Daniel J. Cole


Ipswich - Daniel J. Cole, 70, lifelong Ipswich resident died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, with his family by his side at Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield following a brief illness.

He was born on October 3, 1948, at Ipswich’s Cable Memorial Hospital, the son of the late Bertram G. and Lucy M. (Gallant) Cole. His childhood friends, who nick named him "Harry" during a reminiscent camping adventure, enjoyed roaming as kids throughout Jeffrey’s and Great Neck. Dan was an Ipswich High School graduate, and married Linda T. (Moore) Cole of Rockport in 1969. They made their home and raised their two children in Ipswich. In 1979, he opened DANCO, his first custom metal fabricating machine company, located in downtown Ipswich. Over the years he continued his trade through semi-retirement with M&H Engineering in Danvers. He is survived by Linda Cole; a daughter, Carrie (Cole) Cayer and her husband Shawn Cayer of Ipswich; a son, Dan T. Cole and his wife Lynne of Georgia; and four grandchildren, Margaux and Dexter Cayer, and Morgan and Andrew Cole. He is also survived by three brothers, Bertram J. Cole and wife Carol of South Carolina, Donald R. Cole and wife Debra of Ipswich, and Robert L. Cole and wife Carla of Newton, N.H.; a sister, LuAnn (Cole) McKenney and husband Paul of Seabrook, N.H.; brother-in-law, Russell F. Moore and wife Kathy of Topsfield; several nieces and nephews; his longtime best friend and opponent Joseph Rosenberger of Ipswich, and many other supportive lifelong friends.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed Friday to a visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the time of his funeral service in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Open Door Food Pantry at www.foodpantry.org/03_how_to_help/donate.html, or welcomed food donations that may be dropped off at Shaw's Market, 146 High Street, Ipswich. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on January 9, 2019
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6 posts

Helen ( Domoracki. )Labranche
May 20, 2019
So sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Danny most of my life . He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom kidwell
Jan 10, 2019
It is with deep sadness to hear of Dan’s passing. Although we met through the friendship our wives share, Dan and I shared the love of NASCAR racing in N.H. He would insist on picking me up , we always enjoyed a good game of cards every now and then. Dans humor and generosity will be missed. Glad he’s no longer in pain. Deepest Condolences to Cole family
Butch Taves
Jan 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Harry was a good friend to me and will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Mike Warren
Jan 09, 2019
So many great memories of Dan have been going through my mind today. Times where we'd be laughing so hard that we'd be crying, and those are the memories I will hold on to always. I will miss you brother, buy I know I will see you again someday. My deep condolences to all of Dan's family and friends, I hope you find comfort in the happy memories.
M&H Engineering Company, Inc.
Jan 09, 2019
We would like to take a moment to thank Dan and his family for his years of dedication to M&H Engineering Company. He was a great guy with hard work ethics, he will be missed by all. Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this great time of deep sorrow.
Jeff Macleod
Jan 09, 2019
I met Dan at MH engineering. Worked together for about a year. He was a great guy with plenty of wit that along with love of family made him a great guy in my book. My condolences to his loved ones and family. Thinking of you brother Bob and Brother in Law Paul. We all enjoyed working with Dan at M&H. God bless and Rip.