Daniel J. Souza

January 10, 2021

Daniel J. Souza

Daniel J. Souza – of Swampscott formerly of Medford, passed away of a heart-attack on Sunday, January 10th. Beloving son of the late Francis and Mary Souza. Loving significant other Maria Swiacke. Dear brother of Sr. Mary Ann Souza, Sheila Pavlik, her husband Raymond Sr of Concord, Nancy Parziale of Woburn. Cherished uncle of Freddie Parziale, Michael Parziale, Anthony Parziale, Gregory Parziale,Matthew & Jodi Parziale, Andrew Parziale, Raymond Pavlik Jr., Jennifer Perrotta, David Pavlik, and many great nieces and nephews.Danny is  predeceased by brother-in-law Ferdinando Parziale and niece Nicole Parziale. He was a devoted employee of  Draper Laboratories as an assistant engineer. Due to the current pandemic protocols, there will be no wake or funeral Mass. Burial will be held on Friday, January 15th at 12 PM in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  At a later date, the family will be having a remembrance celebrating his life for family and friends. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.   Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Daniel Souza to the charity of your choice.

Daniel J. Souza (“Uncle Danny”)- of Swampscott, formerly of Medford passed away suddenly from a heart attack of Sunday, January 10th at the age of 58.

Born in Boston on April 14, 1962 Danny was raised in Medford where he remained until his high school graduation in 1981. Danny will forever be a Mustang.

Upon graduation, Danny entered the high tech field and enrolled in Wentworth College which is when his career blossomed. Danny held many various positions with technical employers and worked at Draper Labs as an assistance engineer until the time of his passing. Danny was a proud employee of Draper Labs and he gave Draper 100% of his energy to complete the many tasks that he was assigned.

But Danny was not all work. He definitely played! Danny was the life of the party, the center of the room and the biggest presence at family gatherings. His smile lit up the room, his stories were engaging and his dance moves were unmatched. Danny could always be found on some sort dance floor moving to the Bee Gees, his absolute all-time favorite band.

In addition to dancing and living life to the fullest, Danny loved traveling especially to his home away from home, the island of Aruba. Danny had visited Aruba 9 times and was always looking forward to his next trip. When not in Aruba, Danny could be found walking the beach in Swampscott where he currently resided. He loved snapping pictures of the beautiful sunsets and forwarding them to family and friends. Aside from walking the beach, Danny, along with Maria, also enjoyed visiting numerous restaurants and he was always eager to try out the newest restaurant openings in the area.

Above all, Danny loved his family. His sisters Mary Ann, Sheila and Nancy meant the world to him. His love did not stop there-his many nieces and nephews were the apple of his eye. The Parziale brothers especially will never, ever forget their Uncle Danny and the countless excursions they all ventured on together. He was not only just an “uncle” but also like a “big brother”!

There won’t be one holiday, one cookout, one dance party or birthday that Danny won’t be missed. He was a bright light in all our lives and his light will shine forever.

Danny is survived by his significant other Maria Swiacke. Loving brother of Sr. Mary Ann Souza of Somerville, Sheila Pavlik and her husband Raymond Sr. of Concord and Nancy Parziale of Woburn. Beloved uncle of Freddie, Michael, Anthony, Gregory, Matthew & Jodi, Andrew Parziale and Raymond Pavlik, Jr., Jennifer Perrotta and David Pavlik. Danny is predeceased by his parents Francis and Mary Souza, brother-in-law Ferdinando Parziale and niece Nicole Parziale. Danny was also the former husband of Beth Spinazola.

Due to the current pandemic protocols, there will be no wake or funeral Mass. Burial will be private.  At a later date, the family will be having a remembrance celebrating his life for family and friends. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.   Remembrances may be made in honor of Mr. Daniel Souza to the charity of your choice.

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  1. To the family, relatives and friends of Daniel, please accept my condolences for your loss. We were childhood neighborhood friends having fun running around Wellington Circle and listening to his favorite band Grand Funk Railroad.
    May God bless him and rest him in peace.
    Sincerely.
    Kevin Burke

  2. Hey you, words cannot express how much I will miss you. Thank you for being such a good friend. Riding to and from work with you was always an adventure one that I will miss deeply. Sleep well beautiful soul till we meet again..xx

  3. The Viola Family

    Our thoughts and prayers with Danny’s family and friends. Danny was always a please to talk to and be around.

  4. To the Parziale’s and all of Danny’s family and friends, I am very sorry to hear about this sudden loss. Danny was a great guy, taken too soon. God Bless.

  5. Dan was a great guy and will be missed. I worked with Dan over the past 5 years and will miss his humor and support.

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