Daniel P. Petinge

January 9, 2008

Daniel P. Petinge
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War Veteran

DANIEL P. PETINGE – in Woburn, January 9th. Beloved husband of the late Alice C. (Keefe) Petinge. Devoted father of Mary C. Eaton and her husband John of Derry, NH, Dr. Stephen G. Petinge and his wife Jacqueline of Wilmington, Ann F. Das and her husband Raj of Melrose, Jean M. Conover and her husband Kevin of Milford, and Michael G. Petinge and his wife Lorri of Medway. Dear brother of Rev. Roland Petinge, OFM, of Boston and Frances LaTerza of Tewksbury. Loving grandfather of Jake and Sam Eaton, Jennifer and Steve Petinge, Chris and Steve Das, Kyrsten and Kaycee Conover, and Mike, Alissa, and Sean Petinge. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 14th at 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Dan’s memory to Team Alcie’s Pride, Attn: Contribution Services, Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849087, Boston, MA 02284-9087.


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OBITUARY:

Daniel P. Petinge, a resident of Woburn for over fifty years, passed away on Wednesday, January 9th, at the age of seventy-seven. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice C. (Keefe) Petinge, who died in 1995.

Born and raised in East Cambridge, he was the son of the late Cosmo G. and Carmela (Gigante) Petinge. He was a 1947 graduate of BC High School and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in 1973 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College in 1978. He worked for Polaroid throughout his career, retiring as a Purchasing Agent in 1993.

Following the death of his wife Alice, to whom he was married for thirty-eight years, he became actively involved in fundraising for cancer research. He led Team Alcie’s Pride in Jimmy Fund walks for many years, raising over a quarter million dollars. He loved to golf, cook, and read in his leisure time, and was an avid fan of Boston sports. He particularly loved spending time with his family, and was devoted to his grandchildren.

Dan was a longtime member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks and the Knights of Columbus, Council 77.

Surviving are five children: Mary C. Eaton and her husband John of Derry, New Hampshire, Dr. Stephen G. Petinge and his wife Jacqueline of Wilmington, Ann F. Das and her husband Raj of Melrose, Jean M. Conover and her husband Kevin of Milford, and Michael G. Petinge and his wife Lorri of Medway. He was also the dear brother of Rev. Roland Petinge, OFM, of Boston and Frances LaTerza of Tewksbury, and loving grandfather of Jake and Sam Eaton, Jennifer and Steve Petinge, Chris and Steve Das, Kyrsten and Kaycee Conover, and Mike, Alissa, and Sean Petinge.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 14th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 11. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Dan’s memory to Team Alcie’s Pride, Attn: Contribution Services, Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849087, Boston, MA 02284-9087.

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  1. Paul, Astrid, Stephen, Lauren, Sophia, & Nicholas O’Loughlin; Kailua, HI

    Dear Mary, Stephen, Ann, Jean & Mike,

    I was very sad to hear of Uncle Danny’s passing. I have many fond memories of your family and the times we spent together as children. I was always impressed by the doting love he lavished on Aunt Alice, the affection he showed for you, and the care and concern he showed to everyone around him. What a blessing to have him as your father! May you be comforted by the greater hope and salvation we have in Christ Jesus and know that you will be with him again.

    Weak and wounded sinner
    Lost and left to die
    O, raise your head, for love is passing by
    Come to Jesus
    Come to Jesus
    Come to Jesus and live!

    Now your burden’s lifted
    And carried far away
    And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
    Sing to Jesus
    Sing to Jesus
    Sing to Jesus and live!

    And like a newborn baby
    Don’t be afraid to crawl
    And remember when you walk
    Sometimes we fall…so
    Fall on Jesus
    Fall on Jesus
    Fall on Jesus and live!

    Sometimes the way is lonely
    And steep and filled with pain
    So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
    Cry to Jesus
    Cry to Jesus
    Cry to Jesus and live!

    O, and when the love spills over
    And music fills the night
    And when you can’t contain your joy inside, then
    Dance for Jesus
    Dance for Jesus
    Dance for Jesus and live!

    And with your final heartbeat
    Kiss the world goodbye
    Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory’s side, and
    Fly to Jesus
    Fly to Jesus
    Fly to Jesus and live!

    Chris Rice

  2. Rob And Laura O’Loughlin
    Cortland, Illinois

    Dear Mary, Stephen, Ann, Jeannie, and Mike:
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad (my Uncle). All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was always enjoyable coming back to town to play in the annual golf tournament, seeing all of you, and Uncle Dan having such a good time. He will be missed.
    God Bless.

  3. Claire, Bob, Kristin, Allison & Sean Fields, Woodridge, IL

    Dear Mary, Stephen, Ann, Jeannie and Mike and all your families: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as we remember your beloved Dad and my wonderful uncle. So many great memories of summer visits on the Cape (no swimming over your bellybutton–no swimming after eating til a half hour had passed!), the fantastic food, always lovingly prepared and graciously served (the best pizza and out-of-this-world meatballs that Kristin to this day still remembers!) May you all find strength and comfort in each other over the days and weeks to come. Love, Claire

  4. The Trifone Family of Cambridge
    To the entire Petinge Family,

    We are so sorry for your great loss may God bring comfort in your sadness and courage during this difficult time.

  5. I remember one of the earlier Jimmy Fund walks that Heather and I were walking together for Alcie’s Pride and she was not feeling well, but she insisted that we go anyway. After many stops we ended up on some apartment steps somewhat close to the end. Mr P. happened by and recognized that she was not well, and suggested that she hop on the bus. She refused, and he personally walked with her to the finish line to make sure she was okay. He hugged her and was as proud of her as if she was one of his own grandchildren. What he didn’t realize is that he had provided the inspiration for her to finish that day.

    That’s how he will be remembered.

    There will be a permanent void in the foursome in front of us at the annual golf tournament.

    Thanks for the memories Mr P.

  6. Dear Mike and all you extended family:

    Both Rick and I are truly sorry for your loss.

    Rick & Karen Thorn, Franklin, MA

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