Daniel C. Page, 55: Loving caregiver and friend

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Daniel C. Page, 55, of South Portland, passed away Nov. 15.

He was born in Portland to the late Eugene and Margaret (Whalen) Page on Feb. 17, 1960.

Page was a lifelong South Portlander except for the four years he served in the Air Force. He and his family especially enjoyed vacations taken during his deployment to Hawaii, where he also developed many friendships.

Once he returned to Maine, Page pursued his education beyond what he had received in the Air Force. He specialized in computers – his most recent employer was Bank of America before he left to care for his mother and then his wife. Page was a wonderful caregiver for many of his family members over the past several years until August, when his wife, Gina, passed away. He often neglected his own needs for others’, family members say.

Page was a huge New York Yankees fan, as New York was a special place for him. He and his father-in-law, “Dude,” who was also a Yankees fan, would go to games, and Page would visit some of his old classmates. He went to one of David Letterman’s last shows and, most importantly, he and Regina Renna went to the top of the Empire State Building so he could propose to her in style.

In addition, Page fondly recalled trips to Washington, D.C., and Ireland; he was very proud of his Irish roots. Page was also an avid reader, and known as a great friend to many. He enjoyed going to Evelyn’s Tavern and the Griffin Club, where he got to know his future wife and made many close friends. He will be missed.

In addition to his parents and wife, Page was predeceased by his sister, Julienne; two brothers, Tim and Rick; and his father-in-law, John.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law, nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many close friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 19 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Burial with military honors followed at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Refugee League, PO Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.