Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


Daniel Giampietro

September 21, 1962October 1, 2019
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Daniel Giampietro – 57, of Scituate, formerly of Weymouth passed away October 1, 2019 unexpectedly. He was the beloved husband of Michelle (Bolduc) Giampietro, with whom he shared nearly 33 years of marriage.

Born in Weymouth, MA, he was the son of the late Guy and Ellen (DeLuca) Giampietro. He was a 1980 graduate of Weymouth High School and went on to serve his country as a Seabee in the US Navy. He was employed for many years as a Communications Technician at Comcast Corporation.

If pure kindness could be made manifest- it would have been Dan– a gentle anchor of a man. His spirit left an imprint on every single person he interacted with. A true friend to all, you could find Dan whistling through the grocery store or throwing strikes in his local bowling league.

He was the devoted father of Sarah O’Donnell of Portland, ME, Kathryn O’Donnell and her partner Joshua Barnhouse of Marshfield and Nicholas Giampietro of Scituate. Cherished Papa of Kora O’Donnell.

Loving brother of Lianne Lang and her husband Barry of Rockland, Elaine Giampietro of Monterey, CA, Nanci Ellen Poulos and her husband Charles of E. Weymouth and the late Lori-Jeanne Giampietro. Brother in law of Nicole Bolduc-LaFleur and her husband Joseph of Marshfield and Joseph Bolduc and his husband Jeffery Larsen of NY, NY. He was the uncle of Jeffrey Lang and his wife Charlene of Abington, Michael Lang and his wife Susan of S. Weymouth, and Ryan Bartlett of Weymouth.

Visiting hours will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate. Interment to follow with US Navy honors at Cudworth Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the SeaBees Historical Foundation, https://seabeehf.org/support/ .


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 9, 2019


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Kathryn ODonnell

October 9, 2019


forever and ever, missing their Coffee Corner breakfast routine and Pup Sundays. Even after we moved out of my mom and Dan’s house, he would still come take Kora for the day- nothing could keep them apart. Just the weekend before he passed, Kora came downstairs, bag around her shoulder, and said “OK mom, I’m leaving, Pup is coming to get me”. Dan pulled up not 2 minutes later. This was not uncommon that they made plans without me even knowing. I am grateful they spent all summer like this. Kora always had her Pup.

Dan loved wholly. Freely, and with such passion and affection. He cherished his family. He never let life/money/stress bog him down- or if he did, he never let it show. Not once did he waiver.
I want to be angry, infuriated, and irate that Dan was taken away too soon. I want to walk around miserable, but as I looked at myself in his mirror, 24hours or so after the horror of finding out he was gone, I said to myself that if roles were reversed, Dan wouldn’t be rash, bitter, or consumed with rage. He would be sad, but somehow eventually find the strength and dignity to be my mom’s, Nick’s, Sarah’s, and Kora’s rock, pillar, and TRUE NORTH again. Although heartbroken and grief stricken, he would not ever change his amazing outlook on this life. He would find a way to live on- so that is what I have to try to do. I can almost hear him now, as I’m writing this. We have to continue to take care of each other. We have to remain as Dan made us: strong, loving, peaceful, & happily loving life.
If Dans passing has taught me anything, its to NEVER EVER TAKE ONE DAY FOR GRANTED, because you just don’t know when someone so beloved will be GONE in an instant. I think we could all adopt a little piece of him and live each day as if its your last. Don’t sweat the small stuff. NEVER FORGET to tell your loved ones how much you care for and cherish them. Be happy, whistle through this life, and love everyone despite their faults.
We love you Dan.

Kathryn O'Donnell

October 9, 2019

To try to sum up Dan- my dad- into words is impossible.
Dan was an enigma- a life force. To say he was larger than life is an understatement. Dan was our family’s pillar that always stood tall and strong. He was also a pillar in this community. To us, his children and wife though, he was our Rock, our compass, our TRUE NORTH. Dan was a beacon of light to guide us home, our own personal lighthouse always flashing 1-4-3- “I love you”.

Dan is HOME, he is the love we share, he is our hearts, he is our souls, so words cannot adequately express this man who was everything wrapped into one.
Thinking about Dan now that he is gone, I feel that he must have been sent here to be our personal angel, our protector. He held us together in a way that can’t be explained. When crisis hit, he always remained cool, calm, & collected.
Living with Dan- every day was a gift. His entire personality was always sunshine, happiness, and positive outlook- No room for negativity. He woke up every morning whistling, smiling, and singing. His happy-go-lucky personality was unmatched by anyone else who walks this earth.
As we cry, a whole community cries with us. Dan meant so much to so many people, NOT just his kids. All of our friends- Sarah’s friends, my friends, Nick’s friends, and even Kora’s friends all considered Dan like a second Dad or Grandfather. Dan had his special nicknames for every kid who walked into our door at 16 Garden Rd. My own personal nickname that im devasted that ill never hear again was “crack-a-lack”, Nicks “The Boy” and Kora was “munchkin” (when she was little) and then “The Girl” as she got older. Others include “meatball”, “goofball”, "Illy Billy", “Smiley Riley”, and many others. In return, we all had nicknames for Dan too- “Danny”, "Uncle Dan", “Mr. G”, "Uncle Dan", “Papa Meatball”, “Mr. Pistachio”, the list goes on.
He was such an adoring Papa to his beloved Kora Bea. She will cherish him

tony keeley

October 8, 2019

dan it was a pleasure knowing you you will be missed .our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family .god bless

Matthew Introcaso

October 6, 2019

To the Giampietro family,

I want to extend my deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. G. I remember great times with Nick, and many of our other friends on the boat and in Scituate growing up. He was a hard
worker always driving Nick to school in the Comcast van and being a wonderful family man. To Nick and the rest of the Giampietro’s please accept my sympathies.

The Introcaso and Connors family.

Michele Giampietro

October 4, 2019

Dear Michelle & family, so sorry to hear the shocking news of Dan's passing. Please know that Dan's Rochester family is thinking of everyone there at this very difficult time.

Aunt Lillian, cousins Michele & Lisa

Douglas Smith

October 4, 2019

To Dan’s family
I have been in Scituate for 35 years and Dan was one of the greatest guys I had ever met. On Monday nights his laugh and smile lit up the bowling alley. He will be greatly missed by the Marshfield Men’s League. We have been blessed to have you in our lives. Rest In Peace our friend.

Lianne Lang

October 4, 2019


Kora and her Papa. Dan's 57th Birthday September 21 2019 (Last week).