1934 – 2015

AUBURN — Daniel P. Houlihan, 80, a resident of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Livermore Falls, the son of Michael J. Houlihan and Vivian (Richards) Houlihan. He graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1954 and played on the Livermore Falls Andies Football Team. On April 29, 1955, in Buckfield, he married Mary Hutchinson.

Daniel entered the pulp and paper industry in 1954 as an employee of International Paper Company, where he progressed to the position of assistant superintendent for Nos. 4 and 5 paper machines at the Androscoggin Mill. In March of 1981, he joined the Madison Paper Industries as the No. 3 paper machine superintendent. In 1987, he was promoted to paper mill manager. After leaving Madison Paper, he consulted throughout the United States and Canada for Wagner Wire and Felt Company.

Daniel completed the Executive Education Program of Manufacturing in Corporate Strategy from Harvard Business School in 1987. He was a member of the Northeast Paper Industry Management Association, the International Paper Company Quarter Century Club and the Pulp Industries Management Association.

He enjoyed golf, cross-country skiing and walking.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Houlihan of Auburn; daughters, Kathleen McConnell and her husband, Patrick, of Nashua, N.H. and Margaret Labbe and her husband, Randy, of Hartford; one son, William Houlihan and his wife, Elva, of Buxton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Michael Houlihan of Jay; and half-sister, Patty Paro of Westbrook.

He was predeceased by his parents and one son, Steven Houlihan.

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