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“So sorry to learn of Danny's passing. My thoughts and prayers for the Ledoux family. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy ( Traill ) Sambuco - MA

“We just learned the sad new about Danny and we are so sorry. Danny was friendly, warm, and funny and full of adventure...to say the least! We...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Kevin Foley - North Andover, MA

“Maura and Family,I am so sorry about Dan's passing. He was way to young. My condolences to you and your family. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Crowley - Saugus, MA

“Sorry for your lost, I love you Cathrine, be strong ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Fatima Zaankik - Everett, MA

“Sorry for your loss ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Fatima Zaankik - Everett, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Love,The Giddings FamilyPaul, Anne, Dan, Kristen, Lynne ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Anne Giddings - North Reading, MA

“Catherine,Matt,Mark,Mrs Ledoux and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this such trying times of losing someone so dear to ...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: bernice kelley - malden, MA

“So very sorry Danny was a great guy and good friend he will be missed by all ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Anne Ramette - Melrose, MA

“Dan "O'Shea" Ledoux. Dan was the original "most interesting man in the world ". Always thought he had no fear in life, rather the world had to brace...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Durant - Topsfield, MA

“To Cathy And Family Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To Hear Of Dannys Passing.Our Prayers Are With You All At This Time.Danny Was A Good Man And...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Ernie Cathy Karelas - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Dan. I remember him fondly - growing up at Lincoln school, in around the neighborhood. He was a very nice young man....Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Nina Di Orio - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to Ledoux family. Fond memories of Danny earlier in life. Our love and prayers,Liz Aubin Vucurevic ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Liz Aubin - Huntington beach, CA

“So sad to hear about Danny, O'Shea Ledoux. He was a great friend who gave me so many fun moments/memories during a time when we were all exploring...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Hand - York, ME - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Ledoux family. I didn't know Danny well, but I grew up on Adams Street and knew him from elementary school on....Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy DeSimone - Derry, NH

“Maura and family,I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a great man. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Betty and...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Betty Ward - Wakefield, MA

“Oh Dan.....you were a GREAT person and friend. Always a smile and a hug. You traveled the world and saw a lot of that world.I will always remember...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Ledoux Family saddened to hear of Danny's passing. So many great times and memories. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Margie Doucette McKone - Naples, FL

“Danny. Big smile, a happy, joyful voice. And a street hockey stick in his hands. I know that was so many years ago. But maybe it is again.I hope. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Dudley - Brookline, NH

“RIP Danny. Prayers for you and your family. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Lenny Crist - Norfolk, VA

“Mrs Ledoux, Catherine,Maura & the Ledoux family, so shocked and saddened to hear of Danny's passing. I have thought of Danny's through the years...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Judie Fairneny - Melrose, MA

“Dear Maura and the Ledoux family, So saddened to hear of the loss of Dan, a great all-around guy always with many stories and tales from all of his...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Colleen McCaleb - N Brookfield, MA

“Dear Cathy & family, I'm sorry to hear of Dans passing..please know that you are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jerri Akana - Hooksett, NH

“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 »
23 of 23 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Daniel J. Ledoux, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on August 14, 2017 at the age of 60. Dan was born in Tripoli, Libya on April 18, 1957, was raised in Melrose, and attended the Lincoln Elementary School and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1975. He went on to attend Salem State College, University of Hawaii, Oregon State University, Bunker Hill Community College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He was a Merchant marine licensed chief engineer unlimited. In 1976 he joined U.S. Navy and served his country with pride from 1976-1982. After his discharge he worked at Draper Labs in Cambridge, the National Science Foundation in the South Pole, Burgee Electronic in St. Maarten, at Sir Francis Drake and at A&M Marine Electronics both in Florida. Mr. Ledoux had a passion for the ocean and joined Green Peace in 2000: serving on the Arctic Sunrise Vessel which landed him on the front page of the newspaper in Portajuale, he also was on many vessels form 2001-2014; the Esperenza, Knorr, Hercules, Wecona, Excellence, Kilo Moana, Melville, Davidson, Transpacific Tanker, Mary Sears, Green Ridge, Gilliland, Green Dale, Green Cove, Green Lake, Green Ridge and ended his career on the Washington Express. Throughout his life Dan visited numerous countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Malta, Egypt, Chili, Russia, traveled thru the Panama Canal, crossed the international Date line numerous times, the Arctic Circle as well as many other beautiful locations across the world. Dan was a member of the Melrose Elks Club and loved fishing, reading, skiing, camping, hockey, scuba diving and photography. He was a longtime Melrose resident, was very outgoing and had a "Big Heart". He enjoyed talking to people and was an avid Boston sports fan. Dan was the beloved son of Mary T. (Sullivan) Ledoux of Melrose & ... READ MORE →