He was born on May 17, 1920 in Portsmouth, R.I., the son of Joaquim and Mary Garcia.
Mr. Garcia had married the former Lillian A. LaRose on Jan. 12, 1946 in Groton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the 100th Field Artillery Division and had been a POW in Germany for six months.
Dan had worked at the Electric Boat Co. in Groton for 40 years, first as a welder and retiring as a supervisor. He then began work at Electric Boat in the civil service at SOUP Ships as a quality control supervisor, retiring in 1982 after 15 years.
His memberships include the St. Mary Mother of Our Redeemer Church in Groton, as well as the Groton Senior Citizens, where he and his wife were very active in the Center's musical productions and other activities, and where he had served two terms as it's president. Mr. Garcia was also a member of Post No. 10 Disabled American Veterans in Norwich.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Lewis of Austell, Ga.; two brothers, Louis, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Thomas of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Beatrice Garcia and Catherine Willis, both of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren, Heather Stafford, of Austell, GA., and Scott Stafford, of Windham; and a great-grandson, CJ Stafford, of Windham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 1, at the St. Mary Mother of Our Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Road. Following the Mass, burial will be in the Colonel Ledyard Cemetery in Groton. There are no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut, P.O. Box 902, Uncasville, CT 06382.
Byles- Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. is in charge of arrangements.