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David Francis Hafey

March 9, 1960 ~ April 21, 2018 (age 58)

David Francis Hafey, 58, formerly of East Longmeadow, MA, New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, passed away on Friday, April 20, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. David was born on March 9, 1960 in Springfield, MA, a beloved son of William and Therese (Callahan) Hafey, he was raised and educated in East Longmeadow and graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1978 and later graduated from Stone Hill College with a degree in Chemistry. David grew up working in the family owned business, Jaycox Restaurant, located at the X in Springfield. This experience and working with his parents led him into the hospitality field. After studying dance in Boston and working as a chef, he moved to New York City where he worked at Chita Rivera’s restaurant, “Chita’s” and the Manhattan Bistro. He went on to Los Angeles, where he bartended, then back to Boston, where he was employed at numerous fine dining establishments and caterers. David was a beloved brother, uncle and friend. He was kind hearted and loved to travel far and wide. David relished spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed a good game of golf and a good laugh.  David will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves behind his sisters, Patricia “Trish” Hafey of East Longmeadow, and Mary Hafey of Springfield; his nephews, James and Mark Aleks; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Larry Rinaldi and Stephen Ponchak and by his beloved dog, Lamar. David was tragically predeceased by his parents, William and Therese and brothers, William and James Hafey in 1978, and later by his brother, Robert Hafey in 1986. Family and friends are invited to attend David’s Memorial Mass on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow, MA. There are no calling hours. David’s burial will be private.

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