Doris Dean Danaher Obituary – Doris Dean Danaher at age 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30, 2021. Doris was born on July 13, 1929, in Pittsfield MA, to Joseph and Florence Dean. She was raised in Cheshire MA and at the age of 18, she moved to New York City to attend Barbizon School of Modeling. Upon graduating, her career included print ads, commercials, and appearances on numerous TV shows, including her favorite, The Ed Sullivan Show. In AARP’s December 2006 issue, one of her previous modeling pictures was used for an ad in their magazine – her beauty was ageless.
Doris Dean Danaher Marriage
Doris married the love of her life, Roger Joseph Danaher on June 18, 1954, at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. After her husband’s passing in 1960, Doris relocated with her three children to Miami, FL in 1966. She enjoyed living there, making new friends, going to the beach, traveling, but most importantly she loved raising her three children, Roger (deceased), Suzanne and Deanann.
In 2010, Doris moved to CA to be closer to her children. She ended up residing in San Jose CA near her daughter, Deanann, and her family; their bond was inseparable! She met some wonderful friends, enjoyed church, antiquing, shopping, arts/crafts, and of course a gambling trip or two.
Doris was full of, as she would say, “Piss & Vinegar”. She was known for her timeless beauty, sense of humor, kind heart, and for her love of red lipstick. She touched so many lives and made an impact on everyone she met. Her personality and love for life will make her memory everlasting.
Doris Dean Danaher Survivors
Doris is survived by her 2 daughters and their husbands; Suzanne Monroe (Steve) and Deanann Jack (Warren), 3 Grandchildren; Bryce (Alex), Danielle (Chris), and Shane, 1 great-grandson; Wes, along with another great-granddaughter due in May.
Doris will be laid to rest with her husband Roger at the Gate of Heaven, in Hawthorne, NY. Her memorial will be private. There are no words that can explain how much she will be missed every day. She brightened our world and softened our hearts.