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Joseph “David” Guerrera, 49, of Salem, N.H., passed away surrounded by his family at High Pointe House of Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill on November 13, 2017. Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., on May 15, 1968, he was the son of Dr. Joseph and Ann (Martin) Guerrera of Andover.
Dave was raised in Andover and spent summers with his family at Seabrook Beach, N.H. He graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Class of 1986 and Connecticut College in New London, Conn., Class of 1990. He went on to receive his law degree at Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., Class of 1997. After law school, he worked at Rogers & Wells in New York City, specializing in securities and antitrust law. For the last several years, he was employed as counsel for Sycamore Networks in Chelmsford.
Dave was an avid golfer, poker player, and sports fan, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his two children whom he cherished and adored. Dave touched many lives, and all who met him found him to be kind, funny, and unassuming.
He will be forever missed by his beloved wife, Ann Marie Dirsa, who gave remarkable strength to Dave and the entire family through this final year of his life. He is survived by two wonderful children, Joseph Mitchell Guerrera, 11, and Carolyn Elizabeth Guerrera, 8. Family members include his parents, Dr. Joseph and Ann Guerrera of Andover; sisters, Amy Stabile and husband, Gerald of Andover, Bridget Cox of Andover, and Melissa Constable and husband, Aaron of North Andover. Dave also leaves nieces, Alexa, Joslyn, Carly, Julia, Ella, Avery, Sadie, Cassandra, Natasha, and Hannah; and nephews, Luke, Beckett, Jonah, Luca, and Jack, who truly loved being in his presence. His extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins will also miss him dearly. The family would like to give special thanks to Jackie and Mitch Dirsa for their unwavering help and kindness.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017, at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover followed by a reception. At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.
Published on  November 15, 2017
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