David M. Paparella, age 59, of Apple Valley, CA, formerly of Shelton, CT died peacefully on April 11, 2017 at home with his family by his side. David was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 4, 1958, one of four children to the late Michael J. Paparella, Jr. and the late Georgia P. Paparella.
He is survived by his partner of more than 30 years Maurice Gruner, whom he married in December 2014, and their son Ethan. He is also survived by his brothers Michael Paparella, III of Great Falls, MT and Paul Paparella of Paradise Valley, AZ and by his sister Roseanne Simanavage of Crown Point, NY as well as his nieces and nephews Suzanne, Steve, Katie, Matthew, Wendy, John, Josh and Joe. He is also survived by his beloved Aunt Gigi (Virginia) Smith of Schenectady, NY, and cousins Mandy, H.J., Gemma, Amanda, Robert, Michael, Mark and Joseph.