Daniel F. Ready

September 15, 1930February 4, 2019

Daniel F. Ready, 88, of Somerset, MA, passed away on February 4, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy T. (McViney) Ready; they were married for 67 years.

Born on September 15, 1930 in Fall River, MA he was the son of the late Eugene and Margaret (Doherty) Ready.

He graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1949, was a member of the 1947 Durfee champion football team and inducted into the school’s hall of fame. As a graduate of Durfee High School, he served on the class of 1949 reunion committee and also served many years on the Southern reunion committee. He retired from the Naval Underwater System Center in Newport, RI after 42 years as an engineering technician. In that role, he supported At-Sea Development and Test Programs on submarines and surface ships. During the Korean War, he was a member of the Naval Air Reserve and was a plane captain of PBY, P4Y, and P2V aircraft. He also spent 2 years in the Seabee Reserves. While at the Underwater System Center, he was active in many activities serving as president of the golf, bowling, and softball leagues, as well as, the chairman of the Welfare and Recreation Board, a sports writer for the NUSC Scope, and a 33-year member of The Needy Family Committee. As a retiree, he headed a retiree’s golf league and was chairman of the retiree’s quarterly luncheons.

He was an early member of the Columbus Little League where he served as a coach, an umpire, and a member of the Board of Directors. He was a charter member of the Southeastern Mass. Baseball Umpires Association and umpired southeastern Mass. high school and college games for 35 years. He was also a 30-year member of the Southeastern Mass. Football Official’s Association. He served as president of both those organizations. He also was a basketball referee for southeastern Mass. area high schools and the Fall River Boy’s Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Patricia Tourigny and her partner Patricia Moscaritolo, Susan LeComte and her husband Paul, and Sharon Babb and her husband John; son Christopher Ready and wife Mary; sister, Regina O’Brien, grandchildren Terry Tourigny, Joshua LeComte and his wife Sarah, Danielle Dooner and her husband Sean, Bryan and Shawn Ready, Meghan, David, and Daniel Babb; great grandchildren Aiden LeComte, Ava LeComte, Ariana Dooner, and Donovan Dooner. He is predeceased by his son Daniel Ready Jr; grandson, Gregory Babb and siblings E. Raymond Ready, William P. Ready, Sr. Eugenia Margaret, Elizabeth F. Wilson and Gertrude O’Brien.

His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South Street, Somerset, MA 02726, followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset, MA. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County Street, Somerset, MA. Contributions may be made in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For tributes and directions, please visit


  • Alzheimer’s Association


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 8, 2019

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Ron Deston

February 9, 2019

I will never forget the strong support you always gave me on all the submarine tests we pursued together. Whenever I needed your help you were always there and willing to do whatever was required. May you rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again.


susan lecomte

February 9, 2019

Well Dad ,deep breath , the services are over ,your at your final resting place and now reality is seeping in... life without you ...will never be the same. For you were the Head of our family and you were our compass ❤ We will never forget you and we will try to follow your example of Unconditional Love , kindess ,compassion and lots of humor sprinkled in ! We'll care for Mom now, as best we can ,until you reunite . Thank you Dad for being the Best Father a girl could ever have. Love you forever and always .

Terry Tourigny

February 7, 2019

Grampa, I am eternally grateful for your unconditional love, support, and devotion. Hours playing catch, fielding balls, and helping me become a better pitcher. Spending hours in the pool together (you cleaning, me playing). Our weekends filled with Saturday chores, Sunday morning pancakes (including my absolute favorite apple & spice), Sunday family lunch, and NE sports on TV. You helped me buy my first car ... and my second. The list goes on and on. Grampa, you gave me a dad! I love you so deeply and promise to hold you close forever. Terry xoxo

Tony Ruggiero

February 6, 2019

As a young engineer when I started at NUSC/NUWC in 1963 it was technicians like you, Dan, who showed me the ways of the Navy and how to do my job for the fleet. Our cordial relationship will remain forever in my memory because you were a person who cared for and worked with others which showed me how much you cared for helping people. I want to thank you for our association as coworkers all those years we were at NUSC/NUWC.

Thomas Christiano

February 6, 2019

Uncle Dan, a remarkable man who showed to all love, humor, and above all, humility. You set the standard for a family man with great love and devotion. You will be terribly missed but you are in a much better place now. I know you will forever rest in peace. Love. Tom

Pat Tourigny

February 6, 2019

Dad, I can’t believe your gone. Your disease took you away from the physical world. But, your spirit,love of family, sense of humor and love of local sports will live inside of me until we meet again.
You were the best father a girl could have had. We had 65 wonderful years together. I , Susan, Sharon, and Chris will take care of Mom for you. She loved you so much. You gave her 70+ years of love having her up on a pedistal for 67 years of marriage. I promise to care for her until her time to join you. Love ya.

Nancy Hourihan

February 5, 2019

Rest In Peace, Uncle Dan. Thanks for being a great part of my life for 59 years. I was truly blessed. You will certainly be missed. Love, Nancy

Chris Ready

February 5, 2019

Dad - you were the best! I'm going to miss you greatly. Thanks for being an awesome family man, role model and friend. And of course for passing along your great sense of humor. I'll think of you every time I crack a joke! Love, Chris

John Babb

February 5, 2019

My father-in-law, Dan Ready. The finest family man, husband, father to 5 children, mentor, comedian, handyman, community supporter and advocate, Catholic, and New England sports fan you would ever meet. God Bless you. He will be missed, but his memories will live forever.