David Paul Pernal, 66, of Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Nov. 15, 1955 in Southington, he was the son of the late Peter Pernal and Dolores (Mongillo) Pernal.
David graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Minor in Architecture. After graduating college, David went on to become a successful senior project manager in the modular and construction industry.
David enjoyed working and continuing working at LaRosa Building Group until he passed. He married the love of his life, his wife, Lisa Pernal in 1988, and they shared 33 happy years together. David enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at Fenwick Golf Course, long motorcycle rides, and loved cooking for family and friends. David's favorite place to visit was Aruba; he loved the "One Happy Island." Above all else, David found his joy in spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
As well as his parents, David is predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Pernal. David will be greatly missed by his wife, Lisa, as well as their children Samantha and Stephen Pernal. David also leaves behind his brother Michael Pernal (wife Chris), sister MaryBeth Marinelli (husband Fred), sister Lynn Pernal, and brother Peter Pernal (wife Jessica). David will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, wonderful friends, and other family members, whom he loved dearly.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swan Funeral Home, located at 1224 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook. A Memorial Mass will be held the following day on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church, located at 161 Main St, Old Saybrook. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in David's name to the American Cancer Society or the Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries.