Levine Chapels


Dan Franklin Pollets


It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Dan Franklin Pollets, a.k.a. “the doodle,” 68 years young on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Devoted husband of Felice Brenner, adored son-in-law of Ros Brenner, beloved father of Michael Pollets, stepfather of Eve Brenner-Alsop and her husband Michael Goss, grandpa to beautiful Gibson and brother of Paul Pollets, John Pollets and their families, and a very cherished friend.

Dan demanded honesty and truthand was rewarded with intimacy and love. His indelible spirit and humor, extreme skiing, tennis and undeniable ping pong skills will be missed.

Dan leaves behind many “best friends“ who were so central to his life.

In his 40 years as a Clinical Psychologist Dan gently guided so many through challenging life changes with a loving hand and gentle touch. His passion to help others was hard wired.

Dan would want to share “The Five Buddhist Remembrances”

I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape ill health.

I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held when we can all gather safely.


  • A celebration of Dan’s life will be held when we can all gather safely.


Dan Franklin Pollets

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Maggie Arsenault

April 27, 2021

I was one of Doctor Pollett’s patients. And I just want to let his wife, his family and friends know, how much of an impact this dear man has had on my life. I am forever grateful for his patience, his teachings, and his time that he so unselfishly gave. In particular, that he took the time even during his illness to teach me IFS. Because of these new tools, for the first time in my life, I’ve been able to stop the panic attacks that have always plagued me. Dan, has forever changed my life because he taught me these tools for coping. For that, words cannot express my gratitude toward him. For his friends and family, I want you to know that I grieve for your loss, he will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort during this sad time.

John Twomey

April 23, 2021

Dan was my student and friend for many years during the 1970's and 80's. I frequently consulted with him when he was serving on the staff at the Boston Medical Center. His expertise on men's issues was admired by his many colleagues. My older children still happily recall sharing with him so many joyous outings and energizing adventures . I am so saddened by his loss and send my sincerest condolences to Felice, Michael and family.

Dan Cherney

April 20, 2021

In my recent past, i had the privilege and joy of bike riding with my close friend
Along the streets and byways of many
Beautiful small towns in Tuscany while
On a fabulous vacation
It was a bucket list item for the two of us
Doodle took a wrong turn at one point
In typical fashion. He eventually found his way.
The loving memories are too numerous to count

Barbara Irwin

April 20, 2021

Danny was my first cousin and lived next door to my house when we were kids. I always thought he was a very handsome little boy. My heart goes out to Paul and Jon. Thinking of you at this time.

David Weinberg

April 20, 2021

Louise and I offer our condolences to Felice, Dan's family, and his friends. We will miss Dan's sensitivity toward others, his compassion, his warmth, and his ability to make everyone in his presence feel special. Dan left a great legacy of love, and we will miss him greatly.