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ARONS, Dr. Daniel L. Age 72, of Cambridge and Wellfleet, formerly of Newton, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. For 46 years, he was the beloved husband of Dr. Elissa (Beron) Arons. Loving father of Rebecca Arons & her husband Eric Fastiff, Dr. Dara Arons & her husband Jeremy McDiarmid, and Abigail Arons & her partner Matthew Bennett. Cherished grandfather of Eli and Tessa Fastiff and Hazel, Leah, and Rose McDiarmid. Dear uncle of Edward and Zachary. Dr. Arons was a dedicated and caring physician and teacher. Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St, Newton on Friday, August 8 at 11:00AM. Burial at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton. Following burial memorial observance will be at his home in Cambridge, Friday until sundown; Saturday evening after Shabbat; and Sunday and Monday, 2-4PM & 7-9PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114,


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I knew Dr. Arons through his awesome family in Wellfleet. I had the pleasure of spending time with the whole family in the 90's mostly on Cape Cod. But I was lucky enough to make it to the Game in Cambridge as well as Hampshire St a couple of times. He treated me with love and respect always.
I could not believe he is gone. Carl Peters told me a while back. So...I had to check it out for myself.

God Bless you Dan. He always said to me....please...call me Dan.

Shout out to Dara and Berecca from Capt Tom....my condolences...
Thomas Landon
October 14, 2015
I reconnected to Danny (as I knew him...) at the Conard High 50th reunion for the first time since high school and after a nice "catch up" conversation was really sad that we had so totally lost touch. He was such an important part of my growing up years: Emanuel synagogue, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmation, the same high school group. All good and important memories that I shall always hold dear.
Claire Goldberg Moses
April 10, 2015
Peace to our dear classmate

Conard '59
West Hartford, CT
April 6, 2015
I knew Dr. Aron's only for a year or two and only as a beginning office worker many years ago at MGH. He was, however, obviously a lovely man. Kind, soft souled, whip smart with a great smile and a deep penetrating gaze. I'm am sad to hear of his passing but honored to have known him, even briefly...
James Ruccio
January 2, 2015
So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Arons. He was my primary care physician for approximately the past 20 years. I always looked forward to my annual physical. Dr. Arons always took the time to talk to me about everything in my life, not just medical issues. During these past years (like everyone else) I have faced some challenges with medical issues and personal issues. Dr. Arons would always refer me to the best physican and monitor me closely. He made me feel safe and he always took good care of me. We loved talking baseball and about travel. He always enjoyed hearing about my trips to Ireland to visit my family.
My sincere sympathy to all of the family. He loved talking about his family and would "light up" when the subject of family was raised. I know your wonderful memories will sustain you in the days ahead. He's is Heaven smiling down on us.

Eilish Broderick Murphy
Hingham, Ma
September 26, 2014
Dear Elissa,
Debbie and I learned for the first time today that Dan passed away in August. We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He was a wonderful person,Yale classmate and friend. We will all miss him very much.
David and Debbie Barry
September 23, 2014
Dear Elissa,

I only belatedly learned of Dan's passing and am glad we had the opportunity to talk a few times in these last months. I have such great memories of our Yale years and of course our meetings in the intervening years. I will be out of country the next three months, but hope I can visit you in Cambridge later. My deepest condolences to you and your daughters. Dan was a wonderful and extraordinary man.

With my warm affection
Dick Teitz
September 23, 2014
A kind, gentle soul, a true healer, may he rest in peace.
September 16, 2014
My condolences to Dr. Aron's family and friends. He was my doctor for almost 20 years, and I always enjoyed our visits. Intensely intelligent, kind and thoughtful. He had a good sense of humor and a love of life as well. I'll miss him.
Jason Frank
September 9, 2014
If one could model the best primary care physician by someone, that should be by Daniel Arons. For the last two decades I was truly fortunate to have Dr. Arons as my physician. I also used to run across him and his beautiful wife at every ballet performance in Boston or other art events so I ended up seeing him much more often in a theater than in the hospital. He was absolutely wonderful human being and I am still in shock and deeply saddened to learn the news from the letter from MGH. My condolences to all family and especially to Dana, whom I met. I hope that love of your family and friends will help through this time of sorrow.
Olivera Vragovic
September 3, 2014
Danny Arons--he was called Danny in those days--was my first friend when I was five years old. Our parents lived in the same apartment building in Hartford, Ct. One of our favorite projects was digging a hole to China in the side garden of the apartment. We were not in the least discouraged when Danny's father warned us that it was a long, long way.
May he rest in great peace.
Elena Lawton
September 3, 2014
Like many of the condolences, Dr. Aron's was my primary physician and had been for the past ten years. There was an immediate connection upon my first visit when we discussed our mutual admiration for the town of Wellfleet. I had been going with family, siblings, nieces and nephews and M&D for over 20 years. As many of you know, Dr. Arons had a home in Wellfleet which he enjoyed visiting whenever he could. When he wasn't there but at MGH, he would literally beam whenever he spoke about the town.

