August 6, 1985 - September 18, 2016

Meriden, CT - Formerly of Warwick, NY

David J. DeFreest of Meriden, CT, formerly of Warwick, NY, died as a result of heart disease on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was 31.

The son of Daryl DeFreest and Diane Nash DeFreest, he was born August 6, 1985 in Warwick, NY.

David was a survivor. He overcame cancer, the trials of ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome. He became an Eagle Scout, an accomplished lawyer, a homeowner and had a wonderful supportive circle of friends.

We love you and will always miss you.

Survivors include his parents: Daryl and Diane DeFreest; sister, Danielle DeFreest and fiance, Matt Marvullo; grandmother, Maria Nash; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins; and close friends in Connecticut.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.

Burial will be held privately in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwick Valley Humane Society, PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.

To send a condolence online, or for directions, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com