Obituary of Daniel Robert Salvucci
Daniel Robert Salvucci, a retired electrician and the mender of all things and fixer of any problem, passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 surrounded by the family that loved him. He was 81 years old. Daniel was born in Boston. He was the son of Antonio and Dorothy (Perruzzi) Salvucci. He grew up in Brighton and was a graduate of Boston Technical High School. He furthered his education at Franklin Technical School becoming a licensed electrician. He had a long and storied career in the electrical field. He had worked for Interstate Electric, Trodella Electric, and ended his career as an Electrical and Safety Inspector at the “Big Dig” in Boston. There never existed a problem that Dan couldn’t solve. His incredibly analytical and creative mind helped countless people over the years; his coworkers gave him the nickname of “The Doctor”. He could look at a problem or mechanical issue and come up with the logical and/or creative solution or repair.
Dan had a gigantic and kind heart; sharing his talents and gifts with his family, friends, and neighbors. He knew how to fix almost everything around a home or in a yard. He did electrical, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, and even tree work. He could never say no to someone who needed his help. All he needed was a phone call and he was off with his tools ready to lend a helping hand. The world would be a better place if there were more people like Dan who cared less about money and more about people.
Dan was a man who loved the outdoors, being active, and sharing a connection or activity with family and friends. He was a member of the Minute Man Sportsman’s Club in Burlington, Woburn Sportsman’s Association in Bedford, and the Reading Rifle and Revolver Club in Reading. He enjoyed archery, skeet, and trap shooting. Sundays were a time he shared with his son at one of the clubs sharpening their skills and sharing that father/son connection. He was a keen hunter for sport and over the years hunted all over New England and some of Canada. He also was an avid freshwater fisherman and spent countless days on the shores of Horn Pond in Woburn, tying his own flies, monitoring hatch schedules and catching Bass. He also simply enjoyed hiking and being in the wilderness and enjoying the beauty of the nature around him. Anyone that knew Dan knew he had a deep love for music of all kinds. He would sing and loved to get to drumming when a tune came on. He could get any of his family dancing when music came on and passed his love of music of all kinds down to us.
Dan was incredible storyteller; telling some of the best stories of events and experiences he had during his lifetime. He could light up the room and captivate any audience with his tales; the joy he got in sharing them was truly infectious.
Dan was the beloved husband of 54 years of Jeannette “Jan” (Carter) Salvucci. They made a wonderful team together. He was the loving father of Lisa Salvucci & her partner Paul Courtenay of Tewksbury, Michelle Sehr & her husband Joel of Burlington, and Daniel R. Salvucci II & his wife Chelle of Ashburnham. He was the brother of Anthony Salvucci & his wife Antonetta of Newton and the late Ann Loretta Webb Sullivan. He was the devoted grandfather of Jennifer Tsingos & her husband Sotiris; Jolene, Ethan, Logan, Sydney, and MacKenzie.
A visitation will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Sunday, July 7 from 3-6 p.m. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Monday, July 8 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with a burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Daniel’s name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Room C3, Boston, MA 02118 www.apdaparkinson.org. For directions, obituary & online guestbook see www.stmargaretburlington.org or www.sullivanfuneralhome.net.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050