Daniel L. Goodwin of Chelmsford, MA

Daniel Luster Goodwin, 65, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday June 29, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

He was married to the late Karen L. (Dinnigan) Goodwin who died April 17, 2002.

Born in Stoneham, he was the son of the late James and Louisa (Akerley) Goodwin. He graduated from North Reading High School with the class of 1972.  He attended Culinary College.

Daniel was the general manager for Bickford’s Restaurant in Acton, and previously owned and operated Seafood Connections of Chelmsford.

Daniel was an avid sports fan he enjoyed the Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoyed golfing, and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Ashley Goodwin of Chelmsford, Courtney McLaughlin and her husband Kevin of Merrimack, NH, two step daughters, Amy and her husband Joseph Conner of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Kristen and her husband Ted Nunes of Ledyard, CT; six grandchildren, Kyle LaCroix, Haley, Todd and Sydney Nunes, Quinn and Connor McLaughlin; two brothers, James Goodwin of South Port, NC and Ronald and his wife Jackie Goodwin of Wilmington, MA, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Wed. 5 to 8 P.M. Funeral Thurs. at 10am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040.

17 Condolences for Daniel L. Goodwin of Chelmsford, MA

    Claudia Antolini

    Courtney so sorry to hear of your dads passing. May you hold all those special memories close at heart. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sincerely Claudia


    Alice Ayotte

    Dear Family, Claudia just let me know of the passing of your Dad. I was his hairdresser for at least 20 years. Wished I had known that he go had gotten sick & that was why he missed his last appointment with me! So Sorry for your Loss. He was a Great Guy! Hope the good memories will help you during this difficult time. RIP DAN!!


    Linda Molleur

    Courtney hold on to all your memories of your dad he will live in your heart forever! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Adam Folger

    Dan was a good man and I have very fond memories of not just him but of Karen also. It was Dan who gave me my first job back when I was in HS at the restaurant. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ❤️


    Patricia Hayes

    Bob and I are so sorry for the loss of your father. We are thinking of you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.


    Lindsay Machado

    Ash, Court and family:

    I will always have very fond memories of your dad. I remember working at Seafood Connections,(best seafood ever) I remember our sleepover parties, and how awesome your dad was. (Mom too) Any time i’ve seen your dad in recent years, he has always stopped to chat with me and loved to brag about his daughters and grandkids. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.



    So sorry for the families loss! Danny was such a great soul! I know Karen’s loss was very hard on him. I really don’t think he ever recovered from it! I pray they’re both in each others arms once again!🙏❤⚘



    Our deepest sympathy to the Goodwin Family.
    We were so saddened to hear Danny had passed. We have so many family memories throughout the years. The get togethers with our cousin at Kitty’s and at the Lake. Remembering going to Danny’s restaurant with our late mother to get the Delicious Ipswich clams our family favorite. Danny you will be greatly missed. Love your cousins Elizabeth, Priscilla and Alyce


    Francis W. Poirier

    Ashley, Courtney & Family – Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sincere sympathy for your loss. Fran & Elaine Poirier


    Linda Day

    To Courtney and your entire family, We are
    so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My husband and I both remember him from the Seafood Connection . Sending prayers for all.
    Rich and LInda Day


    The LaCroix Family

    Danny’s smile and laugh are simply the stuff of legend! Just think about him laughing and try not to crack a smile yourself! Not possible, right? He was a wonderful person that I will always have very fond memories of.

    Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all the Family. Wishing you all comfort and strength.


    Annette L Hicks

    I will miss knowing you are in the world, dear cousin. I will never forget how you tried to step up for our family when my father died, even though you were just a teenager. You moved stuff, fixed stuff, and even put up our Christmas tree that first year! I hope your family finds an angel just like you! May there be no damned blue pickup trucks in your heaven. Godspeed, Danny. <3


    Alan Rohwer

    Dan was a really great guy. I am a member of a group of “old guys” who had breakfast at Bickford’s every other Thursday. Dan would frequently come out and visit with us. He was so friendly and welcoming.
    We share his loss with his family & friends.


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