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Gerald J. Daniel, 88, of Salem, N.H., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on August 26, 2017, at the High Point House in Haverhill, Mass.
He was born and educated in Lawrence, Mass., the son of the late Irene (Bousquet) and Alfred Daniel. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Gerald was a manager of Baron’s TV and Appliance in Lawrence, later becoming an inspector at Lucent Technologies until his retirement.
Gerald enjoyed traveling with his wife, Betty, to Spain, Italy, Germany, Hawaii, and then wintering in West Palm Beach, Fla., with lifelong cherished friends. He also enjoyed many road trips with his grandchildren.
Gerald will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Connors Daniel of Salem, N.H.; his children, John Daniel and wife, Cynthia and their children, Jason and his wife, Daniela; Jessica Rowland and her husband, Adam, all of Texas; Paul Daniel and his wife, Carol and their children, Michael and his wife, Alexia, and Ashley Fitzpatrick and her husband, Patrick; and his grandchildren, Stephen Daniel, Sheralee Mgrdichian and her husband, Mark. He also leaves his great-grandchildren, Connor, Hannah, Cameron, Amelia, and Julia Daniel; Mark, Sophia, and Leah Mgrdichian; Pierce Rowland; and Norah and Maggie Fitzpatrick; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Anette Daniel, and his siblings, Roger and Paul Daniel, and Madeleine St. Cyr.
Calling hours will be Thursday, August 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Rd., Salem, NH. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H.
Memorial contributions in Gerald’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org; or Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or www.boystown.org; or to a charity close to one’s heart.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Published on  August 29, 2017
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