Daniel A. Pierro, 93, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
He was born in Lawrence on September 2, 1926 to the late Michael and Adele (Bochichio) Pierro. He is survived by his wife, Carmelina (Licciardi) Pierro, with whom he shared 72 years of marriage.
Dan was a graduate of Lawrence High School and often talked about his many fond memories growing up in Lawrence in an Italian/Lebanese neighborhood. He was a Veteran of WWII and served in the US Army Air Force. Upon returning from the war, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Cammy. Dan graduated from Merrimack College and had a successful career at Raytheon Service Company as a technical writer supervisor where he made many lifelong friends. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
Always there to lend a helping hand, Dan lived his life giving to and doing for others. He helped with tutoring, giving advice, home repairs, fixing broken objects, babysitting, and taking care of sick or elderly relatives. He was a man of compassion and integrity; his home as well as his heart was open to all, making a lifetime of happy memories for family and friends.
Dan loved camping in the mountains, where he could sit at a roaring campfire and fish by the river. He loved pancakes on Sunday mornings, washing dishes with lots of bubbles, and enjoying a cigar and a Coke on the patio. He spent many hours putting his woodworking skills to good use making objects that are treasured by loved ones to this day.
A lifelong member of the Holy Rosary/Corpus Christi Parish, Dan worked diligently for the parish in many different roles. He was actively involved in the Holy Rosary School PTO, Holy Rosary Finance Committee, Holy Name Society of Corpus Christi Parish, and the American Cancer Society.
In addition to his wife, Cammy, Dan is survived by his daughter, Deborah Amoroso and her husband, Antonino; his son, Michael Pierro and his wife Janice; grandchildren, Stephen Amoroso and his wife Shawna, Christopher Amoroso, Samantha Pierro, Michaela Pierro; great-granddaughter, Anabelle Amoroso; sister, Margaret Morin; and sister-in-law, Joan Pierro; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Frank and Joseph Pierro; sister-in-law, Claire Pierro; brother-in-law, Robert Morin; and his best friend, Albert Pollano.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dan to the Holy Name Society or Corpus Christi Parish. Due to COVID-19, funeral services were private.