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Daniel Pero, 70

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Daniel John Pero, 70, of North Adams died on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born on January 1, 1949, in Pittsfield, Mass., a son of the late Arthur & Cecelia (Magdalenski) Pero. Daniel graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Pittsfield and attended classes at BCC. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed at General Electric and at the Pittsfield Housing Authority for many years until his retirement.

Daniel was a trustee at the VFW in North Adams and a member of the Williamstown American Legion and a member of the Greylock Club. He also loved the New York Giants.

Daniel’s wife, Cheryl A. "Sherry" Smith Pero, died on February 27, 2010. They were married on October 10, 1975.

Daniel leaves his two daughters, Rebecca Joy Dodge and her husband Jeremy of Florida, Mass., and Jaycee Pero and her companion Jason Howland of North Adams; four brothers, Arthur Pero III of Westfield, James Pero of Dalton, John Pero of Windsor and Charles Pero of Pittsfield; and his grandchildren, Chloe Carrigan, Isabella and Danika Dodge, Mason Stred, and Remee Stred.

Daniel, aka, bad grandpa, was the light in his children and grandchildren's eyes. He was our foundation. A man that made everyone laugh, most called him one in a million. We lovingly deemed him our "son" for his playful behavior. Everyone that knew him, loved him. He was an enthusiast of all that made others happy. He had an underlying sense of humor and the most giving man there was. Some people think of movie stars as superheroes, yet he was ours. No matter what, you always had Pa to talk to, to get you out of a funk, but most importantly to believe in you. He enjoyed walks and rides with his two fur children, Petey and Sebastian. An avid Giant and Red Sox fan and loved to fish.

Pa is a legend of humanity, he gave more of himself than any other we know. We thank him for being the man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and every single particle that made him Pa. In life, you are not guaranteed to meet someone with intentions as good as his. We celebrate a legend that didn't judge, who gave and gave and befriended all walks of life. This man was a great American.

Funeral notice: Calling hours for Daniel Pero will be on Monday October 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home- WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247, burial to follow at 2 p.m. with full military honors in Southview Cemtery. Memorial donations are suggested in his memory to the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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So sorry to read about Danís passing. I have very fond memories of him. My heart goes out to the family. Big hugs to all of you. Please take care.
from: Breck Bakeron: 10-21-2019

We were so very sorry and sad to hear about Dan's passing. Our family has many happy memories of him...he was a truly memorable man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you remember his life. Rest in peace, Dan.
from: John and Karen Bednarzon: 10-21-2019

I've known Dan for a number of years, seeing him, here and there. Just a truly nice person. I am saddened by his passing. God Bless, and our prayers and sympathy to his family. I am sure there are many sad hearts, as mine was when I saw this today. A really nice, kind hearted person. Rest in Peace Dan! Another beacon of light has gone home. When anyone, such as Dan can bring a smile to someones face, you know they are travelling in the path of our Lord!
from: Patrick and Connie Gray on: 10-18-2019

Prayers and hugs sent for your familyís heartbreak ❤️
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 10-17-2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Dan for many years and will miss his voice yelling out.. Hi Jack.. Remember how he loved you and know that many many people are sending his family prayers and strength during this difficult time.
from: Jacalyn Bon: 10-17-2019

I am so sorry to hear of Pa's passing , he was such a sweet heart and a big teddy bear. I will always remember his humor and miss seeing him come into Rite Aid to buy his gum. He never left without telling me i was a great American. He was truly a good person and will be greatly missed.
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