Daniel Jon Cullinan
Daniel Jon Cullinan died peacefully and according to his wishes at Charleston Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on September 16th, 2017 in the company of family and friends after a short struggle following a heart attack.
Dan was born on July 18th, 1947 in Nashua, New Hampshire to Joseph and Cecile (Bergeron) Cullinan and grew up in Milford with his six siblings. Their home on Souhegan Street was always filled with music, friends and loved ones. He enjoyed his loud and rambunctious family and always held them close to his heart.
After graduating from Milford High School in 1966 and a stint in the Merchant Marines, he returned to the Milford/Wilton area and spent most of his life there.
A talented stonemason, he worked alongside his brothers and especially enjoyed projects that involved using beautiful New Hampshire field stones.
Dan loved to read, history books were his favorite, and never missed the morning newspaper.
He loved sports and was an avid fan of all the New England teams, and spent many a summer weekend pitching softball with the Milford Get High’s. He had a curious nature and a strong sense of adventure and he loved to travel to far off places, spending winters on beaches all over the world.
Although always fiercely proud to be from New Hampshire, he spent the last fifteen years of his life in Charleston, South Carolina where the weather and the easy going way of life agreed with him.
Dan had a kind soul, a good heart, a mischievous spirit and a quick laugh. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Dan was predeceased by his Mother and Father, his brother Pierre Cullinan and his nephew John Cullinan.
He leaves behind his partner Julie Henderson, her children and their granddaughter Sierra, who brought him much joy. His two daughters, Micaela Cullinan and her partner, Souley Sebrene of Boston MA, Hannah Cullinan Perkins, and her partner, Tim Simpson of Wilton, his siblings Mike and Ruthann Cullinan of Cold Spring NY,
Gary and Mary Cullinan of Peterborough, Steve and Maureen Cullinan of Temple, Joleen and Dave Carleton of Jaffery, Christine and Dennis Field of Groveton, his beloved nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces and many, many friends.
His daughters would also like to thank the Doctors and Nurses on the MUSC Cardiovascular team for their dedication and hard work, the Nurses at Charleston Hospice Center for their kindness and compassion, and his dear friends Jeff Pelletier and Ronnie Beasley for making being so far from home during a difficult time a little easier. We can’t thank you enough.
Following a private burial, a celebration of his life will be held at the Milford VFW on Sunday, October 15th at 2:00pm
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wilton Public & Gregg Free library: