Peabody — David M. Gabriel, MD, 63, beloved husband of Eloise (Mello) Gabriel, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, while in New York City for business.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late David F. and Mary (Sullivan) Gabriel. He lived most of his life in Peabody. He graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School, Class of 1968. He then attended St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire before attending the University of Bordeaux Medical School in France.
Dr. Gabriel completed his Internship and his Residency in Anesthesiology with University Hospital and Boston City Hospital, now known as Boston Medical Center Hospital. He enjoyed his career there for nearly 30 years. He also worked at North Shore Medical Center—Union Hospital in Lynn. He retired from his medical practice eight years ago in 2005.
Passionate about helping others, he showed people how they could live a better life by creating extra income. He expressed his skills as an Entrepreneur by simply showing fellow medical professionals and health-minded people about his Health and Wellness business, a part of the family of Market America and Shop.com, a dynamic and leading edge product brokerage and internet marketing business.
Dave was active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees with Bishop Fenwick High School, was a member of the Mass Medical Society, and enjoyed season tickets to the North Shore Music Theater. He was faithfully devoted to his church, St. Thomas the Apostle on the Peabody/Salem line where he served as Co-Chair of the Parish Council, and was active in numerous ways to help make a good, prayerful environment in the church. Besides those activities, he derived his most satisfying moments traveling, expressing his joy and love of life gathering with family and friends. He will be remembered for his easy going smile, his welcoming attitude, and for always saying a good word, leaving people feeling better about themselves after talking with him. He will be dearly missed by all he touched.
Surviving him are his wife, Eloise (Mello) Gabriel of Peabody, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage; three daughters, Terri Gabriel of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Becky Gabriel of Long Island, N.Y., and Pammy Gabriel of Peabody; a son, David Gabriel of Peabody; a sister, Kathy and her husband, Mark DeLomba, of Danvers; two brothers, Jim Gabriel of Peabody and Dan Gabriel of Calif.; and an aunt, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for his Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Margin St., (Route 114), Peabody. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Memorial donations may be made to either St. Thomas the Apostle Church or to Juvenile Diabetes (New England), 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481; www.newenglandjdrf.org. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit or to sign condolences.