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Mill City Medical Mourns the Passing of Dr. Pickul

Dr. David Charles Pickul November 17, 1956 – September 15, 2021 Dr. David Charles Pickul of Boothbay, Maine passed away suddenly on the morning of September 15th. He was surrounded in spirit by his family, loved ones, and those passed whom he held in his heart. A native of Ipswich, MA, David is the son of Teresa (Crosti) Pickul and the late Stephen Pickul. He had five brothers and sisters, the late Stephen Pickul, Joe Pickul, Joanne Harder, Jeffrey Pickul, and Patty Dupray, all of whom he teased incessantly. David built a wonderful life in North Andover, and dedicated all of himself to care for his family, as well as his beloved patients or anyone who needed a helping hand, an ear to listen, or a dose of reality. David spent much of his time growing up on the water with his father and brothers fishing and clamming. He loved spending time with his amazingly misbehaved dogs (because “let dogs be dogs”), his long and rewarding career as a physician in Lowell, time spent in Maine doing Maine stuff, and boat rides. Most of all he loved his “baby”, “doll”, “beautiful”, high school sweetheart, and wife of 41 years, Kimberly Whiston Pickul. Together they raised a growing family, Caitlin and Callie Lekas Pickul, Drew and Maria Pickul, and Chris Pickul and his girlfriend Perri Maduri. He was a loving grandfather of Sylvia Anna Pickul and Tait Peter Lekas Pickul and beloved fun Uncle to 18 nieces and nephews, their partners, and 14 grandnieces and grandnephews and counting. David was a graduate of Ipswich High School, University of Rhode Island and UMass Medical School. A top student in his class, David and Kim moved to Washington, D.C. where he completed his residency at George Washington University. Upon moving back to Massachusetts, David chose Lowell as the home of his medical practice in 1987 and founded the Mill City Medical Group in 2003. From that first day in 1987, David has continued to make an incredible impact on the Lowell medical community. He joined Lowell General Hospital in 1991 and since then has spent time as the Chief of the Department of Medicine, President of the Medical Staff, Medical Director of the Physician Hospital Organization, and was the first Chief Medical Officer of Circle Health. More recently, David was a member of the Circle Health Board of Trustees as well as the Wellforce Board. He was key in the creation of the notable Wellforce Clinically Integrated Network. David was humble and respected humbleness in others. He would certainly be uncomfortable with this memorial to his life, but we are sorry David, “Büj”, Dad, and Grampy, you deserve tribute and so much more. We will always see you everywhere, hear your voice, and miss you always. A funeral Mass for David will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday, September 23 at St. Michael’s Parish in North Andover, MA. The family asks you to wear masks for the service and for those unable to make the service, mass will be livestreamed with a link accessible on the St. Michael’s Website. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of David to either St. Jude’s Hospital or the MSPCA.

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