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David Scott Lorette

1972 - 2014 Left this life unexpectedly of a heart attack while in his sleep Monday, July 14. David loved this time of year when the grass is green and the fish run deep along his favorite fishing streams. In his passing- and the arts he left unfinished- the most precious are the sculpting of his two beautiful daughters Zoe Bailey, 16, and Hayley Lynn, 10, whom he loved and cherished with all his heart. His creativity extended into nature and his ability to create art out of wood and stone. His craftsmanship was a gift that will reach its ultimate potential now in his next life. David's passion extended into cheering on the New York Giants with his longtime friend, Bob Mead. He also maintained a close relationship with his very special grandparents, Wallace and Orlina Demary, throughout their lives. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Valerie Lorette of Stockbridge, as she holds close many memories from the first time they went fishing, hikes in the woods, and Universal Studio with the girls. He also leaves his partner, Cynthia May Palmer, with whom he shared a home in East Otis. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. A special honoring and send off of David on his next journey will be by invitation only. David's mother, and Zoe and Hayley ask that, in lieu of flowers or donations, you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, friend, or walk in the woods for a moment, an hour or a day. Time waits for no one





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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jul. 16, 2014.
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July 10, 2020
Ah fishingah catching, ah every day I miss you mom. But one thing I know, I will always love you today, tomorrow and always. I know that you aways loved me and always was at my side when I needed you. One thing I know you still stand close to me. Thank you mom thank you I will always love you.
George Ramos
Friend
August 24, 2015
At the edge, but our love is much deeper.
August 24, 2015
Happy Birthday Dave
August 24, 2015
Relaxing
HAPPY 43rd BIRTHDAY
July 19, 2015
David's Garden
July 17, 2015
You have and, always will be in our thoughts, and missed every day, spent an evening with your Mom and Hayley, she and I had the perfect burgers as she put it
Demary Jeffrey
July 17, 2015
A couple of days ago I cleared the weeds away from the beautiful stone bird bath you made. Its one of my favorite things and it always brings back fond memories of you. You are always in my heart - my brother from another mother.. Miss you xo ~ lizzi
July 17, 2015
This was always our favorite time of year! I hope that you are building a fort, skipping rocks across the frozen pond by grams house or fishing your favorite hole!! I miss and love you so much brother.
Randy Gongola
July 16, 2015
Dave, I am following your journey. I think of you often. You are truly missed.
Wally Demary Jr
July 14, 2015
Its been a yr today, and ur missed sooo much..ur in our thoughts n hearts ♥ every day.i know its been a yr but today was alot harder prolly than any of us thought it would be without you here with us you are missed n loved so much. But I know someday we will meet again and u n Bob will be there talking like a bunch of girls.. Lol or with ur lines in the water or busting on me.. That's one if the many things I miss bout u the busting u did on me.. You always had a great sense of humor... And the way Bob could open up to u.. He does miss u sooo much, but I know ur with us in heart everyday and I know cause Bob wouldn't of made it tho far without u if u wert.. We love n miss u everyday brother..
cheryl palmer
July 14, 2015
Hayley and Daddy
July 14, 2015
Life moves forward and a year has passed. The outward emotions have moved deeper into my sole, I speak to you in the quite moments when no one is watching. Its better this wayhowever, the memories of that phone call at 9:45 AM one year ago today came flooding back with words that no mother should hear. As time has passed its difficult to know what to say when asked...do you have children, I prefer not to explain, but to say "no" leaves a bitter after taste from the word. I mostly just avoid the subject and stick to the weather, golf or workodd things that would have never crossed ones mind. A garden around the weeping cheery will close out the one year anniversary. The girls and I have a couple engraved stones to put in along with the flowers. We can watch the new life a garden brings each year from the start of the plant breaking through the ground to the flowering of the plant. This will be our new place to reflect on all the special times we spent and stay in touch, this is my last entry online as I'll now speak in private my son. You are missed more that words can say, you are loved deeply and in our hearts always.
I will walk with you on the moon, fish with you in the stream and hug you forever...Always Mom
July 9, 2015
David, your Mom says it all. You are missed.
Wally Demary
July 8, 2015
thinking oof you
May 10, 2015
David, your memories are bringing joy and tears to your mom and daughters.
Wally Demary
May 10, 2015
David,

