David Bruce Pessoni,68, of Palm Bay Florida and formerly of East Hampton, CT, lost his courageous battle with ALS on May 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Debbie, his step daughter Sharon McGuigan (George), his brothers Daniel (Linda), Douglas (Audrey), his sister Day Kovacs (Andy) and his four grandchildren George, Shawn, Benjamin, and Allison McGuigan. David was predeceased in death by his parents Edward and Florence Pessoni. David was a Christmas Eve baby born in 1950. He grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1968. He joined the US Navy and was offered a chance to attend UDT Seal Training, which he did and became a UDT Seal Team graduate class of 54. He served 2 tours in Vietnam, first with UDT 13 and second with Seal Team 2. David left the Navy when his term was up and returned to CT. He missed the military so he joined the Army National Guard. In 1980 he was hired into the AGR (Active Guard Reserve) retiring at the age of 49 with a total of 23 years of Active Duty. He wasn’t finished working and applied for a job with the CT Department of Corrections and worked as a Prison Guard for 13 byears. Once he retired He and Debbie moved to Florida. During his working years he attended college part-time and received his Associates Degree in Political Science from Middlesex Community College in 1992. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 main St East Hampton on Friday June 21st from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM followed by burial with Military Honors in Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to: ALS Assoc. Florida Chapter, Inc. 3242 Parkside Center Circle Tampa, FL 33619. These donations go to the patients to help with wheelchairs etc. or home modifications by grant awards quarterly. The money is thin so every grant applied for is not awarded. Of note, during the “Ice Bucket Challenge” every grant was awarded. This group is sponsor of Support Group Dave which Debbie attended. David’s family would like to thank Health First Hospice for their excellent care during Dave’s final days. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
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