Completely by chance, four summers ago I bumped into Dan at Wellfleet's Gull Pond, where he was watching the Red Cross give swimming lessons to one of his grandchildren. I was fortunate then to have an opportunity to introduce my mother to Dan. As you might imagine, they hit it off famously!

Dan left this world a better place. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Bill Weihs
September 3, 2014
I have been with Dr. Arons for 14 years. He was a wonderful caring doctor and more importantly an amazing man. After discussing my health yearly, we would discuss where we stood on grandkids. I have 9 and I know you all know this...nothing made him happier to discuss with me how his grandkids were. Also, when you were going to get together again as a family. So sorry for your loss and mine also.
Carol Shattuck
September 2, 2014
Dr. Arons was my GP for about 15 years. He was a wonderful doctor, warm and attentive with a good sense of humour. I will miss him. My condolences to all of his family - he was a remarkable soul.

Geoff Pingree
Geoffrey Pingree
September 2, 2014
Hi lisa, I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew he was battling w cancer for a while
My love and condolences to you and all your family
Love MIchael posner
September 1, 2014
I too am very sorry to learn of Dr. Arons passing. I'll not only miss his care, but also his warm smile, and his genuine interest in me and my life. I moved to NYC in 2010, but kept Dr. Arons as my PCP because I knew that he would always take good care of me. We shared Yale as our alma mater and enjoyed talking about the school and reunions. It was also very easy to see how devoted he was to his family. I'll never be able to replace Dr. Arons, but will carry fond memories of him for many years to come. He was such a peaceful man. May he rest in peace.
Drew Lawton
September 1, 2014
I am very sad to learn of his passing. He was my Dr since I came to this country more than 15 years ago. He was truly a caring person that knew and remembered my problems, not from the "computer info" or the medical chart. I will miss him for long time. May his soul rest in peace. Lupe Putnam
Lupe Putnam
August 31, 2014
Dr. Arons was my doctor for over 40 years and my husband's doctor for almost that long. We were sad to hear of his death yesterday in a letter from MGH. We could not have hoped for a more caring doctor over the many years and we hope his family are comforted by the messages of sympathy.
Virginia Marcotte
August 30, 2014
so sorry to hear of dr arons passing. an exceptional dr and person. i was 1 of his patients andy dreyer
andy dreyer
August 29, 2014
To the Arons Family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Dr. Arons was my fathers doctor and I am second generation to have Dr. Arons as my primary care doctor. As many of the messages are saying he was not only a doctor but caring friend who not only would ask about his patient but the family members also. Even though my father has been gone for 8 years he would still reminisce about how my father would sing and serenade the ladies who worked for him in the office. My last appointment back in May he was very upbeat about beating his illness and when I left I had great confidence that I would be seeing him again next year for my annual checkup. He will be greatly missed by many people because not only was he a caring doctor but in many ways was a father to us all.
Joe Natola
August 29, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Arons family. He was my physician for about the last 20 years, but he was much more than that. Ten years ago I had quintuple bypass surgery. Throughout that ordeal and the sometimes painful recovery, he was my comfort, my quarterback, my caring supporter, encouraging me and keeping me upbeat. He was also a source of comfort and kindness to my wife. And I so enjoyed my regular visits with him; who in this day and age "enjoys" going to the doctor? But always, before the visit was over, we'd be discussing families, and travel, and especially politics! On my last visit with him in June, as saddened and concerned as I was by his news, I knew that I could still joke with him. I asked him to make sure, if he had to hand me over to a new PCP, it would at least be somebody who shared our mutual political beliefs and passions. I will miss him. Rory FitzPatrick
Rory FitzPatrick
August 25, 2014
I am greatly saddened to learn of Dr. Arons passing. He was my father's doctor before he was my doctor. I started seeing him in 1984, my father passed in 1994 and Dr. Arons still talked with me about him 20 years later. The world will miss that "cat that got the cream smile", his bright eyes, quick wit and most of all his personal caring manner. I feel I've lost a friend not just my physician. My deepest condolences to all of the Arons family. He will be missed by many, many people.
Phil Greenstein
August 25, 2014

I was so saddened to hear of Dan's death.

