Daniel P. Bittel, Sr.

Daniel P. Bittel, Sr., 74, of Merrimack passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Concord Hospital after a short period of declining health.

He was born on September 9, 1940, in San Jose, CA, to the late Joseph and Anna (Bookson) Bittel. Dan graduated from San Jose High School in 1958, completed a training course with Officer Training School, and later graduated from San Jose State University.

Dan was a member of the U.S. Army and National Guard from 1962-1976 and obtained the rank of Major before leaving service. After leaving the Army, Dan worked as a facilities engineer and plant manager for Unitrode Corporation, and was in the top 10% of his field until leaving to start his own company, Bittel Enterprises, in 1997.

Along with his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers, Greg and David.

Surviving members of his family include his loving wife of 26 years, Terry (Manfra) Bittel; four sons, Daniel Bittel, Jr., William DeMascio, and Brian and Eric Bittel; three daughters, Lisa Williams, Amy Bittel DuPont and Peggy Lee DeMascio; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several cousins and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Monday, January 12, from 4-8 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, on Tuesday, January 13, at 11 AM. Following cremation, burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

For those who wish, memorial donations can be made in Dan’s name to the Grace Lutheran Endowment Fund, 130 Spit Brook Road, Nashua NH 03060.

For more info and to sign an online guest book, please visit rivetfuneralhome.com.