Dale Peter Callahan
1938 - 2021
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Niantic - Dale Peter Callahan, 82, of Niantic passed away Feb. 26, 2021, at the Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven.

Dale was born Oct. 5, 1938, in New London the son of John J. and Agatha (Billodeau) Callahan. A 1960 graduate of University of Connecticut, Dale was employed as an insurance underwriter for Aetna and John Hancock. He was employed as car salesperson for Caldrello Motors as a Mercedes Sales Specialist.

An avid student of the U.S. Constitution, Dale was the co-host of a syndicated radio program "A Touch of Gray". He was a frequent caller on the Lee Elci radio program.

Dale enjoyed life and had a favorite saying "Enjoy Life". His interests included a good game of poker, playing the horses, birds, photography, umpiring playing baseball and traveling.

His companion of eighteen years, Joyce Powers; a son, Dan Callahan of Southington; and three daughters, Lisa Page, Cynthia Petersen both of Brooklyn and of Sharon Afework of Columbia, Md. all survive him. Seven grandchildren, Jessica, Karissa, and Michael Page, Carolyn and Victoria Callahan, Kaleb Afework, and Ella Petersen also survive him. A brother John "Jack" Callahan predeceased him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue, New London.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, we ask that those in attendance be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask at all times

Please visit www.neilanfuneralhome to leave an online condolence for the Callahan family.

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Published in The Day on Mar. 2, 2021.
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March 20, 2021
Sad to hear of Dale's passing . He was in my dorm at UCONN . Always an upbeat guy and great classmate. My best wishes to his family at this time.
frank buyak
March 8, 2021
I just heard of Dale's passing. He will sadly be missed playing cards at the American Legion. RIP Dale.
Jim and Sandy Longley
March 3, 2021
My deepest Sympathy to Joyce and the Callahan family.
Shari Lee Puckett
March 2, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Callahan family. Dale and I worked together in the automobile business. He was a wealth of knowledge and I appreciated our work together.
Vernon T Mitchell
March 2, 2021
Mike & I will miss you and all the good times we had together with you and Joyce. God Bless You Dale. Love , Debbie & Mike
Deb & Mike Gray
March 2, 2021
Dale for 18 years you were my neighbor you were always kind and gracious to me and my family. We will deeply miss you. Rest in piece ,Jeff, Donna and Spencer Duthrie.
Jeff Duthrie
March 2, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to Joyce and Dales family,,.may he rest in peace....Kellie and Tony Picardi
Kellie Picardi
March 2, 2021
Sorry to see that Dale has passed away. My condolences.
Bob Janovic
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