Tribute to David Vendettuoli

David Scott Vendettuoli
Born in Providence, RI
Departed on Aug. 20, 2008 and
Resided in North Kingstown, RI.

In loving memory of my best friend and music writing partner for 33 years.
Pulsar

RIP Zolar
("I have been, and always shall be, your friend.")

Dave's Music

In all the years since David passed, still hardly a day goes by that I don't think about him.
On occasion, I will update this page with a random old photo, song or thought.
I miss you terribly, my friend.

I've added another one of the unfinished songs we were working on in my basement.
Honestly, these were never meant to be unleashed this way.
But I don't think he'll mind since it's all I've got to give you.
Everybody's Waiting - Dave and Clay - 2006 (7.13 MB MP3) Posted 8/20/15

We recorded this one in 1995 and it was featured on a Big NOISE compilation CD.
The band is Go Man Go with David, Dave T., Jerry, Kate and me (Clay).
Mother Gunner - MP3 - (7.98 MB) posted 8/1/15

Long story, short... here's something I know you'll really like.
David, Peter and Steve Vendettuoli (Phat Glass - 2006)
Sin City - MP3 - (5 MB) posted 6/14/15

Here's my favorite song/recording of Dave's.
David, Peter and Steve Vendettuoli (Phat Glass - 2006)
My Friend - MP3 - (6.33 MB) posted 11/05/2009

Here's two unfinished songs we were working on.
Recorded on PC in my basement (David and Clay - 2006)
Christmas is Coming
- MP3 - (6.78 MB - Remixed 12/18/14)
Only Yesterday - MP3 (6.58 MB -
Remixed 8/21/15)

Latest update: 11/3/2016

Dave & Friends
Dave, Pete, Steve Dave on the bridge Dave's VW
Tim and Dave Young Dave Kurt, Joe, Tim, Dave
Dave in Underdog movie Kim, Dave, Wayne Dave in Underdog movie
The Gang Phil, Dave, Steve Dave and Kim
Dave at Pendar Zolar bluegrass fest Zolar VW
The "Flip Book"
Go Man Go
Short version - 85 KB
Full version - 354 KB
Zolar and Clay
Dave and Clay
Dave as a teen
Teen Dave
Zolar
Dave
Hurricane and Zolar
Hurricane and Dave V.
Zolar
Dave
The Crew
Russian Cargo
The Plane
Stranded
Zolar + Clay
Dave and Clay
Russian Cargo
Jerry, Clay, Dave, Kate, Dave
The Go-'copter
Hitchin' a ride
ListStock2000
Syd, Clay, Tim, Dave V. (Front)
Joey (drums), Steve (Back)

Steve and Dave

Steve and Dave
Clay Day
5/6/2000

Promo Poster

 

- Message From Clay -

My sincerest thanks to all/anyone/everyone who wrote, called, attended
any of the services and/or events, thought of, cared about or otherwise
had anything at all to do with Dave in his all too short but adventurous lifetime.

The service was beautiful, his family and friends wonderful and inspiring though deeply
saddened by his physical absence. Dave was simply one-of-a-kind...
never to be replaced, deeply loved and missed for eternity.

At this time, I just wanted to put all the obituary guest book entries here
so they don't disappear.

Guestbook for David Scott Vendettuoli
(copied from the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home online guest book)


I offer my best to everyone who was close to Dave; I know this includes many
people. He had such intelligence, wit, integrity, and vitality. He was a truly
exceptional person. My hope is that Dave's family and close friends rest assured
that he has made a major impact in so many people's lives. He will be missed,
beyond words can express. Much love to you all -
Sharry Adams
Aug 26, 2008
Denver, CO


I cannot express my sorrow at the passing of my friend David.
My most profound sympathies to all of his family and friends...
a talented and caring soul has left us forever, and we will miss his presence.
Jeff Bates
Aug 25, 2008
Westerly, RI


I'm sorry for your loss. I am glad to have gotten to know Dave and hear his stories
about his interesting life. He was a special person and still one of the coolest
person I've ever met.
Joanna Winterbottom
Aug 24, 2008
Cranston, RI


I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing he was a gifted artist and a very warm and
generous soul.... I have great memories of our younger days..... Working the long
hot summer painting the towers of the Newport Bridge Dave kept us laughing
miss you Davie….Troy
Troy Robertson
Aug 23, 2008
Santa Monica, CA


I ran into and spoke with David often in the last 8 yrs. or so at live music events
and at our favorite watering hole. He was comfortable to be around and generous
with his time. He'll be sorely missed.
David Busch
Aug 22, 2008
Greenville, RI


I knew Dave as a boy who grew into a man with a zest for life and a love of
adventure. He was a pied piper who brought us all along. He was blessed with a
father and mother who never thought anything mattered more than their children.

