OBITUARY: Daniel W. Hurley, Jr., 26

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Daniel W. Hurley, Jr., age 26, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2022.

Daniel was born on June 13, 1995, in North Adams, MA; he was the only child of Daniel W. Hurley and the late Mary S. (Hyde) Hurley. Daniel was raised and educated in Central Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Daniel moved to Massachusetts many years ago; he went to work for “My Place by the Sea” Restaurant in Rockport, MA. Daniel loved working as a waiter and was ecstatic to meet the famous singer, Sam Smith, there.

Daniel settled in Wilmington; he loved Wilmington and considered it “home.” Daniel met his partner, the late Derek Santos, and they shared many wonderful memories before Derek’s passing in 2020.

In his spare time, Daniel was a huge fan of “The Real Housewives” show. He enjoyed dancing and was considered the “life of the party” at social functions.

Daniel was very religious and had a close connection with God. He was very open about his faith and wore his religious jewelry regularly.

A Graveside Service for Daniel will be held at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Friday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Daniel’s name may be made to Oranges for Morgan, c/o May Family, 39 Washington Street, Boxford, MA 01921.

Daniel Hurley

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