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David Wayne Albanese Sr.

November 19, 1953 ~ June 17, 2020 (age 66)


David Wayne Albanese Sr., 66, of Morehead City passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born November 19th, 1953 in Albany, Georgia, the son of James and Francis Albanese.

“David, better known as “Diamond Dave”, was a staple on the Morehead City waterfront and it was the place he called home. His presence and smile will truly be missed amongst the many people how had the pleasure to know him.”

David is survived by his son, David Albanese Jr., his wife Vanessa, and daughter Mikayla of Hubert; son, Dylan Albanese of Lavergne, TN; daughter, Melissa Dassau and family of Norfolk, VA; son, Benjamin Smith, his wife Kim, and children Riley, and Benjamin Jr. of Beaufort, SC; daughter, Heather Overstreet, her husband Jonathan, and children Elizabeth, Eliana, Emiline, Eleanor, Edith, Jonathan Jr., and Elise of Beaufort, SC; brother, Jim Albanese and wife Sherry of Knoxville, TN; sister, Lynda Albanese of Conway, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Francis Albanese.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 27th at Southern Salt Restaurant on the Morehead City waterfront.

Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

To send flowers to David's family, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
June 27, 2020

10:00 AM
Southern Salt (Morehead City)

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