Brattleboro - Clarence H. “Dan” Daniell, Jr., 90, of Sunny Acres, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Thompson House Nursing Home.
He was born in West Danville, Vt. on January 27, 1927 to Clarence H. Daniell, Sr. and Hazel Badger (Daniell) Dowdell. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School and then entered the Navy, training at Sampson Naval Base in Seneca Falls, NY and deploying on ABSD-6 to Apra Harbor, Guam.
Upon his discharge Dan relocated to Brattleboro, working with Ray Thompson’s Mobil Station. His 30 year career in banking began with the First Vermont Bank & Trust, then with Burlington Savings Bank where he retired from in 1989.
In 1950 he married Carolyn Morris who predeceased him in 2000.
Dan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro, Brattleboro Lodge #102, life member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Brattleboro, Cairo Temple and Royal Order of Jesters, Rutland, VT, American Legion Post #5, and honorary life member of Sampson WWII Navy Veterans.
Dan loved to fly and was an accomplished pilot for 44 years. He also enjoyed gardening, feeding the wildlife, bowling, snowmobiling and hunting. He volunteered for 28 years with the Brattleboro Shrine Bingo, being one of the original workers.
Dan is survived by his two children, Marc Daniell and wife Candace of Guilford and Marcia Russo and husband Nicholas of Portland, ME; his sisters, Marvourine Filgate of Brattleboro and Betty Jane Barnes of Hanover, MA; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Daniell, Joey Daniell and Megan Coddington; and two step-grandchildren, Michael J. O’Donnell and Scott O’Donnell.
Dan was predeceased by his sister, Beverly McCann.
Graveside committal services with full military honors will be conducted Friday at 11:00 am in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery with Rev. Susan de Puy Kershaw officiating.
Friends may call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mr. Daniell’s name may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.