Richard L. Daniels

Richard L. Daniels

Richard L. Daniels

Richard L. “Dick” Daniels,79, passed away April 12, 2023. He was born on February 8, 1944 in Middlebury the son of Ladd W. and Dorothy (Holcomb) Daniels.

Dick lived his entire life in New Haven except for the time in hospitals and nursing homes over the last ten years.

He graduated from Beeman Academy in 1962. After high school he held various jobs before starting work for Simmonds Precision on July 26, 1965. He retired from Goodrich on February 27, 2009, as he would say 43 years 7 months and a day later.

On June 1, 1968 he married Nancy (Briggs) a union that lasted 54+ years.

He devoted many hours to the family business Daniels Orchard. He cut trees off the property for lumber to build the addition on his father’s house and was very involved in building an addition on his grandmother’s mobile home.

Dick enjoyed fishing, classic country music and hunting with his good friend John Wimett.

He is survived by Nancy and their son Christopher and his wife Sue of Starksboro, his brother Robert of New Haven and numerous members of Nancy’s family, all of whom he was very fond of.

He was predeceased by his parents, step parents, grandparents, his brother Raymond and Raymond’s son Eugene

Dick was a member of the New Haven Congregational Church and New Haven Volunteer Fire Department as a charter member. Donations in his memory can be made to either New Haven Congregational Church, PO Box 6, New Haven, VT or New Haven Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 120, New Haven, VT would be greatly appreciated.

A service will be held at a later date. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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Chris Daniels
1 year ago

Thanks for everything, Dad. I love you. Chris.

Chris Daniels
1 year ago

Thanks for everything, Dad. I love you.

Roger Boise
1 year ago
  1. Nancy sorry for your loss. Dick was a great person.
John Hamel
11 months ago

Nancy, Chris, Bob I cannot put into words the sorrow I feel for your loss, Dick was a great friend and he will be missed he always put others first and he loved doing that. He is at peace now and I look forward to seeing him again when we can hunt and fish and just spend time together as family again.

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