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Obituary for Daniel Germaine

Daniel L. Germaine of Springfield passed away on Wednesday August 22nd. He was born December 10th, 1945 to the late Everett and Mildred (Joyel) Germaine in Springfield. Daniel was a life-long city resident and a graduate of Springfield Trade High School and STCC. He went on to serve honorably in the US Navy in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, Daniel then served his city for 32 years as a firefighter with the Springfield Fire Department. He was also a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge #61 and the Italian American Club on Colton St in Springfield. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Donald and George Germaine. Daniel will be remembered fondly by his loving family including his wife Shirley Germaine (Jones), his two sons, Michael Germaine and his wife Karen of Palmer; David Germaine of Springfield, his daughter Michelle Callahan and husband James of Springfield, a sister Darlene Acchione and her husband Richard of Springfield, four cherished grandchildren; Zachary, Brian, Jason, and Colin. He also will be forever in the hearts of his godson, Brian Germaine of New Hampshire, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation for Daniel from 4-7pm at the Sampson Chapel of the Acres in Springfield on Monday, August 27th. The public is also invited to join the family for a liturgy of Christian burial on August 28th, 11:30am at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, Daniels family has asked that memorial contributions in his name be made to the Wounded Warrior Project: PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
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