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My New-Cut Ashler
Rudyard Kipling

My New-Cut ashlar takes the light
Where crimson-blank the windows flare.
By my own work before the night,
Great Overseer, I make my prayer.

If there be good in that I wrought
Thy Hand compelled it, Master, Thine--
Where I have failed to meet Thy Thought
I know, through Thee, the blame was mine.

The depth and dream of my desire,
The bitter paths wherein I stray--
Thou knowest Who hast made the Fire,
Thou knowest Who hast made the Clay.

Who, lest all thought of Eden fade,
Bring'st Eden to the craftsman's brain--
Godlike to muse o'er his own Trade
And manlike stand with God again!

One stone the more swings into place
In that dread Temple of Thy worth.
It is enough that, through Thy Grace,
I saw nought common on Thy Earth.

Take not that vision from my ken--
Oh whatsoe'er may spoil or speed.
Help me to need no aid from men
That I may help such men as need.
David Joseph Conti

David passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2024 with his wife and best friend Kathleen [Tuttle] Conti by his side.

David grew up in East Kingston, NH the son of Joseph and Henrietta [Jutras] Conti. David leaves his wife Kathy, his brother Richard [Martha]and sister Karen, 3 sons Andrew [Cathy], William(Tiffanie] and Timothy[Jennifer], 2 stepchildren Jennifer dePalm and Jeremy Gatcomb[Melissa], 6 grandchildren he just adored, Christopher, Benjamin, Brandon, Britney, Conner, and Emily, and nephew Owen.

David was a firefighter since his teens , continued with that his whole life til retirement.His career turned to FPL where he was fire chief. He also loved teaching at different fire depts and especially teaching at the NH fire academy.

David was also a mason and a master plumber. He loved his camp in Conway NH, his winter time at St Pete Beach FL, his rides in their VW convertible through the beach or wherever, with a big smile on his face.

David loved life and would light up a room with his smile. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. He fought a very courageous battle at the end of his life and did it with great dignity. Now David is at peace. Services are private. Donations please to the Kensington NH fire dept or the East Kingston , NH fire dept as David would want.

Brother Dave Conti was a long time Gideon lodge member and Treasurer.

Obituary for David J. Conti