, Salem, MA

October 14, 2013

David A. Churchill, 51

Peabody — David A. Churchill, 51, beloved partner of Ed Palermo of Peabody, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Albert W. and Theresa (L’Hereux) Churchill Jr. He graduated from Beverly High School, and then from Salem State College. He had lived in Peabody for the last six years.

Mr. Churchill worked for Avnet for several years, and later, in retail sales with Boston Tile and Tile by Design. Recently, he was an internet entrepreneur dealing on eBay.

David enjoyed discovering and restoring antiques. He enjoyed travel, especially to Martha’s Vineyard. He was most happy when gathering with friends and family, especially hosting holiday Christmas parties.

He is survived by his partner, Ed Palermo of Peabody, with whom he shared 10 years together; two brothers, Kevin and his wife, Cynthia Churchill of Beverly, and Paul and his wife, Carol Churchill of Danvers; a sister, Christine and her husband, Carmon Herrick of Wenham; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his cherished cat, Sasha.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a visitation on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 16, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to either MassPAWS, P.O. Box 520136, Winthrop, MA 02152, or to Alzheimers Association, 480 Peasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Please visit for his obituary, or to offer condolences.