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Daniel F. Grimes Sr.

September 14, 1950 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Obituary F. Grimes Sr.

Loving Husband, Father, Papa,

Brother and Veteran


Waterbury, Conn - Daniel “Danny” Grimes Sr, 71, entered peaceful rest on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital with his beloved wife, Janet and son, Daniel Jr by his side.


Dan was born in Waterbury on September 14, 1950, to the late Joseph and Helen Irene (Charbonneau) Grimes. Dan grew up in Cheshire and graduated from Cheshire High School in 1968. Dan served as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard on August 13, 1974.


Dan went on to work as a Certified Ford Mechanic at Academy Ford and M&E Ford. He also worked at M&M Construction, Trio Trucking and Waco Scaffolding. He continued his education in Machine Technology and graduated from Kaynor Tech in 2000. Dan would also volunteer his time to help deliver food from the Church of the Epiphany to the soup kitchen; along with helping where needed for the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation events. 


Dan always had a love for cars and would rebuild and race stock cars.  He attended many car shows over the past decades sporting his beloved Red 67 Ford Mustang. He played softball for many years in various leagues including Cheshire, Southington and Prospect’s adult men’s leagues. You could always catch him watching an MLB game, especially if the Yankees were playing. His biggest pride and joy in his life was his son and granddaughters. They always brought a smile to his face when they came for a visit.


In addition to Janet (Lynch) Grimes, his wife of 45 years, Dan is survived by his son, Daniel F. Grimes, Jr. and his wife, Jamie, and their daughters; Samantha, Madison and Abigail of Watertown. He also leaves his brother Thomas Grimes and his wife, Carole, of Terryville, his sister Mary Filippone and her husband, Donald, of Cheshire, and his Aunt Ruth Charbonneau. Newtown.  Dan also leaves behind his three sister in laws Marie O’Donnell of Cheshire,  Patricia Ardry and her husband, John, of Georgia, and Geraldine Owen and her husband, Brian, of Cheshire, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Dan’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10 am at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect. Procession will follow from the funeral home to the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum for entombment with Military Honors.


Friends and family are invited to gather with the Grimes family on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5-7pm at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dan’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( You are invited to share a fond memory, favorite photo, or words of comfort for Dan’s family on his Tribute Wall on this website




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June 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prospect Memorial Funeral Home
72 Waterbury Rd
Prospect, CT 06712

Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Prospect Memorial Funeral Home
72 Waterbury Rd
Prospect, CT 06712

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2022

Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum

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