MANCHESTER - Daniel A. Goonan, 71, died Nov. 11, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.
Born in Manchester on Feb. 7, 1940, he was the son of Michael F. and Mary Ann (O'Dowd) Goonan. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City.
He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School, Class of 1953, and attended Saint Anselm College.
Mr. Goonan served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a lieutenant with the Manchester Police Department for 20 years. Afterward, he was a private investigator and co-owner of the Irish Pub. Later, he was director of operations at Hesser College as well as a security officer at Elliot Hospital. He was a Hillsborough and Rockingham County bail commissioner.
Mr. Goonan served as alderman in Ward 7. He was also a member of the City of Manchester Planning and Zoning boards. He held membership in the Knights of Columbus, Council 5260, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Candia Woods Golf Club.
Mr. Goonan was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Most recently, he was a communicant of Saint Pius X Church.
He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, who most especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Family members include his wife of 49 years, Judith A. (Jaroma) Goonan of Manchester; two sons, Daniel A. Goonan and his wife, Denise, of Manchester, and Michael O. Goonan and his wife, Elizabeth, of Manchester; two daughters, Virginia A. Goonan of Manchester, and Erin Kate Jones and her husband, Martin, of Alexandria Va.; 11 grandchildren; his brother, Richard Goonan of Brunswick, Ohio; and his sister, Violet Sullivan of Port Charlotte, Fla.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary V. Jerome, and his brother, Michael Goonan.
SERVICES:Calling hours are Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., corner of Concord Street, Manchester.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Pius X Church, Candia Road, Manchester.
Courtesy local transportation for the afternoon calling hours will be provided on request by contacting Daniel J. Healy at 622-8223.
Burial will take place in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, may be made to Visiting Nurses and Home Hospice, 33 South Commercial St., Suite 401, Manchester 03101.
For more information and to view the online guest registry, please visit: www.connorhealy.com