Daniel McGoldrick Was Devoted to His Family

Daniel John McGoldrick, 69, of Vineyard Haven and Hingham died Monday, Dec. 8, at home of a sudden heart attack.

Mr. McGoldrick was born in Brockton on July 5, 1934 to John M. McGoldrick and Alice Wightman.

He lived in California, Colorado and Vermont before moving to Martha's Vineyard in 1987.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps in the U.S. Army, he was a man of many talents and inventions. Most of all he was a devoted brother, uncle, grand uncle and friend to a wide circle of family and friends.

He leaves his sisters, Jean Reuter of Pennington, N.J., Ann DeGon of Spokane, Wash., and Arline Harkness of Vineyard Haven. He was a special uncle to Lisa Harkness of Hingham, her children, Jack and Liam Hobbs, as well as to his many nieces and nephews, their children and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Jim, of El Segundo, Calif., and his parents.

His memorial mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Oak Bluffs, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Donations may be made in his memory to the Vineyard Haven Public Library, 200 Main street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs.