May 24, 1910 – March 26, 2013
BUSHNELL, Daniel, 102, of Westwood, formerly a longtime resident of Concord, Osterville, and West Roxbury, Tuesday, March 26, at home in Westwood.
Born in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Henry D. Bushnell and Helen (Martin), he was raised and educated in New Jersey. Daniel was a labor relations specialist with Exxon and Texaco for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of The Country Club in Brookline and the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill. He played competitive tennis into his mid-90s. He was the No. 1 85 singles player in New England in 1985 and a national 90s’ doubles titlist in 2000. Also, he was twice a member of a US team that competed against European players in the 85-and-over competition in Austria. Another of his athletic passions was Harvard football. He had 50-yard line seats at Harvard Stadium from the late ‘60s. to 2008. He was predeceased by his wife, Isabelle (Marckwald) Bushnell. He is survived by his son, Davis Bushnell of Boxborough, grandchildren, Patricia and her husband Brian O’Malley of Worcester, Isabelle and her husband Fred Quarles of Roslindale, Lynnsie Peterson of Sandy Hook, CT, Heather and her husband Todd Acchione of Maynard, great grandchildren, Brendon, Collin, and Amanda O’Malley, Kenya and Isabelle Quarles, Jessica and Caroline Peterson, and Elena Acchione. He was also predeceased by a sister, Caroline Harris. And a brother, Francis. A memorial service will be held on May 7 at 11 a.m. at the First Church in Chestnut Hill, 26 Suffolk Road, Newton, MA. Interment will be private in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org/donate or to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or www.heart.com .
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
July 25, 2013
Dear Bushnell family, I just read the news about your Dad, Grandad, and Great Grand Dad. I am so sorry for your loss, and yet celebrate the life of this totally entertaining, generous and dare I say curious fellow. He and Isabelle and my parents Cliff and Suzanne Sutter were great friends during their Osterville years and I came to know and love them both. I'm sure they four are somewhere serene enjoying a bit of tennis, maybe a horse race, and probably a cocktail. With great fondness and many happy memories, my condolences to you all.
May 3, 2013
Jane and I go back with Dan & Isabel many years; they were social friends of my parents, part of the Concord group, and latterly continued as friends of ours. We didn't visit the US without seeing them nor they London without our getting together for champagne and news. Needless to say, we have myriad stories and so many fond memories. As the years went on and the friends of the "senior generation" became fewer, we came to call Dan "Last Man Standing" ... and so he was, having continued to delight and amuse through his century milestone. On the eve of that celebration, he rang us to see whether we would be in the US and could attend the party ... always the man with the social sense and gift of friendship. On one occasion, we were having luncheon at The Country Club with Dan. About 2 o'clock, he glanced at his watch and with some horror declared that he would have to rush off since his tennis partner, Bud Collins, was awaiting him on-court at Longwood. Just as we speak of and miss Isabel, Dan will be every bit as great a miss ... a wonderful couple whom we are proud to have had as our friends.
April 14, 2013
Condolences to Davis and the Bushnell family for your loss of Dan, an amazing guy who led a rich and full life. He is an example to all who knew him on and off the courts.
April 11, 2013
Dear Daniel : you were amazing person, who really enjoyed life. Your family and all who knew you, all are sad.
A poem for Daniel from a stranger amazed how you liked life so much.
Rose are red violets are blue your families and all you knew are blue and will never forget you.
they will not see your awesome smile, nor will you see theirs. Their voice you will not hear, nor will you hear theirs.Your hugs they will not get your hugs and you will not get theirs. Daniel, RIP from a stranger who worked with seniors for many years. I worked in nursing home and remember a lady 102 there. Cindy J
April 10, 2013
My condolences to the whole family.
April 10, 2013
Dan was nephew to Elsie Martin Harlow of Concord, cousin to Mary Harlow Lees and her sister Helen Harlow Keane. Cousin Dan, as I called him, and I had many good meals and times in the past 65 years. I regret only that he and I will miss his 103rd this May.
Katrin Achelis, Mary Lees Daughter
April 7, 2013
My mother, Toy Lasker, was very fond of Dan and he would bring a smile to her face when they passed in the halls at Fox Hill. When we dined in the small dining room she always made a point of telling who he was!
Also My son, Toy's grandson , Whitney painted a portrait of Dan and I know how much he enjoyed the relationship they had. I will make sure he is aware of Dan's passing.
For myself he was always happy, had great stories, and was one of the brighter personalities at Fox Hill. I know he will be missed dearly by family, friends, and the whole fox hill community.
American Heart Association
March 29, 2013
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.