A proud patriot, animal-lover, older brother to 10, loving husband, and kind friend are just a few of the aforementioned qualities that Dennis Arthur Daniels (1954-2014) was honored for on Sunday, July 12th at a tree dedication ceremony at 290 Jackson Street, Belchertown.
The dedication ceremony was held on the Belchertown DPW grounds, where Dennis worked for 6 years, and was part of an eagle scout project done by Wesley Lupa from Troop 57. Wesley, along with his peers from the boy scouts and other adult volunteers, constructed this project in memory of Dennis, who was a beloved resident of Belchertown.
Dennis is remembered for loving qualities and his passion for camping. Weekend trips in his camper and cross-country road trips were among the most remembered experiences.
Marilyn, his wife of 25 years, reminisced how Dennis had said that "there was always so much to see in America" and that he had "no desire to travel anywhere else". Wally Lupa, Scout Master of Troop 57, recalled Dennis always flying an American flag in his yard.
"He was very proud of his country" said Marilyn.
Dennis worked construction his entire career and was not hesitant to share his experiences with younger people. He was very social and could strike up a conversation with a complete stranger, recalled friends and family.
The dedicated project consisted of a landscaped island with a sitting bench and memorial plaque.
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