Obituary: Spirit X, aka David Ude, 46, brother of Missy Hackett

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Oct 082013

thSpirit X, whose given birth name was David Scott Ude, 46, of Essex, formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2013 at Middlesex Hospital.

Born on February 25, 1967, he was the son of Thomas W. Ude, Sr. and the late Carol J. Anderson.

Spirit grew up in Milford and was a graduate of Jonathan Law High School. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport and was founder and owner of Balloons By Golly for more than a decade.

Spirit will always be remembered for being extremely creative, well-loved and, most of all, for his free spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Spirit is survived by his partner Gary Lamothe; two siblings Thomas W. Ude, Jr. (partner Michael Soileau) of NY and Missy Hackett (husband Eric) of Orange; two nephews Brian Taylor and Josh Hackett; five aunts and uncles Suzanne Ude Boris, Diane Pellegrino, Deborah Rider, Christine Hogan, Charles Anderson and Paul Anderson as well as many other loving family and friends.

In addition to his mother Carol, he is predeceased by his uncle William Ude.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 7:30 p.m.at the Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Spirit’s name to a charity of one’s choice .

To leave online condolences, please visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com