David T. Peralta

February 26, 1945March 7, 2021

MARBLEHEAD – David Thomas Peralta, 76, a longtime resident of Marblehead, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at The Lafayette surrounded by his loving family. David was the beloved husband of Donna (Pugh) Peralta with whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage next month.

Born in Lynn and raised in Swampscott, he was the son of the late Francis and Thelma (Ricker) Peralta. He graduated from Swampscott High School with the class of 1964. He served in the US Army Reserves and attended Miami Dade Junior College and Bentley College. David joined his grandfather’s insurance agency F J Peralta Insurance in Lynn as a broker and ran it and an associated tax preparation business for over 40 years.

David was the loving father of David D. Peralta of Beverly, Dean Peralta and his wife, Christina and Dana Peralta, all of Marblehead; the cherished grandfather of Dallas Raye and Dakota Ryder Peralta, Kelsea, Christopher, Kaylee and Sadee; and the dear brother of Judy Bargfrede of Marblehead, Richard Peralta and his wife, Sandy of Montana, and Francis Peralta, III of Marblehead. He was also the uncle of several nieces and nephews.

David enjoyed grilling and cooking for his family and friends, tending to his vegetable garden and working around his house. Over the years when he wasn’t home or entertaining locally, David also enjoyed getting back to nature at his camp in Sanford, ME. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 14th from 2: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street with appropriate social distancing and attendance restrictions in place. Funeral services and burial in Waterside Cemetery will be private due to current attendance and gathering restrictions. Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or via To share a memory or offer online condolences to the family, please visit EustisandCornellFuneralHome


  • Visiting Hours - Appropriately Socially Distanced

    Sunday, March 14, 2021


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Kara Anderson

March 13, 2021

Wonderful man to work for,... My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Cindy Macomber

March 11, 2021

Whenever there was a cookout, David would be at the grill with a grin 😊
I remember when he walked me down the aisle, I was so nervous, he looked over at me me and said “ don’t trip” which made me giggle and more relaxed 😊
David was the best brother in law, Godfather ,uncle and friend
We will forever miss his smiling face

James Bassett

March 11, 2021

To the family:
Our family is very sorry to hear of Mr. Peralta's passing.
James & Cheryl Bassett
William Bassett/Michael Bassett

Benjamin Benson

March 10, 2021

I just want to say that Mr. P A.K.A "POP" always treated me Like his fourth son! From the very first moment you meet him you feel a warmth and a calming comfort within his words ....Truly makes you feel like FAMILY from the opening moments of meeting him. I like so many others have been lucky enough to have shared so many great memories with POP... countless conversations, laughs and words of wisdom ! Years previous He graciously let me stay at his home for an extended period of time... And always made me feel like I've been living there and part of the family my whole life. I will always be internally grateful for everything that he has done for me !!!! I've always looked at him as a second father to me . Real stand-up genuine caring man . To say you'll be missed is an overwhelming understatement!! You'll always be in my thoughts 🙏 I love you POP ❤️❤️