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Daniel S. Casey

February 29, 1944 ~ July 8, 2017 (age 73)

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Daniel S. Casey, 73 years old, son of the late Daniel and Ethel Casey, passed away at his home in La Habra, CA surrounded by his family on July 8, 2017.  


He is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine, his children Brendan, Alex and Nolan and his sister, Kathleen of Rye, NH, two grandchildren and eleven loving nieces and nephews.  Dan was predeceased by his sister Joan Casey Letch. 


Dan grew up in Watertown, MA, attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, graduated from Matignon High School in 1961 and Boston College in 1965. Between 1965 and 1971, Dan proudly served his country in the U.S Army National Guard in MA and RI. Dan’s career began in 1967 when he accepted the position as Unit Director of the Olneyville Boys Club in Providence, RI. In 1972 he moved on to become the Executive Director of the Stamford, CT Boys Club and two years later, the first Executive Director of the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester.  In 1981 Dan returned to Watertown as Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club and from 1991-2010, served as Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of La Habra, CA. He was a proud member of numerous social service boards and was an active member of the Lions, Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus throughout his career. During his 45 year career, he has been recognized both inside and outside of Boys & Girls Clubs as a valued leader, role model and friend to club professionals throughout the country. His contribution to the movement and the community changed so many lives.  Dan always put others first. He was an amazing husband and father and mentored many young people to whom he devoted his life’s work. Although Dan lived in California for the past 26 years, he never lost his rich Boston accent and love for the City. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved family road trips, hiking, sharing stories, and of course rooting for his Boston sports teams. In fact, Dan was convinced that if he wore his Red Sox gear and ate Raisinets while watching the game it would result in a win. In his retirement, Dan freely volunteered his time and knowledge to non-profits in his community.


Memorials in Dan’s name may be made to the Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarships P.O. Box 95, Watertown, MA 02472 or The Boys & Girls Club of Watertown, P.O Box 83 or 605-886-6666.


A Funeral Mass for Dan will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 770 Mt. Auburn St. Watertown, MA. 02472, Sept 9, at 9:00 a.m.

 Service Information

Funeral Mass
September 9, 2017

9:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church - Watertown
770 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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