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“Bernie & I were classmates at WPI, and golfers at Cape Cod. I remember his great banjo playing and was happy to listen to his music. He had a great...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Al & Marcia Papianou - Foxboro, MA

“Dear Connie and family,We were so sorry to read of Bernie's death. We fondly remember his outgoing personality when we lived across the street on...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Charles & Marguerite Gager - MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Bernard R. Danti "Bernie", 87, of Peabody, MA, peacefully passed on October 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 25, 1929 in Springfield, MA to the late Amando and Evelyn Danti.

He was a Korean War Army Veteran, accomplished machine design and build engineer, business owner, and family man. He enrolled in a mechanical engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute after returning from Korea where he excelled in his studies, and made lifelong friends, graduating in 1956. He pursued a fulfilling career with companies such as Ford Motor Company, Pneumatic Scale, Polaroid, Millipore, and his own business.

He enjoyed many activities such as playing his banjo, and as a member of the Lexington Golf Club for 30 years, and Captains' Golf Club in Brewster during his retirement years. His true love was being with his family and friends, and engaging everyone with whom he came in contact.

He is survived by his wife, Connie, of 61 years, sister Carol Johnson, daughters Susan Landry, Jean Sabatini, and Alicia Vesprini, son Greg Danti, sons-in-law Scott Landry, Joseph Sabatini, and Michael Vesprini, grandchildren Jonathan Landry and his wife Kara, Heather Drexler and her husband Zach, Marcus Vesprini, Michelina Vesprini, Joseph Sabatini, great grandson Conor Landry, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Russell Danti. His brother, Larry Danti, passed away on October 13, 2017.

Visiting hours will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose, at 11:30AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bernie's name to a charity of the donor's choice.