Born in Braintree, MA on February 24, 1961 the son of the late Henry and Virginia (Trapp) Wilkins. He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1979. He graduated with a BS in Accounting from UMass Lowell in 1983 and went on to receive a JD from Western New England School of Law in 1986.
Daniel worked at The Lakehouse Grille in Meredith, NH as a Chef and Banquet Manager. He previously worked as in-house Counsel for Colonial Gas.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford.
Daniel enjoyed nothing more than spending time with family and friends either on the beach at Winnipesaukee or out on the boat. He loved taking the kids to Weirs Beach and The Naswa. And of course he loved cooking and making people fat and happy.
He is survived by his former wife, Andrea Wilkins of Chelmsford; two sons, Connor Wilkins of Boston, and Michael Wilkins of Chelmsford; a daughter, Mackenzie Wilkins of Chelmsford; two brothers and a sister in law, Dennis Wilkins of Lowell, Douglas and his wife Maria Wilkins of Coto de Caza, CA, and one niece and four nephews, Brad, Zachary, Trinity, Tristan Wilkins, and Alex Mendez.
He was the brother of the late Donald Wilkins of Nashua, NH who died in 2000, and David Wilkins of Lowell, who died in 1995.
Visiting hours Thursday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Friday at 10:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Chelmsford. Cremation Merrimack Crematory, Merrimack, NH. Donations may be made in Daniel’s name to Recreational Adult Resource Association (RARA),295 High Street Lowell, MA 01852, (978)453-5598.