SOUTHWICK – David D. MacPhail, 63, (1959 – 2022) passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family after battling cancer for many years. His love for his family is what kept him fighting for so long. Dave was born January 6, 1959, in Springfield to Shirley Cogswell and the late David MacPhail, Sr. He received his Engineering degree from Western New England University and went on to own and run Fire Control Systems in Westfield for the last 25 years. Dave had a thirst for living, and enjoyed golfing, skiing and building R.C. airplanes. He enjoyed boating on Newfound Lake with his girls and friends, for years. Dave probably loved traveling most of all, with numerous family trips to Cabo San Lucas, Alaska and Hawaii, and he was able to go to Costa Rica just before Covid, a long-time dream of his.
Dave leaves behind the love of his life, his wife Shannon and two loving daughters, Jessica Garcia and her husband Tony of Idaho Springs, CO and Melissa Droeske and her husband Trevor of Arlington, MA, and he leaves his very special granddaughter Elliana Garcia. Dave also leaves his mother Shirley Cogswell and her husband James, a sister Deb Barrow, and her husband David of Fort Lauderdale, FL and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his brother Keith MacPhail.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 2PM in Firtion Adams, 76 Broad St., Westfield. Calling hours will precede the service from 1 to 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s name can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 01105. www.firtionadams.com