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Daniel King
  • September 19, 1937
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  • September 24, 2019

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Obituary

Daniel T. King (Danny), 82 of Port Orange, Florida, went home to be with Jesus his savior surrounded by his family on September 24, 2019.

Danny was born on September 19, 1937 in Burlington, VT to Daniel Philip and Edith Mitiguy King.  He graduated from Cathedral High School where he soon married the love of his life Gloria Beauchemin.  He was a member of the Vermont Air National Guard Green Mountain Boys where he proudly served full time for many years as a Crew Chief for a variety of jet aircraft. Danny was always very proud of his Air Guard service where he made many lasting friendships.

After moving the family to South Burlington, Danny soon joined the South Burlington Jaycees where he eventually became President of the South Burlington chapter where he made many of his life-long friends and acquaintances. As an avid sports fan, Danny joined the South Burlington Rebel Booster Club where he also became President, further signifying his dedication and leadership to community service and helping of others. Danny became a member of the South Burlington Zoning board through one of his best friends, Fred Blais. Danny served for many years and was an integral part of the City of South Burlington’s business and residential growth strategy.  In addition to the many things on Danny’s plate at any one time, he was involved in sports with his sons and coached their little league teams.  Danny enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent many hours on the lake with his father in law Ted Beauchemin.  Danny and Gloria vacationed for many years to Rye, NH and Myrtle Beach, SC (where they spent many winters during their early retirement years). 

Danny had a very successful career with Essex Beef Company where he was affectionally known as “dumb beef guy” (long story haha). Danny settled for a career with New York Life Insurance Company where he was one of their most successful agents for the VT office. Danny retired from New York Life with over 28 years of providing family financial planning services. 

In 2011, he and Gloria moved to Port Orange, FL to be close with their best friends Peg and Dick Picard in retirement. He continued his journey in the Catholic faith being a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church in Port Orange where he was a Eucharistic Minister and Minister to the sick.  He provided endless dedication not only to his faith but also to his commitment to the Church and his family and friends. He was an extremely caring and passionate individual throughout his life span. No one went unnoticed when in need.  He is a true testament of God’s work by giving and going above and beyond for those who needed his support. During his passing, Danny was greeted and mourned by many amazing people that surrounded his life from his church, close family and countless friends. 

Daniel T. King is survived by his wife, Gloria Beauchemin King (Port Orange, FL) of 60 years of marriage, sons Daniel Phillip King II and his wife Diane Story King (Palm Coast, FL) and Scott Michael King (Port Orange, FL). His siblings Margaret (Peggy) King, Paul and Suzen King, Kathy King and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren Ryan P. King (Active Duty Army, currently stationed in Europe), Jeffrey S. King (South Burlington, VT), Jennifer B. Hyde (Rochester, NY), Jessica L. Romano (Waterville, VT), Jordan W. King (Knightdale, NC), great grandchildren James C. King (Virginia Beach, VA), Ivy C. King and Brantley P. King (Carterville GA) and Landon C. Romano (Waterville VT), In-laws Joanne and (Edward) Lavalley, Susan and  Ralph Underwood, Claire Beauchemin and many nieces and nephews.  Danny is predeceased by his sister Patricia (Patty) and her husband Paul and brother in-law Robert Beauchemin.

Services will be held at Epiphany Catholic Church, 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, FL 32127 at 11:00AM on Saturday October 19, 2019 officiated by Father John Bosco Maison whom Danny had a special relationship with.  A reception will be held immediately after the service at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent for “Education in Ghana” to Epiphany Church, 201 Lafayette St, Port Orange, FL 32127 or to Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129 (care of fund development).

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  1. 02 Oct 2019
    Clem and Tish Cardinal says:
    Gloria and Family,
    So sorry to have read about Danny's passing. Know our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    With Love, Tish

  2. 02 Oct 2019
    James and Allison Eibach says:
    Dear Gloria. you know how much Danny meant to Allison and I. I have no doubt he was an angel sent to us by our Heavenly Father to do the Creators work as he brought both of us back into the faith. I know my Mom is going to search him out in the Heavenly Kingdom and thank him for completing a task she started a number of years ago! We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man and even though we mourn we also rejoice as he can now reap the reward for all the good he did in his life time. Rest assured you and your family are in our daily prayers. AE and I are surely going to miss DK, my Air Force Brother.

