NORTH SUTTON - Daniel John Peret, 66, died after a six month struggle with cancer, Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Clough Center, New London. Daniel was born on Feb. 5, 1948, grew up in Chicopee Mass. and attended Chicopee Public schools, graduating from Chicopee High School in 1966. In 1967 he moved with his family to North Sutton, enlisting in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer. He served in Vietnam with the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division earning both The Army Commendation Medal and The Bronze Star Medal. Following this duty, Daniel was assigned to West Point, N.Y.
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After Daniel's military service, he became a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 and worked for several companies building highway infrastructure throughout New England. When he had the opportunity to work closer to home and family, he became employed with the Town of Bradford, taking care of Bradford's roads, a job he loved, for 15 years before retiring in 2010.
He is survived by his son Joshua; his mother, Genevieve Peret; a sister, Diane Bourke and her husband, Andrew; a sister, Tina Ettenborough and her husband, Raymond III, and their children, Caitlin and Raymond IV Ettenborough; and many friends in the Town of Bradford and throughout New England.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. in the North Sutton Cemetery. The Rev. Lynne Hubley, pastor of The First Baptist Church of Bradford, will officiate and military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center or The Clough Center.
To sign an online guestbook please visit chadwickfuneralservice.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 25, 2014