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Daniel J. Ross, 65, of Gloucester, husband of Ivy (Anderson) Ross, passed away in his home with his family at his side, on Tuesday evening, February 7, 2012. Daniel was born in Munich, Germany on November 23, 1946, the son of the late, Donald J. and Emily K. (Puk) Ross. He graduated from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1965. He then enlisted in The United States Air Force and served proudly during Vietnam. Dan was a member of the Rockport Golf Club and played golf every chance he could. One of Dan's greatest past times was spent on his boat, "The Emily K." enjoying Cape Ann. His daughter Emily shared many special moments at his side, boating, golfing, salt water fishing, as well as bike riding on the shore. One of Dan's major accomplishments was being a sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous. He was very proud of his 26 years of sobriety and was very helpful to new members of Bill W's family. He is survived by his wife, Ivy, whom he was married to for eleven years, their daughter, Emily; step-daughter, Christina Drowne, and her husband, Stephen, of CT; one brother, Douglas Ross of Gloucester; a nephew, Brian Ross of Gloucester, and very special friends, Glenn White and Tim Wood, both of Gloucester. He also leaves behind his canine buddy, "Katie" and his black and white kitty, "Hannah". His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., in St. Ann's Church, Holy Family Parish, Gloucester. Family and friends are cordially invited. There are no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately. Immediately following the mass, everyone is invited downstairs to the Msgr. Sullivan Hall for a collation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Dana Farber Cancer General Research Dept., 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St. Charlestown, MA 02129.

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