David Scott Carabine, age 45, passed away on July 8, 2021 in Manatee County, FL. He was born on January 2, 1976 in Rockville Centre, NY to Theresa (Choinski) Carabine and Gregory Carabine. He grew up in North Stonington, CT and attended Wheeler and St. Bernard’s H.S., and was on the Dean’s List at the New England Institute of Technology for his Undergraduate studies.
David always had a love of the water and was an avid swimmer who excelled as a commercial fisherman on the fishing vessel, Neptune, out of Stonington, CT. It was during this time David and his wife, Robin Carabine, welcomed into the world his most treasured gift, their son Fintin, to join their family which was already blessed with his stepson, Andrew.
David’s love for adventure and the outdoors led him to his career as a Telecommunications lineman. As a young child David enjoyed climbing and he quickly became recognized as one of the elite in this field earning the nickname, “Spider-Man”, for his ability to manually climb the highest poles and excel at the most challenging jobs. Sought out for his expertise and committed to helping others, David traveled all over the United States, including Puerto Rico, following hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Very skilled and dedicated to teaching others, he trained many a person in the field, who with his efforts, restored critical infrastructure, including following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Throughout David’s life he was appreciated for his hard work, his love for others and animals, his contagious smile and laughter, his loyalty to family and friends, his athleticism, and his ability to see and bring out the good and potential of others.
David’s most treasured gift was his son, “Fin”, who always remained in his thoughts and whose time together he cherished and spoke of the most. We know David will always be watching over Fin.
David enjoyed the simple things in life and loved being in the open air, whether it be up in the sky on tall poles or enjoying the ocean on the beach. He would be the first to give you the shirt off his back or his last dollar, but would be competitive (and win) any card or board games. David truly enjoyed the simple company of others and cherished his family and all the friendships he had across the country.
David is survived by his son, Fintin Carabine of Unionville, MI, his mother, Theresa Carabine of Orange Park, FL, his father Gregory Carabine and his wife Bonnie Larkins of Norwich, CT, his sister Catherine Carabine and her husband, Alan Lapenna, and their children Alyssa and Noah of Arlington, VA, and his stepson, Andrew Bonmer of Galloway, NJ.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine's of Siena Catholic Church, 1649 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073.
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