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1 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Lemay - Everett, MA - Friend

“SORRY for you loss ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Ed Robinson - Revere, MA

“Words fail me, but Jim, the girls, and I will always hold Dave (a.k.a. Uncle m&m) in our hearts. Ann, Peggy, Paul, Brook, and all Dave's family ...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Bell - Canton, MA

“I don't think Heaven realized the handful it was getting calling you home...Your passing has touched many more people that I think you would have...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Matt West - Cranston, RI - Friend

“David it was a pleasure to have met you to have known you, it was a pleasure to know such a wonderful man and funny as he was he had a great heart !...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Reka Vilarson - East Boston, MA

“I will never forget our times in many locker rooms in the indy wrestling scene & the laughter we shared, mostly at others expense. But it was all in...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Glenn Higgins - Santa Rosa, CA

“My heart goes out to Ann (his mom). No Mother should have to endure the pain of losing a child.So sorry for your loss. Will try to make it to the...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Holt - harmony, ME - Family

“We will never understand why so many young men and women die so unexpectably. David's passing came as a shock to his friends and family. He was...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Doris Colantoni - Malden, MA

“My sincere condolences to David's family and friends at this most difficult time.Rest in eternal piece my friend. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: mike zamzow - nottingham, NH

“You were a GREAT Guy. I knew you for 30+ years. Even though we didn't hang out as often in recent years we always kept in touch and touched base. So...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Steve O'Connell - Malden, MA

“I do not know him outside of ring. Every time I talk to at wrestling show he gave me respect. I enjoy watching his talent as a wrestler. I see it in...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: derek fowler - NH - Friend

“A a simple fan I can say that the New England area lost a true artist in his field. From Framingham to Quincy to Everett he could bring...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Backman - Quincy, MA

“David was someone who we could all laugh and joke with about situations with customers as well as talking about Football which he loved. In my time...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: oleg paliy - Beverly, MA

“I wish I knew you better...You were a unique individual and will be missed. Too soon but there is a bigger plan. My thoughts and prayers to Your...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Judy Pitasi - Bellingham, MA

“I remember David as a little kid, my wife's nephew, playing basketball with me at Foss Park in Somerville, MA. I also remember interviewing a scrawny...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Dan McDonald - Tucson, AZ

“I Want To Send My Deepest Condolences Out To The Cahill Family & To The Gover Family In This Time Of Need David Aka "The Daddy Cat" Dc Dillinger Was...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Lemay - Everett, MA - Friend

“HI,To whoever wrote Dave's obituary, you did a fantastic job. It's spot on. I am feeling rather shocked to see this news. I wasn't close to Dave,...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: April Hunter - Clearwater, FL

“Rest easy, my friend. I'll be thinking of you and your loves as we mourn your passing. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Annemarie Tesora - Saugus, MA

“To all of David's family, friends & anyone who was lucky enough to know him even for a brief moment... I can only wish all who cared for and loved...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Dina Phillips - Chelsea, MA

“Those we love they don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. My...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Faith Wilson-Russo - Saugus, MA

“Sending Love and Prayers to the family and friends of DC.. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Linehan - Danville

“So sorry for your loss .praying for your family R.i.p. David , heaven got another beautiful angel ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: laurie demore - lynn, MA

“You great guy .fly like the wind .we will miss you ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Tracy McKenzie - Malden, MA

“So sorry for the passing of Dave D.C. Dillenger. He was a great guy be it in script or of.Met him when he came to I.W.E. in Brewer Maine and worked...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Chuck Look - Brewer, ME - Friend

“You will be sadly missed DC keep watching over all your family and friends. Say hi to AJ for us. I will keep your family in my prayers. I say this in...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Carrie Dezak - Lowell, MA

“god speed to you daddy cat ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: jimmie carabineris - saugus, MA

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David Daniel Cahill, known by many of his friends and New England pro wrestling fans as "DC" Dillinger, officially became larger than life on the morning of August 14, when he passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Danvers, Ma.

Dave's life was one defined by the incredibly high goals he set, and the equally high standards he held himself to. When he realized in middle school that he liked basketball, he talked with certainty of making the NBA. As a high school student he loved professional wrestling and vowed he would one day be a champion. When choosing friends, Dave didn't care about your background or income, he only asked only that you be completely honest and loyal. And when looking for love he set his heart on finding someone with whom he could create a true family.

Like anyone else, Dave came up short on some of his endeavors. He never did play in the NBA. But despite any failures he may have endured, he had many successes. Dave's refusal to give in to his critics and his admirable, life-long pursuit of his dreams made him an inspiration to those who knew him, and an overwhelming success as a man.

That is why he is mourned by so many today. His family and friends including his mother, Ann – one of his greatest inspirations –were drawn to Dave's authenticity and heart, and loved him for the kind, warm, genuine person he was. Thousands of local wrestling athletes and fans that saw DC Dillinger not only raise his hand in championship glory, but reach out his hand to help so many young men and women get their bearings in the sport. And most of all the family he finally found with the love of his life, Peggy Gover, and her two wonderful children, Paul and Brooke. Winning their love was what Dave considered the greatest achievement of his life.

Most would say that at age forty-three Dave was taken from us too soon. And if he were here he would most certainly agree. Because he had still more dreams he wanted to fulfill. And David Cahill was never one to stop chasing a dream.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass celebrating Dave's life on Saturday, August 20 in St. Joseph's Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden at 10 AM.