Obituaries

Bicknell, Daniel

July 3rd, 2011

Daniel D. Bicknell, age 55, of Hudson, Florida, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully with his family at his side on July 3, 2011 in Hudson, FL, following a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Danny was born on August 14, 1955 in Stoneham, MA, he was the beloved son of the late Douglas and June (Berry) Bicknell. Danny grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1973. He was on of six siblings and grew up in a tight knit family, he really enjoyed the many gatherings and family celebrations over the years.

Danny married Lori McNabb in 1979, the couple moved to Florida in 1986, where they made their home and raised three wonderful children. Danny was employed in the construction department of the Pasco County School Systems for many years. He was also a talented wood worker, who loved special projects such as making his granddaughters toy chests and rocking chairs.

Danny was a “home body”, he loved to hang out in his garage with his television and watch New England Sports teams and was a huge hockey fan. Danny looked forward to the many golf outings he had with his brothers and he enjoyed visiting his daughter Jacqui in Boca Raton. Danny had a softer side to him, he loved being “Pop Pop” to his granddaughters Taylor and Maggie, they had him wrapped around their little fingers from day one. He was also a very talented writer, composing many poems to his family and friends.

Danny will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man who loved his home, he was generous and always thinking of others, he took special care of those he loved especially his mother-in-law Liz.

Danny Beloved husband of Lori J. (McNabb) Bicknell, devoted father of Dr. Jacquelyn Wolf and her husband James of Boca Raton, FL, Jesse Bicknell and Aaron Bicknell both of Hudson, FL, loving “Pop Pop” of Taylor Bicknell and Maggie Wolf, dear brother of Kathleen Mele & her husband Robert, Raymond Bicknell & his wife Catherine McDonald-Bicknell, Beverly McGovern & her husband Paul all of Methuen, Douglas Bicknell & his wife Allison of Tampa, FL, and Judith Arrington & her husband Jace of Stoneham, son-in-law of Elizabeth McNabb and the late William McNabb of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Bob & Sue McNabb, Billy McNabb, and the late Donna Peddle. Danny is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Saturday, July 23rd from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Danny’s name may be made to a Hospice of your choice.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Bicknell, Daniel”

  1. The Gigliotti Family says:

    To Lori and her family,

    We were so saddened to hear about Danny. He touched so many lives through our high school years and we are sure way beyond thoses years. He always had good words to say and always with a infectious smile. May your memories help you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love, Chuck, Maryann L., Florence B. and Joanie K. Gigliotti

  2. Ray Nolan & Family says:

    Dearest Cousin Lori,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Didn’t realize how long it’s been since you moved to Florida, will always remember fondly the days at the Lake so long ago…will see you on Saturday.

    Love Always, Ray & Family

  3. Terri Jones says:

    Bev and family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.He sounds like a wonderful man. It runs in the family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Much Love, Terri

  4. Louise & John DePiano says:

    Lori – We are sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. We have fond memories of the two of you back at WHS. Where does the time go. Our thougths and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Barbara Reinhart says:

    Lori – I am so sorry to learn of Danny’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have great memories of you and Danny from high school. Lori, a little saying that has gotten me through the hard times of when a loved one has passed: The stars above are openings in Heaven where the love of our loved ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. I hope that it gives you the same peace.

  6. Wendy Wiberg says:

    Lori,
    I’m so shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Luckily you and Danny were high school sweethearts, so had many years together–but not enough, I know. Please know that there are many of us out there thinking of you and your family at this unspeakably sad time, and all send you our deepest condolences. I happened to read this quote today and thought of you: “What the heart has once owned, it shall never lose.” H.W. Beecher. Although Danny’s gone, your love for him never will be.
    ~Wendy W.

  7. Patti Poloian Park says:

    Dear Lori,
    So sorry to read about Danny’s passing. I remember going through school with him especially the old Walker School. My mom and his mom, June, were friends way back when. Boy, time does fly, and he was way too young to pass away. We graduated together from WHS, in 1973. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I also live in Florida, Sarasota, for 3 years now.

  8. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    To Lori & the entire Bicknell Family,
    I was so shocked to read of the passing of Danny…I’ve know him since our West Intermediate days…We graduated WHS together Class of ‘73…We always sat near each other in classes we shared when we had to sit alphabetically…Danny was one of the funniest people I have ever known…
    When I think of him…it always brought a smile to my face…
    You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

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