David Michael Palangi passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 with his
sister by his side at their home in South Hadley, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years of age.
Born and raised in Everett, he is the son of the late Adam M. and Lena M. (DeBiase) Palangi. David attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1967. After high school, David attended UMass Amherst and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He pursued his career in engineering at Farmer Engineering. David retired at an early age due to a medical condition that required weekly care. He later became a property manager for multiple properties he owned over the years. David also worked for a number of years at the US Post Office in Hadley. David was a great environmentalist. He was a subscriber of The Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. David was an avid kayaker before being diagnosed with cancer in February. He will be greatly missed by his sister Barbara and by all of his cousins.
David is the beloved brother of Barbara Lee Palangi of South Hadley. Loving cousin of Peter Ravanesi, Carol Clark, Bill Ravanesi, Paula Contilli, Linda Carafa, Nancy Stilwell, Monica DeBiase and the late Fred Abbruzzese. Nephew of the late Carl and Anna Palangi.
David’s funeral arrangements will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to The National Kidney Foundation online at http://www.kidney.org. We encourage family and friends to visitwww.carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.