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DANIEL LORD Obituary
LORD, DANIEL H. Daniel H. Lord, 83, of Portland, passed away peacefully at the home he built in 1956, surrounded by his loving family and cat Snowball. He was born in Middletown on November 19, 1930, son of Mabel E. (Stocking) and Daniel B. Lord. He was a thirteenth generation descendant of the founders of Hartford. Dan married his sweetheart Marilyn (Erickson) Lord 62 years ago. Dan was a well known local builder for over 50 years, admired for his skilled craftsmanship. His buildings included the Lord Cromwell Motor Inn in Cromwell, Nassau Carriage House in Canton, the T J Palmer solar house, and hundreds of houses, renovations and additions including the rear addition to the First Congregational Church in Portland. Dan served 13 years in the Naval Reserves and was an active member of his church serving as a deacon. In his spare time, Dan enjoyed gardening, restoring old cars, fishing ,camping, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a humble man who would do anything for anybody and worked hard so his children could have the best opportunities. His family and friends have fond memories of times spent with him and he will be dearly missed. Dan is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Marilyn and their six children, Susan and husband, Patrick Perry of Niantic, Cynthia and husband, Ronald Miller of Lewisburg, WV, Diane and husband, Mark McBride of Derby, VT, Linda and husband, David Rooney of Monroe, Daniel Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Lord of Madison, Robert and wife, Amy Lord of North Reading, MA. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren, Erin Perry Segall, Jeff Perry, Creighton Miller, Dr. Hillary Handley, Berkeley Miller, Jenny, Tyler, Ben, and Sarah McBride, Kierston, Danielle, Emily, and Trevor Rooney, Alison Lord Kiera and Jason Lord and by sisters, Marion Giroux of Bethlehem, and Olive Bials of Portland. Along with his parents, Dan was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Latimer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 10:00 am at Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell. Interment will follow in the Swedish Cemetery in Portland. Family and friends may call on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Cromwell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s memory to Salvation Army, 515 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or First Congregational Church of Portland, 554 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com
Published in middletownpress on July 21, 2014
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