He was certainly a remarkable man,one of those wonderful individuals one feels especially fortunate to meet and know in a lifetime. He exuded goodness, intelligence, caring and compassion. I was so very fortunate that he was my personal physician for these past fifteen years or so. He was very much there for me and helped me and supported me through some of my own personal challenging times. His real caring and gentle humor were always helpful'

We always did a bit of sharing about families, life, holidays even a bit of Torah. I certainly always got the sense of how important his family was to him. I wondered at times if perhaps he and I knew each other in some other life, other world, perhaps in some shtetl in Eastern Europe, perhaps sitting at a table, delighting in learning from ancient books of wisdom.

In the end his courage and perseverance and determination were inspiring and something I'll never forget.

Somehow I know his soul is now in a good place.

The world has lost a very good person.

My condolences and best wishes go out to his wife, children, grandchildren and other members of his family.

May his memory be a blessing to all of you.

Mel Brown
August 24, 2014
Dear Elissa,
So sorry to hear of your loss.

It must have been about 7years since we ran into each other at
Hatch's in Wellfleet. We were going to get together, but unfortunately our family hasn't been back to the Cape since then.

Danny was at the heart of our class, and we will miss him greatly.

Dan Booser
Daniel Booser
August 23, 2014
I was extremely saddened to receive the letter from MGH saying Dr. Arons had passed away. He had been my physician for the last 18 years and I just saw him in mid-June. While I knew he was ill he had the same demeanor about him as he did with every other visit I had with him. He always asked how my family was and enjoyed seeing pictures of my two daughters, particularly since they are young and growing very quickly. My last words to him were that I'd see him in December at my next appointment. Sadly, I won't have that opportunity. To the Arons family and the outstanding staff at MGH, I offer my condolences on the loss of a great doctor and a great person.
Bill Gorman
August 20, 2014
My condolences to the entire family. I was a patient since 1999, and he was the only doctor I had had in recent times that called me back! We had many good conversations and he guided me in staying healthy. So sorry to have just heard about this today.

Tony Beadle
Tony Beadle
August 20, 2014
To the Arons Family,

Please accept my humble condolences for the loss of this wonderful soul. He was a remarkable man as well as a gifted and dedicated physician. He never failed to make me feel better both physically and spiritually. I am truly blessed to have had Dr Arons in my life for the past 20 years.

J Fucci
August 18, 2014
Dr. Arons was my physician for nearly 20 years. He was a great Dr. and nice caring person. He always took the time to learn about what was going on in my personal life. I am sorry for your loss.
August 18, 2014
Dr. Arons was my primary care physician for nearly 20 years. He was a great Dr. and an even better person. I'm sorry for your loss.
August 18, 2014
Daniel's humor, intelligence and compassion - even just a few weeks ago - will always be remembered. He was surrounded by so much love and said, "Love and peace were all that mattered." My thoughts are with your entire, wonderful family.
August 17, 2014
Dear Arons Family - We were saddened to hear of Dr. Arons' passing. He has been with our family for over 30 years, first caring for our mother then our dad. He truly was the most compassionate and sincere doctor when it came to treating his patients. Our hearts go out to his family during this time.
Salvato Family
August 11, 2014
Dan was a great friend to my family and a personal inspiration to me. I am so, so very sorry to hear this news. Yours in grief and friendship, Alyssa Lovell
Alyssa Lovell
August 11, 2014
Most sincere condolences to the Arons family and his staff at the MGH. I've been his patient for many years and always felt comforted by his calm demeanor and caring attentiveness. I will miss him greatly.
Barrett Goodspeed
August 11, 2014
Dear Arons family - Elissa, Rebecca, Dara, and Abigail and all your extended family - Your husband and father was my physician for the past 25 years, and I am so sorry for your loss. He was a compassionate, perceptive, caring, and devoted physician who took the time and energy to know as much as he could about his patients. We enjoyed exchanging our stories of trips to France, and it was always clear how proud he was of his family and how much he loved all of you. He will be deeply missed by all of his patients. I hope that your awareness of all the good he did will help, along with time, to temper the deep loss that you must be feeling. Thanks so much for sharing him with us these many years. With deep affection, Tim Averill.
Timothy Averill
August 11, 2014
My condolences to all of Dan's family. We were classmates in medical school and he was always a kind and thoughtful physician, even then. His loyalty to the class and the school were marked by the generosity that he always showed in every way. He will indeed be missed by all of us who knew him.

