Daniel R. Jones passed away on January 14, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH. He was born on August 2, 1949, in Glens Falls, NY, and raised in South Glens Falls, NY, the son of Dolores Orcutt (Waterbury) and Carson A. Jones.
Dan always had a tremendous love for food, both personally and professionally. His long and accomplished career in the culinary industry spanned both sides of the country, including positions as sous chef at La Mer Duquesne in San Francisco, executive chef at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, and the proprietor and chef of Dan’s Happy Days Diner in Nashua. Though he retired from professional kitchens in 2015, his wonderful cooking remained a staple of family gatherings for the rest of his life. When not in the kitchen, Dan also greatly enjoyed the work he did for Manchester Acupuncture Studio.
More than anything else, Dan loved fun, family, and the pleasures of life. He was an avid concert goer and a connoisseur of all genres of music, from classical to the Grateful Dead. In the summer you would find him at the beach with a good book and in the winter his holiday spirit was in full force from Halloween to New Years. He embraced international travel with great enthusiasm and felt complete with a glass of calvados and a buttery croissant.
Survivors include his mother, Dolores Orcutt; wife, Marie G. Coleman; daughter and son-in-law, January J. Coleman-Jones and Jake Nevrla; daughters, Hayley Carey and Maya Theiss; sons, Michael J. Coleman-Rock and Nathan Church; brother, Donald Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Patty Savarie and Chris Savarie; nephew, Matt Savarie; and sister-in-law, Eunice Jones.
SERVICES: A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 2pm to 4pm with a service beginning at 4pm at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua. Friends and family are invited to attend. Due to COVID restrictions all guests entering the funeral home will be required to wear face masks and follow social distancing. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO BOX 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or visit them online at https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate. (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”