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Daniel J. McMorrow Sr.
November 1, 2023
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Daniel J. McMorrow Sr., of Milton, passed away peacefully at Milton Hospital on November 1, 2023. Born in Dorchester, MA to the late William L. and Winifred (Murphy) McMorrow. Dan's life was marked by his dedication and his unyielding love for his family, and his passion for Boston sports.
Dan was the beloved husband of Helen M. (McCarthy), to whom he was married for almost 63 years. He was the proud father of Daniel J. McMorrow Jr and his wife Marianne of Braintree, Christopher G. McMorrow and his wife Colleen of Weymouth, and Anne E. Crisman and her husband Tim of Braintree. He was also a cherished brother to Winifred McMorrow of Mechanic Falls, ME and the late William McMorrow Jr. Daniel was a doting grandfather to Jack, Tom, Joseph, Matthew, Christopher, Michael, Patrick, and Aiden, all of whom he loved deeply.
Dan was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1955, where he served as Class President. His leadership skills, honed during his high school years, would serve him well throughout his life. He went on to work for the MBTA as Deputy Superintendent of Scheduling, a role he held for many years before retiring. His dedication and hard work were evident in his professional life, but he also found joy in his work at the Boston Garden, where he served as an Usher for 62 years. Dan took great pride in his spot, on Level 9, outside of the Bruin’s alumni room. Dan’s tenured career at the Boston Garden was written about in the New York Times and he also appeared on local television stations where would recount his endless memories of Bruins and Celtics games. Friends and family from all over would look for “Uncle Danny” at every Garden event. If he could, he would provide a seat upgrade or free popcorn. Dan was fortunate to be the only usher at every Celtics Championship game and at the glass in the corner spot when Bobby Orr scored his famous overtime goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Championship. He truly saw it all.
Avid golfer and former member of Furnace Brook Golf Course, Dan’s lifelong passion for golf started at a young age. He played in countless tournaments both in his youth and later years. He always enjoyed playing in the Cade Cup and Governor’s Cup, which he proudly won with his son, Chris. But his love for sports extended beyond the golf course. Nothing brought him more joy than watching his grandson’s sporting events. His enthusiasm and support were a constant fixture on the sidelines, and his pride in his grandson’s accomplishments was evident to all.
Dan’s life was marked by his kindness and his love for his family. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit, his loving nature, and his unwavering commitment to his family.
Dan’s legacy of love and service will live on through his family and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Sunday 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Monday morning at 10:30. Burial private.