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David M. Deffely

David M. Deffely
  • December 9, 1958 - September 12, 2016
  • Westborough, Massachusetts
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston Advancement Dept.
    10 Chandler St.
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Fisher House Boston
    PO Box 230
    South Walpole, MA 02071

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“I remember the day David was Baptized. He was such an adorable baby and little boy. One of the cutest memories I have is him telling his teacher I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Joanne Hyde - Watertown, MA

“I always saw you as an intelligent, kind hearted person with a good sense of humor. I honor your memory and may you experience great joy in the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Battaglino - Mesa, AZ

“Oh, I will miss Dave. We worked together for the City of Worcester for 5 years. His sense of humor lifted me up and kept me going through many days....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Moira McEvoy - Worcestet, MA

“I already miss you Dave. I will miss your sense of humor and everything that made you who you are. You left us way to soon but your at peace all your...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Veinot - Marlborough, MA

“Deffely family please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. Remember that God cares for you.1 Peter 5:6&7 ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“David,I will miss you very much.Love your sister.Sue ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family, my deepest sympathy, for your lost.David, you were always a good person, and it was an honor, knowing you!Wishing you "Fair Winds &...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Paul E. Freeman, Jr. - MA

“my good friend u left to soon I will miss our talks Janice ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.Your loved one will always be...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: A Grateful American

“To my brother David I am happy you are at peace no more medical procedures and all the hospital stays you hated etc. I wish I could of done more I...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Veinot - Marlborough, MA


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David M. Deffely, 57, of Westborough, MA, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at UMass Medical Center, Lake Ave., Worcester, MA.
Born in Waltham, MA, he was the son of the late James A and Eleanor M. (Hyde) Deffely.
David attended MA College of Pharmacy, prior to enlisting in the USAF. During his military service he was assigned to duty as a meteorologist at Cape Canaveral, FL, as well as Anchorage, Alaska. Following his discharge in 1988 he worked as a General Contractor and builder, later becoming the building inspector in Newton and most recently in Worcester. He had a dry sense of humor and a love for the outdoors. He was happiest when walking with his "best friend" and constant companion, his rescue dog Joe.
He is survived by his brothers, James T. Deffely and his wife Sharon M. of Auburn, MA and John B. Deffely and his wife Frances of Newton, MA, his sisters, Susan Frederick of Sandwich, MA and Donna Veinot and her husband Paul of Marlborough, MA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 16 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough.
Burial will be held at the National Cemetery, Bourne, MA, on Monday, September 19.
Donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 or Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, S. Walpole, MA 02071