Joseph's Story

PROSPECT - Joseph David Pelletier, 70, died peacefully in his sleep at home on August 21, 2015.

David or Joe as many knew him was a proud member of the Air Force serving as Master Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He worked hard all his life and spent all the time he wasn't working doing things he enjoyed. David was an avid fisherman and hunter and found humor in everything especially farts. "Pull my finger" was his motto and he would laugh long and loud whenever he could get someone to go along.

David loved to travel with his wife of nearly 28 years and they were in every state except Washington. The best remembered trips were driving to Alaska and the many cherished summer months spent in Newfoundland. When not traveling, fishing, or hunting, David was always tinkering. He loved to play his guitar and make songs up for the kids, nieces, and grandchildren.

David was loved by many. As the youngest of 12 children born to Anna and Thomas Pelletier, he was a cherished son, brother, husband, dad, pop, pepe, and friend. He loved children and his last several months of life he has enjoyed taking his great-grandchildren and playing with them, singing to them, and cuddling them. They have been the light in his life.

David was predeceased by his sisters; Mary King, Joan King, and Jeanette Daniels, Brothers; Leo Pelletier, Louis Pelletier, Henry Pelletier, and Carroll Pelletier, and Nephew Kevin Manzo.

David is survived by his wife, Cheryl Pelletier, sisters: Marilyn Willey and Beverly Cooper, brothers; Arthur Pelletier and Tommy Pelletier (Nina), 9 children, Shawn Jacobs (Steph Witmer), Joseph "Davey" Pelletier, Stefanie Dillingham (William), Shannon Packard (Scott Gauvin), Bill Pelletier (Charlene), and Michelle Haskell (Ryan), 6 grandchildren; Morghan Packard (Derek Richards), Brittney Packard (Danny McClay), Rachael Verrill (Dexter), Cody Pelletier, Morgan Pelletier, Tyler Pelletier, Lauren Pelletier, Sarah Pelletier, and Megan Haskell, and 2 great-grandchildren Everett Richards and Arianna McClay and many special nieces, nephews, and friends.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at Young's Funeral Home, 31 West Main St. Searsport, ME on Sunday, August 30 from 2-4 and a military graveside funeral at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta at 1pm on Monday, August 31. In lieu of flowers please send donations in David's name to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL, 60601 or online at (
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