Babione Funeral Home


David Arnold Alperi

March 10, 1961September 6, 2020
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David Arnold Alperi, 59, passed away suddenly in Boca Raton, Florida on 6th September, 2020. David was born in Manchester, CT on 10th March, 1961 to Robert William and Patricia Alperi. He married his beloved wife, Jeralyn Jones, on 21st August, 2001 and was the father of Nathaniel and a dog named Chauncey. Dave was extremely devoted to his family and friends, and dedicated his time to following all sports but mostly college football, golf and baseball. His favorite was most notably Nate’s High School Football games at Saint Thomas Aquinas. Dave was so excited to watch his son, a Freshman at Florida Atlantic University, play college football this year. He played Volleyball at University of Tennessee and continued after college playing Beach Volleyball, where he became known as “Dave The Dude”.

David had the unique opportunity to combine his passion of food & wine with his restaurant and hospitality career at Nick’s Fishmarket and many other restaurants and country clubs in the area; currently employed at Stonebridge Country Club. He was known for making people feel loved and important.

David Alperi was preceded in death by his father, Robert William Alperi. He is survived by his wife, Jeralyn, son Nathaniel, mother, Patricia, 2 brothers Michael and Steven, sister, Marie; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Gathering and Service will be held at Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home on Sunday, 13th September from 12noon-3 pm. Babione-Kraeer is located at 1100 North Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432. A celebration of his life reception will continue at The Wick Theater located at 7901 North Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (5 miles north of Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home) from 3-8pm.

In lieu of flowers or donations; This Go Fund Me has been set up to assist his son, Nathaniel with his college educational expenses at Florida Atlantic University where he is currently enrolled for his freshman year.

Please observe that we have changed the start time for the Memorial Gathering to 12 pm. Thank you


  • Memorial Gathering

    Sunday, September 13, 2020


  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, September 13, 2020


David Arnold Alperi

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Julie McVay

September 14, 2020

My dear friend Dave...unfortunately I could not make your Celebration of Life, however, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was knowing and working with you Dave. Your infectious smile and witty ways always made for a great day at work. I always admired your work ethic and I learned a lot from you. Thank you for being my friend. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to your son, your wife and your entire family. May they find comfort from the memories they hold dear and close of you. You will be dearly missed, as you were a treasure to all that knew you and who worked along side of you at Nick’s. My sweet friend, may you Rest in Paradise with our LORD. 🙏💜

Joyce Mayster

September 13, 2020

My heart goes out to you and Nate
David held a special place in Our hearts
He was an incredible man and cared about so many
Everyone was special to him. He made everyone feel important
He was there for me when I was going through a very difficult time
He was so real and so proud of you and Nate
Please know that you’re both in our thoughts and prayers
David will be missed
Joyce and Jerry Mayster

Kim & Don Knapp

September 13, 2020

Dave was one of kind in the most special way. He had a way of lighting up a room with just his smile, and his Dave the dude mannerisms! He loved life, his family and his friends. Don and I always loved and laughed in his company. The many lives Dave touched are better for his friendship and kind heart. Miss you Dave, see you soon on a beach playing volleyball in heaven. <3 Kim & Don Knapp

Catherine RileyCrandell

September 13, 2020

I can’t pick just one memory. After he bounced into my restaurant in 1997 as the best friend of my husband, he stole my heart with his smile, love of people, life, food & beverage and more. When he met Jeralyn, you couldn’t wipe the smile from his face. I knew his heart was taken. And Jeralyn being as beautiful inside as out, we were all thrilled. Along came Nathaniel, wedding, sharing in their honeymoon was joyous. 20 years wasn’t long enough. But we will always remember with love & a smile Dave the Dudeman and raise our glasses & hearts as that’s what Dude would want. Jeralyn & Nathaniel, you’re forever in our prayers. Love Austin & Cathy RileyCrandell

Jennifer Tidmore

September 13, 2020

A man who always wore a smile and had a genuine twinkle in his eye for his wife and son. Such a kind soul who made everyone feel comfortable and included. We all can carry on his legacy by showing the same kindness and compassion to everyone we meet. May you continue to Shine On in the hearts of all who loved and cared for you, Dave.

Gail Schorr

September 12, 2020

Jeralyn & Nate

Although we’ve never met, Julian and I feel we know you both. We live at Stonebridge and have known and adored David for as long as he’s been part of the Stonebridge family. He talked about you both. He was so proud of you Nate. We never saw him where the conversation didn’t focus on you, everything you’d accomplished so far, and how successful he knew you would be. We are so sorry that he’s not with us any longer. We will miss seeing him so much. We hope you will take to heart how much he loved you both.

Gail & Julian Schorr aka Dr. J (as he was called by David)

Doc Sullivan

September 12, 2020

In life today very rarely do you have a chance to meet such a kind giving and happy person as Dave the Dude . He never had a bad day and always had time for others . The way he showed the happiness he had of seeing you was second to none ! Meeting the Dude left you with a feeling of how he was so happy to meet you and call you his friend when it was really us who were the lucky ones to have met such a great guy.
I as many many people will never forget all the great memories .
Jeralyn and Nate my thoughts and prayers are with you both through these very tough times .
He loved you both so very very much .
Doc Sullivan

Sydney and Sylvia Hinds

September 12, 2020

We are so sad Jarelyn and Nathaniel to here this sad news of Dave, accept our condolences. He was always very happy, likes to entertain family and friends when we meet at functions. He was so lovable and humble while he entertained family and friends.
We will miss him very much. I am praying for you and family as the days go by. We love you and Nathaniel very much . God bless.
David RIP. .
Sydney and Sylvia. ..

Louis Ellenbogen

September 12, 2020

Dave the Dude.
My roommate
My Brother
My Friend

BBC Room Service. You guys were incredible. The first to learn the value of an up sell !!!!

Chicago. The loop. presidential towers. Andy Claire in the fountain.

Jeralyn. The best thing to ever happen to you. And then Boom Boom out go the lights.
Wait for it. .... Nathanial
You have your fathers spirit and you mothers good looks.

Club Members Friends Family
We will NEVER know a more beautiful soul than MY FRIEND DAVE

Suzanne McKissic

September 11, 2020

Dearest Jeralyn and Nathaniel,

We are deeply saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. We are still in disbelief. Dave was always so kind and welcoming, always smiling. We will cherish the memories of all the fun family times we spent together.

Jeralyn and Nathaniel, may you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. We love you and we will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Rest in heaven Dave! God bless!
Suzanne, Sean, Brandon and Ethan


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