Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Paul A. Daniel

January 20, 1934June 6, 2019

Paul A. Daniel, 85, of Acushnet passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness. He was the loving husband of the late Irene (Lambert) Daniel.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Cleophas and Elvina (Desorcy) Daniel he was a lifelong area resident and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Mr. Daniel served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He later worked as the District Manager for the New Bedford Standard Times. Paul loved to go out to eat.

He is survived a daughter, Susan Bailey and her husband Duaine of Ravensdale, WA; three sons, Brian P. Daniel and his companion Denise Roy of Fairhaven, Roger L. Daniel and his companion Lynne Pires of New Bedford, and Rene C. Daniel and his wife Christine of Acushnet; six grandchildren, Laura, Timothy, Robert, Scott, Marissa, and Leeanne; one great grandson, Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Romeo, Norman, and Albert Daniel.

His funeral will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, 888 Purchase St., Suite 203, New Bedford, MA 02740. For online tribute/directions www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Commission of the Blind


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Paul A. Daniel

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Tammy Espinola

June 11, 2019

Paul was one of my favorite customers at the symposium. Whenever he would come in he would always put a smile on my face. He was the sweetest the most kind the most genuine souls i have ever met. I am blessed to have been his waitress and to have met this wonderful charmer. Thats what he was a charmer. He will be missed so much and will always have a big spot in my heart. I will never forget you paul
Your waitress from the symposium