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Daniel Gaven

Daniel F. Gaven

Monday, November 11th, 1946 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Daniel F. Gaven Jr., 73 of White Plains NY, passed away on August 3rd 2020. He was born in Hoboken NJ, on November 11th 1946 to Veronica F. Gaven (nee Dolan) and Daniel F. Gaven Sr. On October 20th 1973, Daniel married his wife, Joyce Gaven (nee Simpson) . She predeceased him in 2016.

Daniel is survived by his two children, Denise Robles (Gabe) and Christine Gaven both of White Plains; as well as his two grandchildren, Olivia Robles and Benjamin Robles. Daniel is also predeceased by his brother Terrence in 1999.

Daniel was a long-term member of the Friendly Gathering Committee, Knights of Columbus and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; as well as a lector at St. Bernards Church. He was a lawyer at Palmeri & Gaven for fourty-eight years. He also served time in the United States Army. Daniel enjoyed running cross-country, both the indoor and outdoor tracks at his high school, Seton Hall Prep, and later during his time at Providence College. He was an avid Yankee fan and train enthusiast.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics; 133 19th St. NW, 12th Floor Washington DC, 20036. www.donorservices@specialolympics.org
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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  • Mass

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    St. Bernard's Church
    Address
    South Lexington Ave
    White Plains, NY
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  • Interment

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, August 7th, 2020
    Location
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    575 Hillside Ave
    WHITE PLAINS, NY 10603
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Peter Zorovich

Posted at 07:50pm
Hey Christine, I am sorry to hear about your Dad, he was a great guy - Peter Zorovich
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Rafael Ramos

Posted at 04:34pm
On behalf of the Brownstone Agency, Inc., we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Dan. We enjoyed an incredible and most auspicious business relationship and partnership, forged at the infancy of our Agency. Dan and the late John Palmeri were friends we will always cherish. Dan's smile resonates today, and his easy-going, pragmatic manner was exemplary. We are pained by his loss, especially during the pandemic. Many blessings to the family. Sincerely, Rafael Ramos, Managing Director
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Michael & TillieAnn Robles and family

Posted at 11:51am
"Daniel F. Gaven" will remain in our hearts forever. He was an exemplary man. We are blessed to have called him a friend and member of our family.
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Alexis Giardina

Posted at 03:31pm
My name is Alexis Giardina and I am good friends with Dan's daughter Denise, and I have known Dan for 20+years. I always remember his sense of humor and his stories whenever I was in his company. One of my favorite memories: I was playing Solar Quest with Denise (sort of like Monopoly but with planets) and I kept getting stuck in a loop around Venus. I remember being frustrated and going into the kitchen to get some snacks. Dan was there, and he smiled, winked, handed me a piece of fudge and told me not to worry, just play and have a good time, and that he once was stuck on Venus for 3 hours and he did not have fudge. He was a class act and such a kind hearted person and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Dan.
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George Hardin

Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Denise and Christine, My heartfelt sorrow and condolences at the passing of your Dad. Your Dad and I have known each other since high school and his pleasant disposition and humor were loved by all. We reconnected years later when he and John helped our firm establish its NY office and they attended each holiday gathering since. I can't say enough good things about your Dad's good heart, intelligence and competence as an attorney, and love of family as you know. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, including all who remember him from high school and everyone at our firm. George Hardin
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