MIKOLAJEWSKI- Of Chelsea, May 11th, Daniel. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Gubski) Mikolajewski. Devoted father of Kristin Beth (Mikolajewski) Breen and her husband Joseph of Quincy and Daniel Mikolajewski, Jr. and his wife Siobhan of Norwood. Son of the late Adele (Sliwinski) and Wallace Mikolajewski of Lynnfield, formerly of Chelsea. Brother of Geraldine Douglas and her husband Arthur of Lynnfield and the late Edward Miles and his surviving wife Joyce Miles of Wilmington and Wallace Miles. Brother-in law of Sr. Barbara Ann Gubski, SND of Chelsea. Cherished grandfather of Madeline Adele Breen, Evelyn Claire Breen and Fiona-Maggie Mikolajewski. Family and friends are kindly to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 2nd from 10 AM till 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Leonard Florence Center for the Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Exceptional Citizens Week at Camp Fatima at www.ecweek.org/donate. Following the Memorial Service a collation, to continue the celebration of his life will be announced.
Danny was the youngest of four born in December of 1946. He was a lifelong resident of Chelsea. Raised on Beacon Street he spent his youth attending St. Stanislaus School. He attended Everett Vocational for printing and worked odd jobs during and after high school until he enlisted in the United States Army in September of 1966 where he was stationed in Vietnam during the war. It was during those 3 years’ time of service he fought for the peace of others and fought for the safety of his comrades. Within the 3 years of being in Vietnam fighting the battle it was because of his courage, dedication and bravery Danny was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal , 3 Bronze Stars for Meritorious Achievement, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Combat Infantryman Badge. In 1969, he was Honorably discharged and off to start a new chapter in his life. It was at this time he met his beloved friend of 50 years and wife of 48 years Betty. Danny worked for Lawson Machinery and Tool for some time until he secured a job as a helicopter engine tester for General Electric in Lynn, where he worked for 37 years until his retirement. Danny was a former member of the Polish Falcons of Chelsea where he partook for numerous years, he attended Patriot games as a season ticket holder before they started to win, he was an avid bowler on multiple teams at Townline in Malden and in his remaining years he spent his time as a member and avid cribbage player at the Polish Political Club of Chelsea. In 1976 Danny became a father, first came the birth of their daughter Kristin Beth and six years later in 1982 son Daniel Jr was born. Both of which he was very proud. He became a father once again with the addition of his son-in-law Joe and daughter-in-law Siobhan to the family. But the most recent of happy times in his life for the past 8 years was his 3 beautiful grandchildren Maddie, Evie and Fiona-Maggie. Never a time went by where he didn’t crack a smile or belt a laugh because they brought him pure joy in that moment of time. Danny’s lengthy illness with cancer called him home on May 11, 2019. He passed with the one true constant in his life of 50 years by his side his best friend and beloved wife.
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