Obituary: Retired Fire Capt. David Frizzell [Updated]

Photo: Retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell

[This article was updated on March 22 at 6 a.m.]

Belmont Fire Fighters Local 1637 on Monday, March 21, 2016, announced the passing of retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell.

Frizzell, who lived for many years with his wife, Linda, on Thayer Road, served as the Shift Commander of Group 1. 

Frizzell was appointed to the Belmont Fire Department as a firefighter on April 7, 1963. He was promoted to Lieutenant. on January 5, 1969, and to the rank of Captain on July 15, 1979.

He retired from the Belmont Fire Department with nearly 29 years of service on December 28, 1992.

Frizzell was also a state licenced master electrician since 1965 and a general contractor in Belmont. He was also a US Army veteran who served in Korea.

Frizzell is survived by his wife, Linda Frizzell (Sawtell) and children; Richard Frizzell, Belmont Fire Chief David L. Frizzell and his wife Kristina, Mark Frizzell, Laura Frizzell Grace and her husband Robert and the late Michael Frizzell. He is the grandfather to Michael, Erin, Matthew, Daniel and Christopher Frizzell, Jessica Brennick and Joshua and Eddie Grace and cherished his three great-grandchildren. He was a brother to Jane Carey, Louise Ambrose and the late Charles Frizzell. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, will be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington on Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. 

Instead of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Belmont Fireman’s Relief Association, P. O. Box 79222, Waverley, MA. 02479.

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  1. Paul and Arlene McNulty says

    Dear Linda and family, we are so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you all,

  2. Eric says

    David was our downstairs neighbor. He was the one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met. Thayer Rd. will deeply miss him.

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