Yesterday was a day full of memories of you. First, the Fishing Derby commemorated in your name was fun - watching the children cast their fishing line into the Minkler Pond and run with their catch to have it weighed and measured! One sweet boy won the prizes and the trophy with your name engraved on it. I know you were smiling but the void is still there. Hayley's dance recital was very fun! She is beautiful and has the biggest smile on her face and is very confident with her dance moves. Lastly, Zoe went to the prom and her mother sent pictures of her in her dress - she is a knock-out and so gentle. We all love you David, and will continue to pray that you maintain the peace you are feeling.
May 9, 2015
The 1st place trophy for the fishing derby held in your honor today.
Valerie Lorette
May 9, 2015
The Weeping Cherry Tree planted during the celebration of your life.
Valerie Lorette
February 4, 2015
February 4, 2015
always and forever
February 4, 2015
always and forever in my heart!!
January 14, 2015
As I sit here tonight it is hard to believe you have been gone six months already...often it is hard to believe you are gone, yes I know...away they say.
This week I drove to work looking at the trees glistening in the sun with a film of ice on them, the songs scream over the car speakers from my iTune list.
Sad Song suggested by Hayley as the words repeat "no hand to hold" or Zoe's favorite Dancing in the Sky asking what it looks like in heaven and if your pains gone away. The girls and I continue to share our song finds that make us think fondly/sadly/openly of you. Yes…these bring tears most mornings, but today pulling into work I let out a small bit of laughter...if left unwiped will they freeze.
Laughter is the best medicine...2015 will be filled with more laughter, hugs, and memory making with the girls...
You will be with us every moment of every day my son.
Yes we miss you very much, but we hold you close in our hearts
ALWAYS
Mom
January 1, 2015
David, you are missed.
Wally Demary
December 31, 2014
Dearest David,

The year is coming to a close, as millions of eyes look to the sky at the splendid display of fireworks...my eyes will only see your shining star.
Zoe, Hayley and I will glide our way into 2015 (the year of the goat) with sweet memories of years gone by...will pause as we make new ones...and fold you into the moment.

Rest peacefully
love always mom
November 27, 2014
Thinking of you, and the rest of the family in heaven, on this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving...
lisa perkins
November 26, 2014
Dear David, This is for you my son. You are not only in my heart, but I will carry you with me were ever I go for the rest of my life. Love Mom
November 17, 2014
Well, here I am again...a month later and it is bittersweet once more. Today is Hayley's 11th Birthday and we all know how she misses you. We had dinner and cheese cake over the weekend, she eat your piece...she, like you finds it to be her favorite.
Zoe shared a new song with us called Dancing in the Sky, its are new go to song.
We miss you
xoxox
October 14, 2014
David, In the three months you have been gone the leaves have left the trees, bare and exposed, like my heart.
The cold wind will come soon, whisking away the memories that continue to sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks...
Life moves forward, Zoë will be 17 on Saturday, Hayley has been selected as part of the competitive dance team, but the joy is clouded, your smile is missing.

Stay in touch my son...keep sending those signs...

Love Always
Mom
August 24, 2014
I did not know till today trying to find you for a happy birth day since we were born a day apart. We were in school from 1st grade on .I will always remember the summer we lived together in 1991 or the party we had for our birthdays at your place in 2005.I am sorry i missed your service up until 10 minutes ago I did not know.I am just stunned for like 3 or 4 years at 2 different decades you were like a brother and I Will miss you. now I have no one to call me pickle. :)
(Ricky W`)
August 24, 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy! I miss you very much and will be thinking of you on your special day Love, Zoe
August 24, 2014
Happy 42nd David, I hope you are spending the day on a quiet pond with your fishing pole in hand.
Love you and miss you.
Always Mom
August 24, 2014
Happy birthday daddy!
love always your daughter Hayley
August 23, 2014
Just want you to know I'm thinking of you on your special day today. We miss you very much Dave. xoxo
Wenda Ramos
August 15, 2014
Dave, you are remembered each and every day.
Wally Demary
August 15, 2014
Dave,
I realize now that this is not a bad dream that we could leave behind. The void you have left is everlasting, especially for your mom - whose tears fall as the seconds in a clock trying to wash away the pain. I feel comfortable knowing that your soul is tucked away deep inside her heart, savoring every touch she shared with you from birth to now and memories so special. Rest now and let her feel your love and closeness forever.
Wenda Ramos
August 14, 2014
One month today you left us... we miss you every moment of each day.
mom
August 12, 2014
Dearest David,

The weeks pass and time moves, I wait for your call.
I move in a robotic state as I work and wonder why,
When will this dream end, when will I understand why.
Never is a long time, and we learn to never say never, but
In death we part, is it forever…

Time moves and it will tell…someday

I miss you my son
Love mom
VALERIE LORETTE
August 2, 2014
we caught bullheads we had fun
Jordan
August 1, 2014
RIP We will catch fish again we have memories
July 31, 2014
A will always remember Dave for so many reasons but 1 I will have forever. So sorry for your loss!
nancy
July 29, 2014
Val, I just found out the very sad news and am so sorry. I hurt for you my dear friend. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as are David's girls and partner. I pray that precious memories will flood your mind in the hard times to help get you through.

