David D. Samson

FRANKLIN, VT / FORT MYERS, FL:  David D. Samson, 85, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away after a brief illness on February 2, 2021. 

David was born on November 1, 1935,  in Franklin, Vermont, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Laurel E Samson. He had lived in Fort Myers, Florida, for the past 33 years, and spent his summers at Lake Carmi in Vermont.

In addition to his brother Olin Samson of Franklin, VT he is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister-in-law Coralyn (Olin) Samson, his sister Martha and her husband Vernon Smith, as well as his life partner of 35 years Frank Langevin in 1999.

David retired as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of First Mutual Bank in Boston, in February of 1988, after 25 years of service. During his banking career he was active in many banking related activities having served as President of the Boston Chapter of the American Institute of Banking, President of the Massachusetts Savings Banks Auditors and Comptrollers, Chairman of the Operations Committee of the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, and a member of other committees within the banking fraternity.

He graduated from Northeastern University in 1962 and held a Master’s Degree in Business as well as being a CPA in Massachusetts prior to his retirement. 

At home in Florida David was a Charter Member of St. John the Apostle, MCC in Fort Myers, serving as Treasurer for many years. He has also served as a volunteer at, and later was employed by the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Theater since 1998. He worked for H&R Block preparing Tax Returns for 10 years. With his heart ever in Franklin, Vermont, David was active in the Franklin Historical Society, serving as its Treasurer for many years and was a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens. 

A memorial service will be held on June 19, 2021, time to be announced, at St. John the Apostle located at 3049 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. There will be a chance to greet the family at a light lunch in the fellowship hall following the service.  Burial will be in Franklin, VT at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice of Florida.