Let's just be thankful for all the special moments that Dave has left us. And with
that, I hope that my cousin will continue to live on within our hearts and minds. To
me Dave was a Gentle Man and a Gentleman.

-rcj
Raymond Julian
Aug 22, 2008
Winthrop, MA United States


Dave was a kind, caring and generous soul. He will be greatly missed. My
sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends.
Lynn Perry
Aug 22, 2008
Cranston, RI


Dave, I like to think that you're takin' a ride on a cosmic train. I will forever keep
you in my heart, 'till we meet again. Remember "you can't throw a feather far". :)
Cindy-lou
Aug 22, 2008
RI


I am so sorry for your loss. May God carry you through and bring you comfort
during a difficult time. My heartfelt sympathy.
Holly Morse
Aug 22, 2008
Fall River, MA


My best friend and music writing partner for 33 years... I love you, Dave. Thank
you for sharing your life with me.

You have the most amazing family and friends I've ever had the honor of
experiencing. Such love and caring is a testament to how wonderful a person you
are, and how deeply you touched all of us.

I can't wait to play and write music with you again. In the meantime, behave
yourself and save me a seat.

God bless you (I'll bet you believe now).
Clay
Aug 22, 2008
EP, RI


Godspeed my friend...
It saddens me it was your time to leave us...
Your spirit lives on with me and so many of your other friends...
We'll celebrate and honor your life and having had you in ours
by living peacefully and well and enjoying the simply, fine things -
friendships, music, "our" gathering spots...

What better honor then to say "I'm a better person and life is richer
for having known you"... I'll always have that special day to remember
and celebrate our friendship. I'll raise my glass but it just won't
be the same without you...
-Fran
Fran
Aug 22, 2008
Providence, RI


With deepest sympathy. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
June Rocchio
Aug 21, 2008
Johnston, RI


Debbie Salamon
Aug 21, 2008
Warren, RI


Words cannot express how great Dave was.
He will live on in his music.

I miss him so much.
John Waddington
Aug 21, 2008
Exeter, RI


Gabrielle Portal
Aug 21, 2008
Providence, RI


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Guestbook for David Scott Vendettuoli
(copied from the Projo.com online guest book)
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David, Thanks for being a part of my life. I'll always treasure the memory of that
night Jerry and I were jamming.......a drummer started playing with us, doing an
incredible job..............I turned around and it was you. The night Liz and I joined the
Phazers on stage and played the blues is a special memory too. Thank you, my
friend.....It was an honor and privilege to have known you. I love you David....rest in
peace.
Garry (NK, RI)
August 27, 2008


My condolences to the entire family, I just recently lost my father, and I know how
hard it is on the whole family, he will live on through your memories.
Bob Carr (Warwick, RI)
August 26, 2008


So sorry to hear this news.. got to know Dave through the people that loved him
like their own.. my condolences to all who have lost Dave. One of the braviest men
I have known..rip
Ed Lake (Swansea, MA)
August 25, 2008


I was so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. What a profound loss for the world.
My deepest sympathy. Mel
M W (Warwick, RI)
August 24, 2008


Dave you were the best thanks for the times we had together
doc tom (Wakefield,RI)
August 24, 2008


I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing he was a gifted artist and a very warm and
generous soul.... I have great memories of our younger days..... Working the long
hot summer painting the towers of the Newport Bridge Dave kept us laughing ?
miss you Davie….Troy
Troy Robertso (Santa Monica, CA)
August 23, 2008


To my little brother...Your passing was at first a relief to me since it ended your
suffering. Now, words cannot express the loss I feel. I was with you in this fight
from start to end. All I can say is that you fought valiantly. You never loss your
dignity which was a big worry to you. Watching you go through what you did made
me feel like the little brother. I am so proud of you and will always keep you in my
heart. Its my greatest pleasure to have had you as MY brother. I miss you so much.