My deepest condolences and much love from my house to yours.

SJR
Steve Raffferty
July 26, 2014
Today was a very special day to celebrate you and what you gave us....may this wonderful tree always remind us of your gift.
July 26, 2014
Val, I cannot express enough how saddened I am for the loss of David, I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through and how difficult all this must be for you. Please know that I am always there for you. Whether to talk or cry or even just sit in silence with. Thank you for a beautiful day of remembrance of David's life, he will be missed. Love, your brother Jeff
Jeff Demary
July 24, 2014
Val,
No bus is big enough to drive your pain away. May time help you ease the very rough road ahead.
My heart and thoughts are with you.
Pam
July 24, 2014
Dear val girls and family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day. Love you Val!! Love Kyle and Rhonda Tremblay.
July 23, 2014
To my Aunt and my best friend - I think of you all throughout my days. I want you to know that you are the strongest person I know. I'm praying for you to receive peace and strength and I'm sending my love always.
Kim Cooper
July 23, 2014
David's Tree
In the early morning I weep for you,
When the sun is high in the sky I am stronger
As the rays from your beautiful eyes cast down and hold me
At night I lay awake wondering why you had to go so soon
I weep again

I planted this Dwarf Weeping Spruce next to the stone mushroom you made to help with the weeping.
Valerie Lorette
July 21, 2014
July 14, 2014
To My Val,

Special gift are given to those to care for,
You loved your given gift with joy,
The Lord needed your gift to do a favor,
So he called your gift to help him for the day.

Remember Val… gifts are given to help you through your days,

So smile… and thank the Lord for your special gift that you cared for… loved till the very last day and forever.

