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Daniel E. Phaneuf

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“To Bev and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of husband and friend, father, and grandfather. May the love and...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Dr. Judith Houle - Belchertown, MA

“Dear Mrs. Phaneuf and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My parents have cherished your friendship for so many years and I know that your...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea McCann Filipkowski - MA

“BEV and FAMILY, TO DANIEL, OUR LIFE-LONG FRIEND, I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF YOU AS ONE OF THE GREAT CHIEFS. EVERY YEAR,ON THAT VERY SPECIAL NIGHT...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Karin A. McCann - Belchertown, MA

“Bev, Lauren and Brett, my heart goes out to you. Dan was a great person and a great leader. I started working for Dan in 1978 and for the next 30...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Lowell - Mansfield, MA

“Dear Bev, we were so very sad to hear that Dan had lost his long battle with cancer. Such a great loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Teixeira - Belchertown, MA

“Bev, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Janice Pilet - MA

“Lauren, Mrs. Phaneuf and family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. We pray that your memories of your lives together bring peace and comfort...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Janice Reid - Celebration, FL

“My condolences to you and your family on your recent loss. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Valerie Maslauskas - Westfield, MA

“Bev, Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God bless you and give you his peace. John & Helen Babbitts ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: John & Helen Babbitts - Sparta, NJ

“Bev, I am sorry to hear of your Loss today. You will be in my prayers ! Tim & Debbie Waterhouse ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Waterhouse - Troy, IL

“Dear Bev, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Bonnie Whalley ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Bonnie Whalley - Southwick, MA

“Beverly, I worked many years with Dan, a man a few words, except when you got on the subject of horses. He was very well respected at Cumberland...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Maureen Dickson - Canton, MA

“Beverly, I worked many years with Dan, a man a few words, except when you got on the subject of horses. He was very well respected at Cumberland...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Maureen Dickson - Canton, MA

“Bev, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Carla ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Carla Kutt - Ware, MA

“Bev, Lauren and Brett, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what a sad time this must be for all of you. Bev-if there is anything we can do,...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Teresa (Owczarski) Adam - MA

“Bev, So sorry to hear about Dan. We worked together for over 25 years. Dan was a geat man and will be missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jeffrey Cutting - Eliot, ME

“Dan will be missed. He was one who always had time to talk and listen when you had concerns within the company and outside the company. I will say a...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck Gutgsell - Smithfield, RI

“Dan will be missed. He was one who always had time to talk and listen when you had concerns within the company and outside the company. I will say a...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck Gutgsell - Smithfield, RI

“Dan will be missed. He was one who always had time to talk and listen when you had concerns within the company and outside the company. I will say a...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck Gutgsell - Smithfield, RI

“Dear Bev, I was so sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Kathryn Petersen - Belchertown, MA

“A great man and manager who earned the respect of those he lead. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Will Miller - Holyoke, MA

“Mrs. Phaneuf, Brett and Lauren our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Whitey Methot - south hadley, MA

“Bev and Family - I am shocked and saddened by Dan's passing. I hope that your lifetime of memories and his love and devotion sustain you all...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Bathel - Southwick, MA


Daniel E. Phaneuf, 68, of Franklin St., died peacefully Saturday, December 25th. Born in Ludlow, September 3rd, 1942, he was the son of Edmond and Helen (Thompson) Phaneuf. A longtime resident of Belchertown, he also enjoyed spending time on the Cape and in Florida. He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Beverly (Bock) Phaneuf along with his two children, son Brett and his wife Sandy of Marshfield and daughter Lauren Rahill and her husband Tom of Windermere, Fl. He also leaves four teenage grandchildren, Matthew and Michelle Phaneuf and Thomas and Erin Rahill. Dan served in the Navy for 5 years during which time he and Bev had their two children. He had a passion for horses and riding and enjoyed working around the farm, walking the beach and playing with their dachshunds. He and Bev enjoyed many trips to Bermuda and travels to Alaska, the Caribbean and the National Parks out West. Professionally, Dan spent 38 years with Cumberland Farms, most recently as Senior VP of their retail operations. He retired in 2007. A PRIVATE service to celebrate his life will be held at the Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home. For those wishing to honor his life in a special way, please make a donation in his memory to Blue Star Equiculture, 3090 Palmer St., Palmer, 01069 (a horse sanctuary and organic farm) www.equiculture.org.

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