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Daniel J. 
Conley

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Dan Conley, known as Dano by many friends, passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2018, at the age of 69 years. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Christine Cannestra and his children, Tina Conley (Abel Hamdan), and Tracy (Mike) Balistreri. Dan will also be missed by his five grandchildren, Adam, Jenna, Maya, Amira, Sebastiana, and by his brother, Tom (Roberta) Conley. His in-laws Pauline Cannestra, Betty Puccio, Kathleen Mirenda, and Dean (Mary) Cannestra will feel his loss. He will also be forever remembered by his niece, nephews and numerous extended family and dear friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Jay and Ruth Conley.

Dano was a pumpkin-carving, jazz-loving, pasta-making, bocce playing, Brewer rooting enthusiast and loyal member of the Fire Keepers Club.

A Memorial Service at 1:30 PM followed by a celebration of Dan’s life until 4:30 PM, will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Bocce Room of Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center at 631 E. Chicago Street

Memorial donations in memory of Dan may be made to Three Holy Women Parish: St. Rita Church Project, 1716 N. Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202; Italian Community Center: Bocce Renovation, 631 E. Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202; and Froedtert Hospital Foundation: Clinical Cancer Center, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

Past Comments

John E Beckstedt now of Northbrook, Illinois

Dan, to me Danny, was my hitchhiking buddy to Dominican H.S. from Hampshire and N. Lake Drive. starting either late our Sophmore or early our Junior year. The same man picked us up; if, we were on his schedule, and no one else had picked us up. He actually drove us to Silver Spring and Lake Drive, and on really rainy, or snowy days, would take us all the way to the DHS front door.

Junior and Senior year picked us up 80% of the time, and when we graduated bought each of us a graduation present; as I recall, a Cross Pen a ‘big deal’ back in the day. My times change.

Then there were the backyard basketball games at Dan’s house, my house on Shepard Ave, and /or Stewart Either’s house on Shepard, and then he moved to Summit Ave., first block inside Shorewood. All the places were ‘around the block’ in the late 50’s and early to mid 60’s.

I only made two reunions of the Class of 66 at DHS; 25th and 50th. Danny didn’t make the 25th and was already ailing by our 50th….God Bless you buddy; I honestly will never forget that wonderful smile.

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