Say hi to dad! Love you Bro.
mark Vendettuoli (N. Scituate, RI)
August 23, 2008


My thoughts will be with you always, high school wouldn't have been the same
without you. Peace and Love to all your friends and family, sing on
Allsion Nelson, Lewis (Exeter, RI)
August 23, 2008


Dave was my first tenant on Wickenden St. (Ethnic concepts).
I am so saddened by his passing. He was such a good person and friend..I feel
lucky to have known him. My deepest sympathy..
Maggie DeMarco
Maggie DeMarco (East Greenwich, RI)
August 22, 2008


A unique and wonderful person. My thoughts go out to his many friends and family.

He will be missed.
Liz Waddington (Mchenry, IL)
August 22, 2008


My heart is empty, Life without Dave is unthinkable. His music, his laugh, and love
of the world will be sorely missed. Best friend forever
Phil / Trish Wells (Warwick)
August 22, 2008


Dear Millie and Family,

I knew Dave as a boy who grew into a man with a zest for life and a love of
adventure. He was a pied piper who brought us all along. He was blessed with a
father and mother who never thought anything mattered more than their children.

Let's just be thankful for all the special moments that Dave has left us. And with
that, I hope that my cousin will continue to live on within our hearts and minds. To
me Dave was a Gentle Man and a Gentleman.
Ray Julian (Winthrop, MA)
August 22, 2008


Dave was such a good person. He loved life and all people. I used to work with
him on the Newport Bridge and he left a lasting impression on me and his
coworkers. God Bless
Paul Robertson (Jamestown, RI)
August 22, 2008


My love and prayers go out to Dave's family and friends. Dave was a wonderful
part of my life and my children's lives while they were growing up. Peace and love
to everyone in this difficult time.
Karen
Karen Tougas (North Kingstown, RI)
August 22, 2008


He will be greatly missed, He loved his music, I loved playing with him, he always
had a joke and kidding around. I will miss him. Sympathy goes out to the Family.
Dave Trombley (EP, RI)
August 22, 2008


Mark and Family,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother.

Much Sympathy,
The Almagno Family
Phil, Lucy, Sandra, Cathy, Ann, John and Nancy (Providence, RI)
August 22, 2008


Dear Millie and Family,
Where does one find the words to express how sorry I am to learn of David's
passing. I know it has been a long, difficult time for you all and David's courage
and strength during that time will hopefully bring you comfort.

Focus on all the wonderful memories you had as a family and go forward knowing
he is now at peace.

With deepest sympathy,
Helen Follett (Cranston, RI)
August 22, 2008


I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do
to help at this time.
June Rocchio (Johnston, RI)
August 22, 2008


Godspeed my friend...
It saddens me it was your time to leave us...
Your spirit lives on with me and so many of your other friends...
We'll celebrate and honor your life and having had you in ours
by living peacefully and well and enjoying the simply, fine things -
friendships, music, "our" gathering spots...

What better honor then to say "I'm a better person and life is richer
for having known you"...
I'll always have that special day to remember and celebrate our friendship. I'll raise
my glass but it just won't be the same without you...
-Fran
Fran (Providence, RI)
August 22, 2008


Our deepest, deepest sympathy for your loss of Dave. We both have wonderful
memories of Dave with his music, sense of humor and friendship. He will truly be
missed but always thought of with great respect for his strength and courage.
Christine & Steve Seymour (North Kingstown, RI)
August 22, 2008


With deepest sympathy
Jon Campbell and Marilyn Bellemore
August 22, 2008


My best friend... I don't know what to say... I love you, Dave. Thanks for sharing
your life with me.

You have the most wonderful family and friends I've ever experienced and I'm
deeply grateful for all the love and caring everyone has for you.

I can't wait to play and write music with you again. Until then, try to behave
yourself. Save a seat for me.
Clay (EP, RI)
August 22, 2008


I cannot express my sorrow at the passing of my friend David.
My most profound sympathies to all of his family and friends...
a talented and caring soul has left us forever, and we will miss his presence.
Jeff Bates (Westerly, RI)
August 22, 2008


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