June 30, 1976 - December 31, 2016
Brookline, New Hampshire | Age 40
Daniel R. Kay, Jr., 40, of Brookline, NH, died unexpectedly on December 31, 2016.
Dan was born in Norwood, MA on June 30th 1976 to Daniel and Jean-Ann (Dziubaniuk). He grew up in Walpole, MA where he enjoyed playing football for the Walpole Rebels. After graduating from Walpole High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from UMass-Amherst and a law degree from Syracuse University.
Dan worked as an attorney. In that position he was employed as a Supervisory Contracting Officer as a civilian for the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base. He was a member of the National Contract Management Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was known for his hard work, dedication, attention to detail and strong work ethic.
In his free time, he enjoyed running, skiing, listening to music, and attending Crossway Christian Church. Dan had a smile that could light up a room. His desire to be challenged and his quest for adventure lead to his participation on the reality show, Survivor. He also successfully skied Tuckerman's Ravine and completed his first half marathon.
More than anything, Dan cherished the time he spent with his two young children, Reese Elizabeth Kay and Jackson "Jax" Russell-Reid Kay. Those who knew Dan best, would agree he was a child at heart. Although the time he had with his children was cut much too short, he leaves them with numerous memories of times filled with fun and laughter, including those enjoyed at his favorite place, Sawyer Lake in Gilmanton, NH. He was a man who truly believed, "the secret to having it all is knowing you already do".
Along with his children, Dan is survived by his mother, Jean-Ann (Dziubaniuk); a sister, Andrea (Thomas) Nichols; two nieces, Anna and Tessa Nichols; his girlfriend, Jennifer DePietro; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
He was predeceased by his father, Daniel R Kay, Sr. in 2015.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm Street., corner of North Street, Manchester, NH.
Memorial donations may be made to Crossway Christian Church, 503 Main Dunstable Rd., Nashua, NH 03062, or a charity of your choice.