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David W. Budding

June 7, 1941 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 76)

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Memorial Service
January 13, 2018

2:00 PM
Village Church
2 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481


David W. Budding, 76, of Westborough, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. He was the husband of Martha M. (Mirly) Budding.

Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late John and Isabel (Nickerson) Budding. He was educated at the Cathedral Choir School at St. John the Divine in Manhattan and at South Kent School in South Kent, CT. He graduated from Yale University and earned his graduate degree at Columbia University.

David taught history at Hampton Institute in Virginia, then worked on education policy issues at the national level, first at the U.S. Office of Education, then at the National Institute for Education. Following his time in Washington, he worked at Abt Associates in Cambridge on housing policy and spent the later part of his career building and managing medical databases with Tufts Medical Center, Lifespan and Perot Systems.

David was a passionate gardner and most of all loved music which gave him the greatest joy in his life and connected him with his beloved wife, Marti.

He has been a resident of Westborough since 2015 previously living in Ashland, Medfield and Lexington.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four children, Lauren Budding and her husband, Pieter Cohen, of Brookline, Anthony Budding and his wife, Jamie, of Santa Cruz, CA, Jeffrey Berndt and his wife, Kristin, of Ojai, CA and Nathan Berndt and his wife, Malka, of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Frank Kemp of Darien, CT and ten grandchildren, Kaila Lopez, Austin Cohen Sophia Cohen, Niels Cohen, Tyler Berndt, Erik Berndt, Kendell Berndt, Edie Berndt, Colin Sprague and Mason Sprague.

He was the brother of the late Judith Kemp.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, at 2:00 P.M. at the Village Church, 2 Central St., Wellesley.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham, MA 01701


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