  3. 02 Oct 2019
    James and AllisonEibach lit a candle:
    Lit since October 2, 2019 at 10:20:02 PM

  4. 01 Oct 2019
    Steve & Sandra Wolf lit a candle:
    Lit since October 1, 2019 at 10:40:39 PM

  5. 01 Oct 2019
    Lisa Elder says:
    Danny King has been a life-long ,close family friend. I barely remember a camp Mills Point but I do remember drives to kindergarten , then parties , years later, on Prouty Pkwy !! And mixed in between are memories in our basement, the Picard’s on New Years, the Sandbar, Jameson’s house and so many more great places!
    When I was younger, Danny used to pick on me, but it was all in fun and laughter. As I grew older, we saw each other less, but every meeting was still special to me.

    Gloria, Danny and Scott: please know that I’m thinking of you. Hopefully a few of the memories were able to put a smile on your face. Love, Lisa

  6. 30 Sep 2019
    THOMAS HENRY says:
    To all of the King family, my prayers are with you during this time of sadness.I have known Dan since the family lived on Colchester Avenue and I lived on Fletcher Place. I was always impressed with Dan's dedication in the Air Guards.
    Gloria, my thoughts are with you.

  7. 30 Sep 2019
    D. Palmer says:
    To the King family:
    My sincerest condolences. I met him when I lived in South Burlington. He was a great supporter of mine in during a council race.
    Peace to all.

  8. 30 Sep 2019
    Dennis Petrie says:
    Gloria
    So sorry to hear of the passing of a friend of mine and a great loss to you.He was a great person to the community and will be missed by all R.I.P. my friend!!!!!!

  9. 30 Sep 2019
    Dennis Petrie says:
    Gloria:So sorry to hear of the passing of good friend of mine the short time we were together in Port Orange Fl.He will be missed by alot of good people where we all lived together.R.I.P. Dan
    Gloria my heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Danny at this time.May he rest in peace!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 30 Sep 2019
    DON & JEAN BOSS says:
    GLORIA I WAS SADDEN TO HEAR OF DANNY'S PASSING. HE SURE WAS A CREDIT TO HIS FAMILY, COMMUNITY, COUNTRY AND WORK.
    HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.

    DON & JEAN BOSS

  11. 30 Sep 2019
    Ann Benoit says:
    Gloria,
    So sorry to read about Danny. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute to him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim & Ann Benoit

  12. 29 Sep 2019
    Tim says:
    To my Uncle Dan,
    Thank you for your love and compassion that you showed towards my brothers, sister and I after my dad passed away. I always looked forward to coming to your house for the family together's.
    I will miss your laugh, infectious smile and funny one-liners. Hey Uncle Dan, make me one last rubber band sandwich and make it snappy !!
    Aunt Gloria, Danny, Scott and Family, thinking of you all during this most difficult time.
    Much Love, Tim

  13. 29 Sep 2019
    Tim says:
    To my Uncle Dan,
    You sure made our lives better with all of your humor and gracious hospitality after my Dad died. I always looked forward to coming to your house and hearing your funny one-liners. I will miss your laugh and infectious smile. You made the world a better place to live.
    Hey Uncle Dan, make me one last rubber band sandwich and make it snappy !!!

    May you rest in peace, Uncle Dan.

    Aunt Gloria, Danny and Scott, thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

    Love you much,
    Tim

  14. 29 Sep 2019
    Chuck and Joy Morrell says:
    Dear Gloria and Family,
    Chuck and I were so sad to learn of Danny's passing. You know he has touched many lives and will be missed by all. "Maybe our friend Peggy is showing him the way." Our thoughts are with you. Chuck and Joy Morrell

  15. 29 Sep 2019
    Jane Chadderdon says:
    Gloria - my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family in your time of loss. Dan's smile and welcoming nature are memories from our Jaycee years that I cherish. Am certain he is enjoying meeting up with old friends who preceded him.

