Newport, NH: Daniel Paul Heroux, 61, passed away on May 12, 2019 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Dan was born on January 18, 1958 in Nashua, NH to Paul Heroux and Cecile (Lemay) Riley. He grew up in Hudson and has lived in the Newport area for more than 30 years. He served his country in the US Army from 1975-1978. While in Germany he spent his free time rebuilding a WWII tank. He was a kind, sweet, and caring man who loved spending time with his grandkids and family, as well as playing cards with his mother. He enjoyed travelling, was a lucky gambler, and tinkered with anything he could find. Dan was great with his hands and could fix just about anything; if he couldn’t fix it, it was definitely broken. He worked as a Heavy-Duty Truck Technician for Carroll Concrete and S. G. Reed Truck Services.
Surviving family include his daughter, Alison Shepardson and husband, Ray of Newport, grandchildren, Nickolaus and Morgan Shepardson, lifelong partner and best friend, Susan Wells, his parents, sisters, Janet Dow and her husband, Lenny of Newport, Madeline Burns and her husband, Dennis of Hudson, and Denise Burns and her husband, Alan of Merrimack, and many friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's name may be made to the Scholarship Program at Newport Recreation, 65 Belknap Ave. Newport, NH 03773 or to Sullivan County Humane Society at PO Box 11 Claremont, NH 03743.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 32 Beech Street in Newport with celebration of life immediately following.
Donations may be made to:
Newport Recreation Department
65 Belknap Ave., Newport NH 03773
Sullivan County Humane Society
PO Box 11, Claremont NH 03743