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Daniel  J.  Dandreo , Jr.

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Daniel J. “Che Che” Dandreo Jr., of Swampscott, age 73, died at his home, Monday March 27, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Joan (Fountain) Dandreo. They were married 47 years. Born in Swampscott he was the son of the late Donato J. and Mary (Morizzo) Dandreo. Raised in Swampscott Dan attended Swampscott Public Schools and was a graduate of Swampscott High School Class of 1952. After high school Dan worked at Cushman’s Bakery in Lynn. Later he worked for the DPW, Parks and Water Department for the town of Swampscott, where he spent 23 years. He was the owner of Danny’s Discount in McDonough Square, Lynn and Dependable Limo in Swampscott. Dan was an avid giftware, musical figurine, coin collector and dealer, at local flea markets.

He was an accomplished candlepin bowler. Dan was a past town meeting member of Swampscott, past member of St. John the Baptist Italian club and had a past active role in Swampscott youth hockey and a member and communicant of Holy Family Church in Lynn. In addition to his wife he is survived by five sons Daniel J. Dandreo III and his wife Julie, William J. Dandreo and his wife Elizabeth, Michael A. Dandreo and his wife Cheryl, Richard J.Dandreo and his wife Pamela, Robert P. Dandreo and his wife Maura all of Swampscott, one daughter Jennifer M. Planz and her husband Curt of New York, three brothers Emmanuel (Willy) Dandreo of Swampscott, Vincent (Jimmy) Dandreo and his wife Margaret of Lynn, Joseph Dandreo of Beverly, one sister Maryann Clemens and her husband Ralph of Boxford, fourteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 67 Ocean Street (RT1A) Lynn on Friday at 10AM followed by a funeral mass in Holy Family Church, Lynn, at 11AM. Burial will follow in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9PM. Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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