David M. "Doy" Pelis
1956 - 2019
Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA
David "Doy" Pelis, 62, of Hatfield, MA passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was born in Northampton on December 15, 1956, was a lifetime resident of Hatfield and a 1974 graduate of Smith Academy.
David was the son of Tillie Pelis of Hatfield and was predeceased by his father, Sylvester Pelis. He is also survived by his significant other, Ruth Dansereau, of Hatfield; his sister Joan Gaudette, and her husband, Fan, and nephew, Sean, all of South Hadley; his brother, Robert, and his wife, Shaun, of The Villages, FL; his brother, Edwin, of Hatfield; and his son, David, of NY.
David was the owner of the former Pelis Auto Sales and was most recently involved with the inception and success of CARite in Windsor Locks CT. He is best remembered for his antics in his youth, his passion for cars, his brilliant engineering mind and his warm heart.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Ahearn Funeral Home, 783 Bridge Rd., Northampton MA with a service on Thursday, October 17, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hatfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, Linda Manor, 349 Haydenville Rd. Leeds, MA 01053, Hatfield Council on Aging, or a charity of your choice.
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Published by The Republican from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2019.
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road, Northampton, MA
Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road, Northampton, MA
Calvary Cemetery
Hatfield, MA
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My Dear Tillie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in the memories of your dear son.
My heartfelt thoughts to you
Deb Grosberg
October 23, 2019
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Doy was 3 years ahead of me in school. His sister Joanie and I were in the same class. How very sad for his family. Sending love and prayers during this sad time. Mary Desmond Robinson.
Mary Robinson
October 19, 2019
To his loving Mom, Tillie, and his faithful and wonderful companion, Ruthie, may you both find the strength to carry on.
Henry Kulesza
October 17, 2019
Fond memories of my highschool chum. A funny, passionate and down to earth guy will be missed. Prayers to the whole Pelis family.
Barbara Dwight Kahian
October 17, 2019
One of the most talented, funny and larger than life characters I've ever known. Very sorry.
John Filipek
October 17, 2019
Rest In Peace my Friend ✝
Michael Cassidy
October 16, 2019
mark oquisanti
October 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Doys passing. My sincerest condolences to the family
Jeff Lizek
October 15, 2019
We had lots of fun times together. Rest in peace.
Linda Cahillane
October 15, 2019
Grew up with the Pelis family across the street on Chestnut. Sincere condolences and sympathies to all at this sad time. "Doy" was a great "one of a kind kid" with lots of energy and love for all. Peace....
Edward Korza,Jr.
October 14, 2019
Rest In Peace Doy, thoughts and prayers to the family! Sending our love!
Dee Yagodzinski and Rick Ross
October 14, 2019
Love you Uncle D!
Jennifer Jenkins
October 14, 2019
My condolences to all the Pelis family. Edju and Bobbie were my contemporaries but I remember Doy being a cute and funny kid.

May peace be with you all. Know we are all praying for you during your time of loss.

With sympathy from my Mom, Betty Jaworski and myself
Nancy Jaworski Shanafelt
October 14, 2019
Mary Nicoli
October 14, 2019
Paula J Lizek
October 14, 2019
A great guy that will be missed by anyone that knew him.
October 13, 2019
Doy was always unpredictable! When he was about 10, he hopped into my parked '67 Vette and took it for a joyride. Still remember coming out and my Corvette was gone! He lead an interesting and full life.
Henry Kulesza
October 13, 2019
Remembering Doy with heartfelt prayers.
Susan and Frank Abarno
October 13, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John & Louise Glenowicz
October 13, 2019
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