Daniel G. Gannett

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Daniel G. Gannett

January 22, 1950 - October 06, 2018

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Daniel G. Gannett, 68, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., husband of Lydia T. (Kalb) Gannett, passed away at Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Mass., on Saturday, October 6, 2018. He was born in Beverly, Mass., on January 22, 1950, the son of the late Walter B. and Elizabeth J. (Young) Gannett. He graduated from Manchester High School and went on to Wentworth Institute of Technology for Architects. He met and fell in love with Lydia and they have been inseparable ever since. They loved going to White Beach along with his best buddy, “Sabre,” a much loved German Shepherd, and watching him run through the sand and waves. Traveling up and down the East Coast on his Harley, and stopping at different places along the way, like the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, and places in Florida, was so much fun for both of them. At home he enjoyed being immersed in his vegetable and perennial gardens. He loved motoring about on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean along with Lydia. He will be missed whole heartedly.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lydia; his three sisters, Deborah Morrison and her husband John of Ipswich, Diana Bishop and her husband Jay of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Donna Willis and her husband Karl of Ohio; twin brother, Dennis Gannett, of Manchester-by-the-Sea; sister-in-law, Kathy Boudreau and her husband Mark of Gloucester; sisters-in-law, Claudia Miller and her husband James of Carver, Mass., Diane Kalb-Tarqueno with Chuck Wehmhoefer of Lynwood, Ill; brothers-in-law, Christopher Kalb, with Lorie Emmons of Hartford, Mich., Peter Kalb and his wife Deloris of Hartford, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Dean and David Gannett; and brother-in-law Mathias Kalb of Houston, Texas.

His visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 9 to 11 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. A service will follow at 11:00 a.m. His burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, since he loved taking care of animals, contributions may be made in his memory to: Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 8, 2018
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Christine Fraser Crawford
Oct 13, 2018
To Lydia and all of the Gannett family. We will forever miss Daniel. Such great memories, and such a great loss. We are talking about how much Manchester and our local famies have meant to all of us. We are reminiscing about the wonderful memories of small town in the old days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love The Fraser’s
Louie Logue
Oct 11, 2018
So sorry to hear this news, so many memories that come rushing back from our past when you hear of Daniels passing and Lydias loss. My thoughts are with all of the Gannett and extended family lets remember the better days,nights, parties.... most of us tonight are going to sleep under a roof laid by Daniel and his crew, I know we are and grateful for it
Leslie Fraser
Oct 11, 2018
Lydia and the Gannett family,
I am so sorry to hear the news of Daniel's passing.
My thoughts and prayer are with you all.
I have many fond memories of Daniel.
Jack & Sandy OBrien
Oct 11, 2018
Dear Lydia and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Daniel. We have so many good memories of Daniel and many family gatherings. It is so soon after Walter's passing that your family suffers another loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing they are together.
Sharon Love Cook
Oct 08, 2018
I knew Daniel through his friendship with my brother John Love. I'm not surprised to learn of Daniel's love of animals. His heart was always in the right place.
Fatima and Brian Heath
Oct 08, 2018
Lydia and Family,
We are so very sad to hear of Daniel's passing. We have very fond memories of the many years spent in the Gannett family home. They were good times. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.