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David John Alves, 62, a longtime resident of Sudbury, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, after a lengthy illness with his wife by his side. Born in Ludlow, he was the son of the late Alfred R. & Carol R. (Redin) Alves and the beloved husband of Cynthia C. (Coyle) Alves.

Raised and educated in Ludlow, David earned his BA in Geophysics from Boston College and his MA in Geophysics from Penn State University. David’s professional career, spanning 34 years, included working at MITRE, Sonus Networks, and finally Ribbon Communications as Associate Director of Software Engineering.

Beyond his professional achievements, David was known for his kind, unassuming nature and was often seen as a role model. He was a family man, who was reserved and humble, with a quick wit and memorable smile. David was a problem solver and liked to fix things around the house. His competitive side showed through when he was playing sports that he loved: golf, pickleball, basketball, and soccer, to board games with family and friends.  He proudly coached his son’s youth soccer teams. An avid Boston College sports fan, David also enjoyed the Bruins, Patriots, and, yes, the Yankees. Spending time with family was the best time for David, especially if it included warm weather. David was also an active member of St. Anselm where he served as a lector.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his son, Chris & his fiancée, April; his brother, Daniel J.; several nieces and nephews; and many longtime friends. Besides his parents, David was predeceased by his brother, Darrin J. Alves.

Family and friends will honor and remember David’s life by gathering for visiting hours on Tuesday, April 2nd, at the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 3rd, at St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Rd., Sudbury, starting at 11 a.m. Interment will take place on Thursday, April 4th, at Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, at 10:00AM.

David received exceptional care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and his family asks that In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in David’s name to: Massachusetts General Hospital, 

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