LEWISTON — Daniel W. McGinley Sr., 69, a resident of Sumner Road, Leeds, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
He was born June, 30, 1943, in Boston, the son of Hugh McGinley.
Dan attended school in Malden, Mass., Greene and Lewiston High School. He later received his GED.
In 1963, Dan and Florabella Goldrup were married.
In his younger years he drove a dump truck, worked at Inmont in Winthrop, owned his own tire business in North Monmouth and then started a long career in law enforcement. Dan worked with the Kennebec Sheriff’s department and the Winthrop Police department before becoming Chief of Police for the Monmouth Police department. In 1986, he went to work for the Androscoggin Sheriff’s department, where he remained until he retired.
Dan was well liked and respected for his ability to treat people with respect and integrity. He enjoyed sitting in his back yard with a big fire going, listening to the birds and keeping the squirrels from the bird feeders. He really enjoying the outdoors.
He loved watching TV, going for rides, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He liked helping them with their cars and never missed Zac’s football or basketball games. He liked to sit up with the grandkids to watch “cop shows,” even if it was past their bed time.
He especially loved the time he and Flo spent together.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Florabella McGinley of Leeds; a daughter, Wendy Wallace of North Monmouth; seven grandchildren, Becky, Brendan, Austin, Quaid, Aurianne, Zachary and Amee; a sister, Marion of Leeds; two brothers-in-law, Frank Goldrup of Leeds and Eddie Goldrup, of Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and cousins.
Dan was predeceased by his son, Daniel McGinley Jr. in 2000; and his son-in-law, Brian Wallace in 2012.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.