David Piroso

  • Born: June 27, 1953
  • Died: April 22, 2016
  • Location: Canterbury, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

172 King Street
Boscawen , NH 03303

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

David Piroso, 62, of Canterbury, NH passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 following a period of declining health.

David was born in Concord, NH on June 27, 1953. He was a graduate of Concord High School, Class of 1971 and a 30+ year resident of Canterbury. He had a rewarding 21-year career as a printer at Universal Packaging, and then spent the next 12 years in sales at Riley's Gun Shop in Hooksett.
David was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Sunset Mountain Fish & Game and he loved animals of all kinds, especially dogs. He was a proficient woodworker, making countless gifts and projects for friends and family. Most importantly, David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His family meant the world to him and he deeply enjoyed the time he was able to spend with them.

David is survived by his wife of 33 years, Starlene (McDonald) Piroso; his daughter Heidi Piroso of Belmont; his son, Mike Piroso and wife, Kali of Peterborough; and one special and beautiful granddaughter, Lexi. David also leaves behind brothers and sisters, Douglas Piroso and wife, Diana, Joseph Piroso and wife, Mary, Richard Piroso, Carol Sheehy-Plourde and husband, Gary Plourde, Karen Andrews and husband Tim, and Kathy Bryant and husband Richard; many nieces and nephews; and his cherished chocolate lab, Coco-de-man. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his beloved dog, Brady.

Family and friends are invited to gather Friday, April 29th 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street in Boscawen. A memorial service will begin at 5:00pm in the funeral home chapel. The family welcomes flowers, but those wishing to make a memorial contribution instead may do so to Pope-Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, NH 03301. The shelter welcomes financial donations as well as donations of food and pet care items.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the entire family my sincerest and deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sherry - Concord, NH   May 02, 2016

Dear Star and family. My heart goes out to you. May David's memory be eternal and you cherish every thought comes to mind. God Bless. My deepest condolences to you all. Love Freda

Posted by Freda Bolgouras - New York, AL   April 29, 2016


Star, Thinking of you in this difficult time of loss. David was a good man, and loving husband and father.

Posted by Karen Hayes - Loudon, NH - Friend   April 29, 2016


Star, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to you and all of David's family.

Posted by Mary/Jeff Hardy - Loudon, NH   April 27, 2016


To David's family: So sorry for your loss. To Joe and Mary, we are here for you if you need anything. May God's love be with you.
Bruce and Ardie Heath:

Posted by Ardyth Heath - Epsom, NH - Neighbor   April 27, 2016

I'm SO SORRY for your loss. I worked with him at UPC quite a number of years ago. Real nice guy.

Posted by Stephen Mann - Concord, NH   April 27, 2016

Dear Carol, Joe and Mary,
We're so sorry for the loss of your brother/brother-in-law. He sounded like a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Diana Merrill & Terry Welch - Concord, NH   April 27, 2016


Dear Karen, We love you and are deeply saddened by the passing of your brother. Our deepest condolences to you Karen and to all the Piroso family. David, July 4th will not be as bright without you; you have touched many lives. Charlie and Mary-Kathryn Ferguson

Posted by Mary-Kathryn Ferguson - Sanbornton, NH - Friend   April 26, 2016

Kathy and my condolences to Star and David's family. We grew up together and it was a privilege to be Dave's friend. We even got to visit some of the places we use to play as children. I was blessed to be there at the hospital and we pray that God blesses and keeps you (and Brady) and Star and your family in His love. God bless.

Posted by Peter & Kathy Piroso - Concord, NH   April 26, 2016

To David's family, Kathy and my condolences for your loss and the loss of everyone who loved him. We grew up together (some of the best times of my life) had a few pitfalls we managed to get through and had just started to get together again, even visiting places we played together as kids. I was truly blessed to be able to be there as he transitioned to a better place with his faithful dog. God bless you and keep you Dave and Star. Pete and Kathy Piroso

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2016

Dear Carol and Gary.
Am so sorry for your loss.
Wish we had been acquainted.
Love 'n Light

Posted by Patricia bonenfant - Dovrer, NH   April 26, 2016

Star, Heidi and Mike. So sorry to read of David's passing. May your memories make you smile in the saddest of times.

Posted by Peg Flint - Conway, SC   April 26, 2016

Star, my heart aches for you. You have been such a wonderful friend for almost 50 years. I'm so sorry you lost Dave. I'll be there for you when you need the comfort of a friend. Val.

Posted by Val Riley - Concord, NH - Friend   April 26, 2016


Dear Star, I am so saddened by your loss. My heart aches for you and your family including Cocoa Man. Please know the world is a better place because your beloved David lived.

Posted by Carol O'Brien - Dover, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. he will be gratefully missed. Larry and Sharon Elliott

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2016

Dear Star, Mike and Heidi,
So sorry to hear about Dave's passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. May your memories of the happy and special times bring you comfort.

Posted by Chip & Nancy Hacking - Canterbury, NH   April 25, 2016

Dear Dick and Piroso family,

I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. I cannot imagine what losing a sibling must be like but I do remember how strong and frankly enviable your brother and sister bonds were... I am confident that you will sustain each other at this difficult time.
Know that you and the whole family are remembered fondly and I am praying for your peace at this time.

Star and children... may your memories sustain you as you move forward.

Nikki (Lavoy) Holtgrewe

Posted by Nikki Holtgrewe - Concord, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. Star you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.God bless you and may Dave rest in peace.
Bob & Flo Parlangeli

Posted by Robert Parlangeli - Pembroke, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

Star and family we grieve deeply with you for your loss. David was a joy to be with. A strong family man a great hunter fisherman and lover of everything that blows of everything that blows up. You were always there for Karen to get her into trouble then get her out of it! A good brother and freind. As a brother in law you were there for me to discuss guns, hunting, fishing, guns, dogs, camping guns and more guns. You were a joy to be around and will be solely missed by Karen and I. I will think of you on every hunt, every fish I catch and every explosive I light off. Karen will miss you support, strength and being that protective brother. You and Brady enjoy the new any happy world you have gone to. We know you will look down on you family, provide strength comfort and protection to them from above.

Posted by Tim and Karen Andrews - Concord, NH - Family   April 25, 2016


We are all deeply sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Your Allstate Family
Bill, George,France,Haven,Larry,Shawn, Claffy,Doug, Kathy,
Karen C, Samantha, Michael.

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2016

Karen & family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am praying for you and your family.

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2016

Star and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was an inspiration to all and a great friend. We will miss his hunting stories, and his laughter. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Wayne and Cheryl Himes - Canterbury, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

Star, There are no words that can take away the emotional loss,all I can say is it takes time. Time will dull the pain but the memories will help to console you and yor family. Grieving takes alot of time, take all the time you need. My healing thoughts are being sent your way. Love & Peace.

Posted by Lynn Arthur - Loudon, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

Star, I am so sorry for your loss. We have not been in touch for a long time, but back in the BHN days you were always a bright light when we spoke on the phone. I recall you speaking of your family with such love and adoration. I am praying for you and your family. Love, Vicki Powers

Posted by Vicki Powers - Nashua, NH - Friend   April 24, 2016

My cousin David, you are in a better place now. You are with the other Pirosos before us. Watch over your family and we will be together again some day. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed.

Posted by Alan Piroso - Warner, NH   April 24, 2016

I'm going to miss Dave. He was an influential part of my life. He was the nicest friend anyone could ask for, always willing to help, and share his wealth of knowledge. Star, Mike, and Heidi, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Shaunna Bulcock - Weare, NH - Friend   April 24, 2016

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