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Daniel C. Wandell, Jr.

August 11th, 2018

Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. “Danny”, age 55, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 10, 2018.  Born in Winchester on February 26, 1963, Dan was the beloved son of Daniel and Catherine Wandell.  Danny grew up in a large family in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School.  He was a devoted employee as the Director of Operations in the Secretary of State office in Boston.

Danny loved all kinds of sports.  He enjoyed golfing, crunching through different players stats and loved hockey, especially the Bruins.  He enjoyed watching his children as they played various sports and carried that through to watching his grandson Jaxon at all his games.

Family was the most important thing to Dan.  His children and grandchildren were the light of his life.  He loved to spend time with them and would take the kids to amusements parks, on trips, and his legendary sleepovers with his granddaughter Paige that always involved ample amounts of candy. He looked forward to their annual trip to Storyland and Santa’s Village that they just returned from last week.  These are special memories will forever live on in their hearts.

Danny was the devoted father of Victoria Smith & her husband J.T. of Westford, Curtis Wandell & his wife Hayley of Tewksbury and Allyson Wandell of Avondale, Arizona.  Loving “Pa” of Paige, A.J., Jaxon, Payton, Landon, and soon to be Lily.  Cherished son of the late Daniel C. Sr. and Catherine E. “Betty” (Hennessy) Wandell, dear brother of Kim McDonough-Gawron of Hollis, ME, Joan Wandell of Lowell, Susan Landry & her late husband William of Billerica, Nancy Brothers & her husband Patrick of Tewksbury, Kathy Mireault & her husband Erik of Lowell and Michael Wandell & his wife Bridget of Dracut. Danny is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, August 14th 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Danny’s memory may be made to Tewksbury Youth Skating Association, PO Box 694, Tewksbury, MA 01876.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Daniel C. Wandell, Jr.”

  1. Michael A Maresco says:

    I am so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. I worked with Dan for over 30 years and he was truly a gentleman. He was the proudest dad I’ve known and talked about family dinners with all his kids. I hope you continue those dinners and your memories of them give you some solace during this difficult time.

  2. George Ferdinand says:

    Over the years and up to last week when speaking with Danny, I was happy that he enjoyed his career as a public servant but will always remember his spending time with his family as the light of his life. To them please accept my heartfelt condolences for a true, loyal friend.

  3. Frank West says:

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We would have long talks at Market Basket or elsewhere during chance meetings. Karen and I offer our deepest sympathies to Dan’s family. God bless Dan and his family now and always!

  4. Michael D'Argenio Sr. says:

    Sad to know Dan has passed away. I was still working with him for about 30 years and got to know him well. I will miss talking to him about horse and greyhound racing and learning all about his family. Please accept my condolences and I know you will always keep him in your hearts.

  5. AMY TAM-LI says:

    I still can not believe Dan is not with us, please accept my condolences. I still remember the first date I worked with Dan, his sense of humor, and friendly smile, a great guy to work with. Rest in peace Dan, heaven got another angel.

  6. Jackson Family says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

  7. Brian & Carole McGrath says:

    Our most sincere condolences to all of Dan’s family. Though I only saw Dan on rare occasions in recent years, it was always a pleasure to see him. Those times always seemed to be at mini-reunions of old friends from childhood, either getting together at a restaurant or at a cookout. I know that Dan will be greatly missed by many, but especially by his family that he loved to talk about. Sending our love and prayers for you all. (John 14:1-3)

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