  16. 29 Sep 2019
    Kathy Parsons says:
    Gloria and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Danny was a caring and loving man and showed this through his faith. May he Rest In Peace.
    Your Sister in Christ
    Kathy

  17. 29 Sep 2019
    Sandy Kellett says:
    Dear Gloria and Family: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Danny. My condolences to you and family. I remember our great times on Prouty Parkway years ago and remember you and Danny fondly.

  18. 29 Sep 2019
    Mike Poulin says:
    Worked with Dan for several years at Essex Beef Co. I have nothing but fond memories and many a good laugh with that Good Man.

  19. 29 Sep 2019
    John Manahan Jr. says:
    Sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was a good friend and mentor who showed how one should live life by example. He has earned his reward! RIP.

  20. 29 Sep 2019
    Gary Carter says:
    TO THE KING FAMILY -
    I send my sympathies on your loss.
    Danny was my friend; I will miss him.
    In memory of Danny - ‼️⚾️GO RED SOX‼️

  21. 29 Sep 2019
    Bruce & Darlene O'Neill says:
    Rest in peace my good friend and may the good Lord bring peace and comfort to Gloria, Dan and Scott

  22. 28 Sep 2019
    Cheryl & Steve Smith says:
    Our sincere condolences on your loss. Danny has left a beautiful legacy of a life well lived. He touched many hearts in his lifetime and will be missed by many many people. May he Rest In Peace and May you all find comfort in all the love being sent your way. His tribute was beautiful!

  23. 28 Sep 2019
    Nancy Fay says:
    Louie and I send our love and sympathy to all of you and are very proud to have called him our friend.
    Love, Louie & Nancy

  24. 27 Sep 2019
    Anthony Kay Martello says:
    With sadness we say Rest In Peace to a wonderful true friend Dan.We shared many happy years and have memories of happy times to treasure. Our deepest sympathy to Gloria, Scott, Danny and Family.God bless Tony Kay Martello

  25. 27 Sep 2019
    Tootie Kamins says:
    Dan, or Chief as I called him, was my co-worker, my boss and most of all my friend. I cherish all the time we spent together both at work and at play. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to Gloria, Danny and Scott.
    Love, Tootie (Chiefette)

  26. 27 Sep 2019
    Dan Martello says:
    Rest in peace Mr. King. I'll never forget all the family vacations in Maine we took with your family. I'm sure you will run into my dad up there and you both will be up to no good.

  27. 27 Sep 2019
    The Noreaults says:
    Gloria,

    Sending our deepest sympathy, love and prayers
    to you and your family. He was a wonderful man and will live on in your hearts until you are all together again.

    love, Jim and Judy

  28. 27 Sep 2019
    Scott King says:
    Hey Dad. Although I miss you dearly, I know you are at your true home now. All your family and friends will celebrate you on October 19, 2019 and it will be a great celebration. I love you sooo much and you have a ball in the ultimate kingdom?

  29. 27 Sep 2019
    Angie Myers says:
    May Uncle Danny Rest In Peace and out of pain. May he reach out to us and tickle our funny bone as we remember all of the happy times spent together. Peace and love always to Aunt Gloria, Danny and Scott!!

  30. 27 Sep 2019
    Don and Yvonne Campbell says:
    Rest In Peace, Danny. You have been a wonderful Friend. The only one who ever called me Mommy Soup.
    When we met at Church for the first time , we discovered that we both graduated from CHS and had some mutual friends from Burlington. You will be sadly missed.
    We love you
    Don & Yvonne Campbell

  31. 27 Sep 2019
    Patrick Ravey says:
    A long time friend and classmate, always with a smile, Dan will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathies to Gloria and family.
    Pat and Gayle Ravey

  32. 27 Sep 2019
    Lona Reed says:
    Gloria God bless you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you he was a special Special Man.