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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

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Philip A. Dana

29 octubre , 193922 octubre , 2019
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LYNN - Mr. Philip A. Dana, 79, of Peabody passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Alliance Health at Rosewood following a brief illness. He was the husband of Rebecca J. (Bryant) Dana with whom he shared 57 years of marriage and 62 years of friendship. Phil was born October 29, 1939 in Lynn to the late Robert and Evelyn (Ryder) Dana. He grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Trade Class of 1958. Phil and Becky resided in Lynn till 1989 when they moved to Clifton Park, New York where they lived until moving to Peabody in April. Phil served in the United States Navy on the USS Otterstetter. After his time in the service, he worked for many years in the turbine department as a foreman at General Electric Company River Works in Lynn before being transferred to Schenectady in the vendor management department until his retirement. After retiring from GE, Phil was a school bus driver in the Clifton Park community for many years. Phil volunteered for many years with different organizations. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Clifton Park where he ran Bingo for 25 years and was the Exalted Ruler from 2002-2003. He was active in supporting his children in different youth activities as a coach and volunteer for East Lynn Pop Warner, East Lynn Little League, Babe Ruth and Jeanette’s Drum and Bugle Corps. Phil never stopped. He enjoyed going to all the grandchildren’s games and events whenever he could. He loved working in his yard where he kept it beautiful in every season. He also enjoyed wood working, reading war novels, stock car racing, NASCAR at Loudon, playing golf, following Boston sports, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed taking his regular trips to the dump in New York where he caught up with his friends. He could fix anything and was always willing to lend a hand and helping anyone out. In addition to his loving wife Rebecca, Phil is survived by his children Stephanie Bowden and her husband Laurence of Lynn, Robert Dana and his wife Lisa of Peabody, Derek Dana and his wife Christen of Lynn, his cherished grandchildren Jackie, Ben, and Jillian Bowden, Alyson, Bryant, Madison, Delaney, and Rachel Dana, and many loving nieces and nephews Phil’s visiting hours will be in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2-5 PM. His funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Pius V Church, on Maple St. in Lynn on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923. To share an online condolence please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Servicios

  • Visiting Hours domingo, 27 octubre , 2019
  • Funeral Mass lunes, 28 octubre , 2019

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James (Jim) Lux

4 noviembre , 2019

To Phil Dana's family,

My wife Nancy and I would like to express our sincerest condolences regarding Phil's passing.  Phil, Alan Blomster and I were boyhood friends.  We were in the same classes at Sewell-Anderson Elementary School.  My family and I moved to California in 1950 and I lost contact with Phil but stayed in touch with Alan.  I saw Phil at Alan's funeral and we had a long conversation catching up on old times.  Phil and I stayed in touch after that via email. 

It was a shock to hear of Phil's passing.  He was a great childhood friend and wonderful family man.

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.

Jim Lux
Austin, Texas

Steven Hoggard

27 octubre , 2019

I’m very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Steven Hoggard

richard Campion

27 octubre , 2019

Phil I'll Miss you & Rebecca @ Church[Corpus Christi],and
@ Our Elks Lodge.Rest in Peace. Dick Campion

Jacob Krusienski

26 octubre , 2019

Phil was a great guy to work with and had some great stories about his time in the service and about his VanPatten home. I also covered his run when he had his heart surgery and he came back, we rode together for a few days sharing stories. He was a fellow native “New Englander” and although we weren’t fans of the same teams (I’m the traitor I’m not a fan of any New England teams) we did like sports and he was one of the few people around Clifton Park who knew the right way to say Peabody.
I miss is laugh and sense of humor since he retired from driving school busses so he could move back “home”. May he Rest In Peace.

Mary Sebast

26 octubre , 2019

Dana and family,
We were so sorry to hear last night of Phil's passing. I know how loved he was to you all and how much he loved his family!! He was a true gentleman! We were all better humans for having been touched by his laughter and friendship. He will truly be missed by all.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers...

Jim and Mary Sebast

Gregory Holmes

26 octubre , 2019

Such sad, sad news. Phil and I shared several years of driving buses together as our retirement jobs. We spent many hours discussing the red sox and patriots teams, as we were both big fans. He had an unflappable disposition and calming nature. A wonderful man who will be missed.

Maryanne Blanchette

24 octubre , 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Ken Britner

24 octubre , 2019

Phil was a wonderful cousin and friend. Our condolences on your loss.

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