David McCauley, age 93, of Newtown, the beloved husband of Ingrid Otten McCauley, entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel, Connecticut. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on May 4, 1929, the oldest of six children to the late Milton and Margaret Collie McCauley.
David graduated from Stratford High School in 1947 and enrolled in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. David returned to Connecticut and subsequently graduated from Danbury Teachers College (now Western Connecticut State University) and began his 34-year career as a high school teacher, primarily at Danbury High School and Masuk High School in Monroe, Connecticut.
David spent most of his adult life in and around Newtown, Connecticut. He and Ingrid loved to travel, and they ventured throughout the world. They were regular visitors to St John Island in the US Virgin Islands for over 30 years. David was an equestrian enthusiast who owned horses and was a long-time volunteer and trail master for the Newtown Bridle Lands Association and an Honorary Member of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard. David and his horse, Sage, were frequent participants in Newtown’s annual Labor Day parade.
He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. David's loving family includes his wife, Ingrid; his brother Milton William McCauley, Jr; his sister Martha McCauley Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother James Andrew McCauley; and his sisters Susan McCauley Unwin and Betsy McCauley Ross.
A Funeral Service in Celebration of David's Life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 10 am at Elmwood Cemetery, Old Lantern Drive, Bethel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to St James’ Episcopal Church, 25 West Street, Danbury CT 06810; or to a charity of your choice.
Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, is in charge of arrangements.