Obituary for William L. Daniel Jr.
The wake for Wrentham police and fire dispatcher, William L. Daniel will be held today and the funeral will be Saturday.
William L. Daniel Jr., of Wrentham, where he has lived since 1968, died Monday, May 28, 2012, following a brief illness at the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He was 55. Mr. Daniel had been the Wrentham Police, Fire, and EMS dispatcher since 1981
Born in Boston, he was the son of William L. Daniel Sr., and the late Anne (Mulhern) Daniel, and was a graduate of King Philip High School, class of 1973, and held an Associate Degree in business management from Boston College and Fisher College.
Mr. Daniel had served as the Civil Defense Director since 1987, Special Police Officer since 1984, and Call Firefighter and EMT since 1980. He was a certified Fire Fighter I & II, certified Hazardous Materials Technician, certified in MAST, defibrillator, EpiPen, Enhanced 911, and a LEAPS operator.
A certified dive master, rescue diver, and assistant scuba diving instructor. He had also formerly worked for Bird, Inc., in Walpole from 1976-1995 as the Assistant Chief and Firefighter. He was a member of the National Association of Underwater Instructors and the Professional Association of Dive Instructors.
In addition to his father, he is survived by four brothers, Christopher Daniel and his wife Donna, of Seekonk, John C. Daniel and his wife Deborah, of Cumberland, RI, Robert K. Daniel and his wife Sandra of Wrentham, Carl Daniel and his wife Barbara, of Douglas, and a sister, Elizabeth Suchocki and her husband Stanley, of Hubbardston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Friday from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 140 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre. Burial will follow in Centre Cemetery in Wrentham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Daniel's memory may be made to the National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 or the Salesian Missions, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710.
For more information go to: http://www.rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1494454&fh_id=11687