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John Daniels, 78

CHESHIRE, Mass. —  John Daniels, 78 of Cheshire, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, from complications due to COVID-19 and COPD with his loving family by his side.

John was born Oct. 1, 1945, in North Adams to the late Harvey and Laura Daniels.

John was a well-known local businessman for more than 62 years. He started his first business, J & D Auto Sales, in his late teens. He later started Cheshire Mobile Home Sales, branching out into general contracting, building and remodeling homes in Berkshire County as Future Homes Co. with his son, John Jr. He also bought and sold real estate in Massachusetts and Vermont. While doing all this, he continued to help his parents maintain and run the family farm at Rolling Acres Farm in Cheshire.

He lived on Cheshire Lake for 49 years and eventually moved to his beloved farm, where he resided until the time of his death. John loved his farm and tractors and every year planted the most beautiful sunflower field and fruit trees.

He was so proud of his talented daughter, Jackie, and his five grandchildren, that he had them paint a mural on his barn and silo, so he could enjoy looking at it as he sat on his porch. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing on his farm and at his camp in Vermont.

In July 1966, John married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Emerson, and enjoyed 58 wonderful years as best friends and partners in the businesses they built together.

John leaves his wife, Elaine; daughter Jackie; son John Jr.; five grandchildren, Marina, Christopher, Henry, Paul, and Nadine. He also leaves his "sister" and sparring partner Carol Daniels, in-laws Robert and Lynn Martin and Shirley Emerson, several nieces and nephews, and so many friends he considered family.

He is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Grace; and his brother, James Daniels of Alabama.

FUNERAL NOTICE: In place of calling hours, John would like family and friends to continue visiting with his bride at the farm and enjoy the beautiful views with her special treats. A memorial service will be in May at the farm to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cheshire Fire and Police Departments through Dery Funeral home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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So sorry to hear of John's passing. may he rest in peace.
from: Cindy and Gary Gajdaon: 02-24-2024

So sorry to hear about John’s passing.
from: Nelson Aubinon: 02-15-2024

To Elaine and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. Our hearts go out to everyone who loved him. Please accept our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences.
With love, Bob, Lisa, Alex and Reid Tetlow
from: Robert Tetlow and Lisa Tetlowon: 02-12-2024

Elaine and family, we are so sorry to hear about John's passing. We are sending prayers your way and hope that they bring peace and comfort your way.
from: Jim and Carol Robinsonon: 02-12-2024

Jackie, Elaine, Marina and Christopher, I am so sorry to learn of your dad, husband, grandfather's passing. Sincere sympathy to you all.
Linda Biros
from: on: 02-12-2024

To Elaine and family, We are so sorry to learn of John's passing. Your love and devotion to each other has been beautiful to behold snd we feel very fortunate to have been friends. We always enjoyed our visits to the farm and will come and see you soon.
from: Gene &Pat Gebarowskion: 02-09-2024

Dear Elaine and family, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sending you love, hugs, and prayers for comfort and peace in the difficult times ahead. Linda and Bob Huskins
from: Linda Huskins on: 02-09-2024

Lainie am so sorry about John I didnt know him well but i send my deepest conodolanes to you and all your family Dave told me so many stories I love you all very much and if there is anything you need dont hesitate to call will see you soon.
from: Ellen Joneson: 02-09-2024

Elaine, very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.
from: Jim and Deb Corkinson: 02-09-2024

Jackie & Family, So sorry for you on the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
from: Karen Koehleron: 02-09-2024

Jackie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Jennie Pierce
from: Jennie Pierceon: 02-09-2024

Elaine & family, you always think you’ll have time to stop, to call, to check in,….and then you don’t. Andy and I are truly sorry for this loss. This time with your family & friends is valuable. I pray you can feel the love among you & be comforted. Phyllis
from: Phyllis Andersonon: 02-09-2024

Jackie and family, So sorry to hear this news. Love and condolences to your family
Dina and Jim Poplaski
from: Dina Poplaskion: 02-09-2024

Jackie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
from: Dot Wandreion: 02-09-2024

Elaine and family, so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
from: Jeff & Sharon Harrisonon: 02-09-2024

Sorry for your loss. My condolences.
from: Bruce laperle on: 02-08-2024

Jackie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
from: Shirley Fachinion: 02-08-2024