David ‘Ozzy’ Osborn

David "Ozzy" Osborn, 64, passed away in his home on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Milford, NH from a heart attack.

David was born in Low­ell, MA on April 9, 1952, a son of George and Louise (Leon­ard) Osborn. David began his career at Milford Am­herst Senior High School (M.A.S.H) followed by the Butler School in Lowell, MA, and he finished his ca­reer at Goffstown Middle School.

David spent over 35 years in the field of educa­tion as a highly respected and loved Guidance Coun­selor.

David always had a pas­sion for teaching, and af­ter retiring, he worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Depart­ment at Nashua Com­munity College. He also taught tennis during the summer months for the Nashua Parks and Rec­reation Department in Nashua, NH. David was also an avid photogra­pher, and he enjoyed all kinds of music.

David lived life to the fullest and had a strong sense of community. He will be remembered by many for driving around in his Honda S2000 con­vertible with the top down and a smile on his face while listening to the Grateful Dead. He will also be remembered for his love of his fam­ily and for his generous heart. After a personal experience, David helped spread awareness for or­gan donation throughout New Hampshire, sharing his story and the impor­tance of becoming an or­gan donor.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a daugh­ter Cara Wry and her husband Daniel of Rye, NH, a son Keith of Man­chester, NH, three brothers: Stephen and his wife Paula of Lowell, MA, Mi­chael and his wife Janet of Shrews­bury, MA, and John and his wife Kathy of North Chelmsford, MA along with his many nieces and neph­ews, Christopher and his wife Ashley, Brent, Timo­thy and his wife Kaila, Brian, Nathan, Julia and her fiance Ben Spence, Amanda, Jenna, Michael, Matthew, and Addison Osborn, all of whom he treasured dearly.

He will be greatly missed by his family, his many close friends and all the people he has touched in his life.

"What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been" – The Grateful Dead

A Celebration of Life will be at held on Wednes­day, October 5, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date at St. Patrick’s Church in Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, those will­ing may make contribu­tions in his memory to the Lahey Clinic Transplant Center in Burlington, Massachusetts or become an organ donor. Arrange­ments are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condo­lence, please go to www. smith-heald.com.