David Polley, of Hampden, passed away on May 14, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center. David was born in Ilion, NY, on June 25, 1936, the son of the late Edward and Ethel Polley. David was a graduate of Mohawk Central High School in 1954. David and Rita married and moved to Western Massachusetts in the 1950’s. David worked for Monsanto for 36 years and was a talented chemist. David was an avid sports fan and played basketball during high school. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his beloved wife, Rita (Labreche) Polley, in 2009, and a daughter Wendy Polley in 2001. David is survived by his three daughters Laurie Drew of Moses Lake, Washington, Deborah Debottis of Hampden, and Linda Polley of Belchertown. He also leaves his four grandchildren, Jessica, Danny, Chelsea, and Savannah. A calling hour will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023, from 11-12 noon at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield. Followed by a Graveside Service at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hampden. Memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Medical Center.