Daniel K. LeFave

  • Born: June 3, 1952
  • Died: July 27, 2019
  • Location: Gilford, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daniel K. LeFave, 67, of Gilford, NH and formerly of Everett, MA, died in the comfort and familiarity of his own home Saturday, July 27, 2016 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving family.

Daniel was born in Everett on June 3, 1952 to Daniel L. and Dorothy (O'Neil) LeFave. He attended Everett High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Gail D'Andrea. The two were married in 1975 and they shared 50 wonderful years together. They lived much of their life in Peabody until moving to NH in 2015.
Daniel was a proud veteran, serving his country with the US Army. Though he held many different jobs throughout his life, he is remembered by many as the former owner of PEPCO in Middleton, MA. Daniel was a loving husband and devoted friend to many. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor that many would describe as dry, sarcastic, and curmudgeonly, and he was overheard cracking jokes at his hospice nurse's expense into his final days. Of the many roles Daniel played in life, his favorite above all others was that of family man. He was proud of his strong and enduring marriage and the beautiful daughter it produced, and he cherished every moment he was able to spend with his grandson.

Daniel is survived by his mother, Dorothy LeFave; his adoring wife, Gail LeFave; and his daughter, Meredith and her partner, Rich. He was a doting grandfather to Erik; brother to Dorothy O'Hagan and her husband Joe, Doreen Ellis and her husband Peter, and Donna Arsenault and her late husband Ed; and brother-in-law to Linda and Stephen O'Leary, and Robyn and Mark Bishop. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many dear friends.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 30th 4:00-8:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, July 31st at St Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street in Manchester. Burial will follow immediately at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. Flowers are welcome, but those who choose may send donations to GarySiniseFoundation.org. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Thinking of you today, on your birthday. You are missed. Your laughter and humor still surrounds your home. Love Linda

Posted by linda oleary - Sanbornville, NH - Family   June 03, 2020

Missing you more and more each day. I know that you, mom, dad and Eddie are watching over all of us here. Love you.

Posted by Donna Arsenault - Raymond, NH - Sister   June 02, 2020

Hard to believe, six months have passed. Thinking of you, always.
Love, Linda

Posted by Linda OLeary - Wakefield., NH - Family   February 10, 2020

Thinking of you every day. You are missed. Love Linda

Posted by Linda O'Leary - Family   October 06, 2019

Miss you

Posted by Mer - Daughter   August 03, 2019


Posted by Mer - Daughter   August 02, 2019

Miss you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Mer - Daughter   August 01, 2019

Danny, you have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Always there when I needed anything. You have been an amazing husband to my sister and a perfect father to my niece and a great friend to Mark. I will always laugh when I think of you. Hopefully, you have someone in heaven to get you a cup of coffee. Miss you. Love Robyn.

Posted by Robyn Bishop - Merrimack, NH - Family   August 01, 2019

I love you dad .

Posted by Meredith - Daughter   July 31, 2019

Gail, Meredith, and family, we are very sorry to hear about Danny's passing. We have great memories of him at all the family gatherings. We always looked up to him. Our love to you all in this difficult time. Love, Robert, Paul, and Peter Tortorella

Posted by A friend   July 30, 2019

We will miss your sense of humor and your laughter over coffee surrounding the kitchen table. We have spent the last fifty years laughing, crying, losing loved ones, raising our children, grandchildren. Your seat will be empty in body, but your cup will always be full. Save a few seats at your table.Until we meet again. Love you
Linda and Stephen

Posted by Linda O'Leary - NH   July 30, 2019

Uncle Danny, thank you for all the laughs you brought to our lives. We are gonna miss you like crazy. I'm sorry Mikey never got to pitch to you. We will never forget you and always miss you. Please watch out for us from above. Love you!!!!


Posted by SHANNON JANOSZ - Belmont, NH - Family   July 30, 2019

Today is a hard day Daddy . I miss you and will forever hear your laugh in my head . I don't have blue eyes and it's not raining but I assure you my eyes are crying today . I know you loved that song . I love you dearly and am so sorry you had to leave us . Erik will carry you and cherish your memories forever . I have the best picture of you both in the pool . You had a huge personality and were larger than life . I will forever miss you . I promise to watch out for mom and Erik . Erik loves you so much . Best bampy ever ❤ Miss you

Posted by Meredith - Daughter   July 30, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, what a wonderful man, may he be resting peacefully.

Posted by Lesa Swenson - Watertown, MA - Family Friend   July 30, 2019

Dan. Thank you for ALL that you have done for me. I love you and miss you. You always made us laugh and taught me more things in life to make me a better person. Heaven is gaining a great man and friend. Say hi to my dad for me Mike McCormack

Posted by Mike McCormack - Newton, NH - Friend   July 30, 2019

Dan thank you for being a wonderful brother you will always be in our hearts & memories! It breaks our heart
to loose you but you'll remain in our thoughts forever & you'll always be our Best Man......
Love Doreen & Peter

Posted by Doreen Ellis - Merrimack, NH - Brother   July 29, 2019

Thank you for being the best big brother any sister ever had. I will never forget all the help and advice you have given me throughout the years especially the last 1 and 1/2 years. Love you always. Until we meet again.

Posted by Donna Arsenault - Raymond, NH - Sister   July 29, 2019

Miss you already Dad . I'll take care of mom for you . ❤ Hope you're playing guitar with Johnny cash and hanging with Curly . Miss your face

Posted by Mer - Family   July 29, 2019

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Thank you for being the best big brother any sister ever had. I will never forget all the help and advice you have given me throughout the years especially the last 1 and 1/2 years. Love you always. Until we meet again.
Missing you more and more each day. I know that you, mom, dad and Eddie are watching over all of us here. Love you.