Daniel P. “Dan” Nadeau

WAYLAND – Daniel P. “Dan” Nadeau

Dan passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 27th surrounded by his loving
As a young man, Dan entered the U.S. Marine Corp in the mid 60s and was honorably
discharged in 1970. He then attended Hartford Conservatory of Music where he graduated,
moved to Boston, and enrolled in Berklee College of Music where his passion for jazz and
classical flute blossomed. He began practicing Buddhism and joined the SGI in the mid 70s
where he was involved for over 40 years. He owned a successful biomedical equipment repair
company, D.C. Medical for over 10 years and retired to enjoy his passions including playing the
flute and observing the beautiful outdoors.
Dan was an extremely kindhearted, selfless, and loving individual who was always
trusted wholeheartedly by his family. He also showed his immense strength and perseverance
throughout his life. He was the most caring and loving father, doing anything he could to make sure his children were safe and happy. He was also a great friend and kind to each individual
that he met, anyone who was lucky enough to know him will tell of the goodhearted man he
Dan was the son of the late Louis A. Nadeau of Millinocket, ME and Grace Moore of W.
VA., brother of the late Allan Nadeau, formerly of Millinocket, ME. Dan leaves his niece Kim
Perzhilla of Waterbury, CT and other family members in Connecticut, Maine, and West
Virginia. He also leaves a son Chris Merrill of New Haven, CT.
Dan leaves behind his loving children, son Daniel and daughter Juliet, as well as loving
companion Clare Lonergan/Nadeau.


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11 Condolences

  1. Steve Saperstein on September 2, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Yes. Dan was a great person and I was honored to know him.
    I have many fond memories of Dan over the many years I’ve knew him.
    My deepest wishes for family and friends!

  2. Tracy Roberge on September 2, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
    Dan was always a very kind and sweet man.
    I am sure he will be greatly missed.
    Love ,
    The Roberge family

  3. Joel Bitton on September 2, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Dan and I started practicing Buddhism around the same time more than 40 years ago. We had many things in common and enjoyed each other’s company. Dan and I played music together in small venues for a while but maintained our friendship since. I can sincerely say that his children were always on his mind, he spoke of them and of their accomplishments all the time, he was so proud of them. I miss Dan dearly and I know he will always remain in my mind and heart.
    ’till we meet again brother.

  4. Susan on September 2, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Dan was a kind person, quick to smile, helpful, and loved his family. He will be greatly missed and long remembered. I am thinking of and praying for you all, Daniel, Juliet and Clare. Love and hugs, Susan.

  5. Steve Johnson on September 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    To Clare and family,
    I’m sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.
    He was always there to help when in need and he will be missed.
    With deepest sympathies, God bless.
    Nam- myoho-renge-kyo

  6. Margie Cohen on September 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a great guy and loved his children. His face always lit up when he talked about them. He will be missed. Margie Cohen

  7. Gail davis on September 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Clare I will always remember you and Dan opening up your warm and welcoming home for gatherings in the early years of my Buddhist practice. Dan was always cheerful and kind towards everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your children.

  8. Elizabeth McGandy on September 8, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Dan would always help anyone. He was excellent at explaining Buddhism, and he hosted many Buddhist meetings at his home.
    His children were his great pride and joy!

  9. Joyce Goodwin on September 11, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I met Dan years ago through my Buddhist practice as he and Clare had meetings at their house. He always had a great way of explaining Buddhist concepts at meetings. He was such a proud father. He will be missed by many. NMRK

  10. Fukiko Shapiro on September 14, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I got to know Dan when he joined the Framingham district’s Buddhist organization. Dan was a very warm, friendly, caring, humorous, and positive person. He was always willing to take a task and was happy to contribute to the group. However, one thing he never agreed to do was to play the flute. I remember he often joked about playing. He would say he couldn’t play because he was rusty and he wouldn’t let his crowds have a lame show. I am sorry that I have never had the opportunity to listen to his performance.

    He cared so much about his children and shared how much he loved them. He regularly talked about how they were doing and how wonderful they were.

    After he moved back to our district, I was hoping to see him at our meeting, but I was able to talk to him on the phone. He sounded cheerful, and by the way, I liked his husky voice and it is still lingering in my ears from the last time I talked to him in June. I really miss him and his voice! May he rest and I wish to see him in our next life!

  11. Dionne Gaynor-Seepersad on September 26, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. I attended my first SGI meeting in February of 1987 at Dan’s Brookline, MA apartment. He was kind, empathetic, and wise. Dan was instrumental when I first started my Buddhist practice. He did his best to encourage me. He went as far as to explain why it is inadvisable to use a landline during a lightning storm. Dan always made me feel that he cared.

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