Love you always
George Ramos
George Ramos
July 20, 2014
When friends are in pain it pains us too. May time ease your pain. And may it be replaced by the strength to go forward despite all.
Margie
July 19, 2014
Val, I am so sorry about the loss of your son, David. My sympathy and prayers are for you and your granddaughters. Janice Haynes
July 19, 2014
Val, I am very sorry to hear of David's passing. I'll be thinking of you.
Steve Giroux
July 19, 2014
July 19, 2014
A walk in the woods
July 18, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Val, Zoe and Hayley. May you find comfort in each other sharing special memories of your time with David. Rest in peace David~
Love, Jeff & Christine
Christine Besse
July 18, 2014
Val, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Words are so trivial at this moment. Just know I am thinking of you. Much love....
Judy Rhoden
July 18, 2014
As you embark on your next journey I know you will watch over your Mom and your daughters. You will be missed by many and remembered always. You're in great company up there. Give big hugs to Gram, Gramp and my Mom. Xoxo
Kim
July 18, 2014
Everyday I will be forever greatful for my amazing daughter that we share. I pray that everyday gets a little easier for all of your family and friends. But know you will be forever remembered and loved, especially by your daughter who will always love her dad.
Chrissie
July 17, 2014
David, you are leaving us way too early. You are missed and will always be remembered. The love you had for your girls and your mom could not be greater. Nephew you are on a new journey with gram,gramps, Sandy and Allen. Love
Wally Demary
July 17, 2014
Val,
I cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of David's passing. I think you know how much I loved your son, & I know, first hand how much he loved you. He was so incredibly proud of the woman you are, & the fact that you were his mom. Please know my thoughts are with you & your family.
Melanie Fletcher
July 17, 2014
Dear daddy, no matter where u are you will still always be my best friend. I still hope that every night I might get a phone call although I won't I still hope I know your always be by my side and watching me. I know when the thunder comes your up in the second world blowing and when the lightning is here you just got a strike. I love you with all my heart and I always will I hope you are having fun in the second world.
Love your daughter Hayley Lynn Lorette
July 17, 2014
Dave, you are missed so much day and night, I know you are at peace now, but left us way too soon. I know you will be looking over us and guiding your girls through everything,, we love and miss ya bro love Cheryl and bob.
July 17, 2014
Smile
July 17, 2014
The Dance
July 17, 2014
sorry for your loss.. I have known Dave a very long time n was in shock when I heard what happened.. again sorry for your loss
jenn
July 17, 2014
Sending love and keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Kirsten and Keith Tawczynski
July 17, 2014
~RIP~
July 17, 2014
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Please except our deepest sympathies.
Jim and Nora Eichstedt Gop
July 17, 2014
im very sorry for your loss david will be missed
July 16, 2014
Rest in peace my friend you will be missed!
Gina
July 16, 2014
so sorry val for your loss my nephew i only rember as a baby,so sad once again iam really sorry for this loss,god bless
carole lorette/davies
July 16, 2014
Dave ~ may you fly with angels and watch over your beautiful daughters and Mom as you find more serenity now then ever possible in this life. Val ~ my deepest condolences ~ its got to be one of the most difficult times to watch your own pass onto another realm. My heart goes out to you and the girls and know that I love you and am always here for you ?
Becki Demary
July 16, 2014
Donna Bailey
July 16, 2014
~~~Rest in Peace Cuz~~~
Give hugs to Gram, Gramp, Aunt Sandy,and my dad for me...
July 16, 2014
Val-

I was so shocked and saddened to hear this new from my dad earlier this week. I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am and how much I know David will be missed my everyone in this family. I hold many good memories of him from younger times and I know that he is not only fishing and enjoying this weather, but he is with Gram and Gramps, Allen and Sandy.
Danella Demary
July 16, 2014
Until we meet again my friend..
Elizabeth Ramos
July 16, 2014
RIP My Brother!!!
Randy Gongola
July 16, 2014
Dear Dave,
Hayley truly was a lucky girl to have a father like you. Not every little girl has a daddy who makes them laugh, attends father daughter dances, cheer them on in all their activities, or gets a phone call every night that ends with sweet dreams. Our daughter got to experience that because of you. I know I never have to worry about Hayley because, she will always have a guardian angel.

Jessica
July 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your life and your family with mine. I know you will continue to quietly nurture the hearts of those whose lives you've touched on this level, especially your steadfast love for your mom, Hayley and Zoe. I know you're caring for them now and until the road opens wide for us all to walk together again. I love you David.
Wenda Ramos
July 16, 2014
My sympathies are with the entire family.
Tammy
July 16, 2014
Dear Val:
I did not know your son David but I do know that you loved him and his daughters so deeply. I also want to say that the words in his obituary are beautiful and captures the essence of a soul whose life has been too short. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sue Poulin
July 16, 2014
Val,
Can't put into words how sorry we are to hear of David's passing. Way too young. You are in our prayers. Marge & John Demary
July 16, 2014
My heart goes out to you, Val.

Your beautiful words about David show your strength that will carry you forward.
Pat Maloney
July 16, 2014
Val,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there to give you and the girls a hug. Thank you for posting the pictures. It showed the kind of person he was, a caring man who loved his children. My heart and prayers are with you in these difficult days.
Bev Stair
July 16, 2014
Another classmate gone too soon. RIP Dave...
July 16, 2014
Val,
So sorry to hear of David's passing. God has his reasons.
Love,
Roger
Roger Demary
July 16, 2014
Val,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. You, David and his daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring you comfort during this difficult time. Please know you have my sincere heartfelt sympathy.
Debra Demary-Goddeau
July 16, 2014
Dear Val,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Mary Anne and Kate Jones
July 16, 2014
I JUST WANNA SAY SORRY TO DAVES CHILDREN, FAMILY AND HIS SIGNIFICANT OTHER...........R.I.P DAVE
Jonathan Twing
July 16, 2014
Bobbi Emerling
July 16, 2014
I went to school with Dave , so sorry to hear of his passing. always remember him smiling an laughing.RIP.. Love Rina
Rina Gardella
July 16, 2014
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Jamie Haskins & Family
July 16, 2014
A Beautiful Place
David,

You should not have left so soon, we miss you so very much and can not truly understand this crazy “times up” we have hanging over our heads. I trust you are without pain, your trolling along the widest river with a few fishing poles cast in the calm waters. The sun on your face and the gentle breeze at your back… rest peacefully my son.

Love Always Mom
Val Lorette
July 16, 2014
Dear Val, Zoe & Hayley,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know Dave will be missed tremendously. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
Jenny Milton
July 16, 2014
Hayley & Dad
July 16, 2014
Zoe & Dad
July 16, 2014
Vacation with my Girls
July 16, 2014
Gone Fishing
July 16, 2014
I do not know your loved one, but this is one if the most touching obituaries I have ever read. What a sweet little girl to ask of people to hug a loved one and spend time with them, such wise words<3 My sincere condolences to your family. May peace be with you all.
Dawn Moody
July 16, 2014
our paths crossed many times over the years,last year was great to see you dave !keep them on their toes, wherever you go dave!
Felix Paul
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