Jim Dowaliby
James Dowaliby
August 11, 2014
To the Arons family, please accept my condolences on your loss. Dan and I were fellows together at the Thorndike Laboratories in 1971-72. He was a marvelous physician and an excellent endocrinologist. He will be missed!
William Dudley
August 10, 2014
Dr. Arons has been my doctor for many years. He was such a kind man and he cared about his patients' whole beings rather than just their physical ailments. I have great respect for him and will miss seeing him every year. I always admired the lovely family photos in his office. It was clear how much his family meant to him. May he rest in peace and may your fond memories give you great comfort. You have my deepest sympathy.
Kathy Henry
August 10, 2014
Dan was a good man and a respected classmate at Yale School of Medicine. He was very instrumental in seeing that our class participated at the highest level possible in annual fundraising. We last connected at our 45th reunion -- it is so hard to believe that he is gone. My condolences to his wife and family.

John A. Drews, MD
Class of '67 -- Yale School of Medicine
John Drews
August 8, 2014
To the Arons family and community,

Dan will be missed by all. Those of us who knew him (and even coverd with him in the past) have too many common memories to express. We will always remember him for his warmth, humor and caring. My condolences to all. May you attain what he wished for you, and may you remember him as kindly as he would wish to be remembered.

Larry Weinrauch (MD)
August 8, 2014
We shall miss you, Lieutenant Dan.
Arthur Siegel
August 8, 2014
Dear Mrs. Arons and family, We can not express our sadness for the loss of such a wonderful man and doctor. Dr. Arons was my husbands doctor for many years. They became friends not just a doctor patient relationship. He was a gift from God to all of his patients and everyone who knew him. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Joann Giannino
August 8, 2014
A Good Man. Rest in Peace.
Tim Callahan
August 8, 2014
I never quite got the nerve to call him Dr. Dan (after the children's Golden Book), but I always meant to try it on him. Every year, after he assured me I was OK, he'd grill me about suggestions for replacing his Mercury SUV and Mrs. A's diesel Mercedes. If a particular auto column piqued his interest he'd either save a comment until my next office visit or send off an email. He doctored our souls, was a role model for the importance of family, and leaves a big hole in all our lives, one that memories can surround but only he could fill.
Bill Griffith
August 7, 2014
He had such a great sense of humor. He was compassionate and kind to his staff and his patients. When he spoke about his family his eyes lit up. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with him. We will miss you Dan.
Diane LeBlanc
August 7, 2014
Lisa, the news was kindly forwarded by Bucky, and Pat and I are so saddened by it. What we'll always remember is his upbeat courage to drive down to the reunion last June, and we treasure that chance he gave us to see him and visit. We'll be keeping you and the family in our foremost thoughts tomorrow. Kit & Pat Wilcox
August 7, 2014
Daniel Arons was the most generous, caring and sweetest man I have even worked with. I will never forget how much fun it was to work for him. His happy and positive spirit lives on in his family. I will miss Daniel.
August 7, 2014
Dr. Arons was my primary care physician for the past eighteen years. He was the kindest and most compassionate doctor I have every meet. Hippocrates wrote the oath, Dr. Arons lived it. His care was the gold standard of primary care. I always felt comfortable in his office surrounded by his family photos and the orchids that never rebloomed. I hope this note offers his family some small measure of consolation. He loved you all and his brown labrador.

Tom Kane
August 7, 2014
I am very sorry for the loss of dr Aron's he was my docter for many years my condolences to you and all your family
Irene Mondello
August 7, 2014
I will miss Dan's quiet confidence and warmth that he exuded every day. I will miss our chats about his beloved Griffin and his family he adored. It was my privilege to work alongside Dan as his nurse for these past 10+ years.
You can rest now, Dan. You gave it your all, and I will forever be humbled by the courage you displayed.
Kristen Kenniston
August 7, 2014
It was a pleasure working with Dr. Arons! Such a devoted ,compassionate man. I will miss those curls! My condolences to the family & friends!
~Tachtiana Jean-Philippe Cabrol
August 7, 2014
For nearly 20 years he was a caring physician and a good friend to both us and our family. We will miss him a lot.

Peter and Pat Pershan
August 7, 2014
To the Arons Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I had the great pleasure and honor to have him as my doctor. He cared for his patients with way that combined the best of the new and old way of practicing medicine --- he actually to the time to talk and listen to his patients.

I so enjoyed our conversations our conversations and was proud that he had become a Cantabrigian.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan
August 6, 2014
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