A photo of Daniel F. “Danny” Tyrrell, Sr.

Daniel F. “Danny” Tyrrell, Sr.

May 23, 1937 - November 8, 2020

Daniel F. “Danny” Tyrrell, Sr., age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Born in New Castle, DE on May 23, 1937, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Rose (Keenan) Tyrrell. Danny was a life long resident of New Castle.

Following graduation from St. Peter’s High School in New Castle in 1956, he proudly served in the United States Army. Danny worked as an assembler at Chrysler for 40 years until his retirement, then worked as a security officer at Governor Bacon Health Center for 15 years.

In his younger years, Danny was a member of Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company. Active in his church he was a 3rd Degree Knight at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council 11469. In his spare time, Danny could often be found fishing, beagling or listening to music. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and John Wayne fan. Above all, Danny’s family was the most important to him and he cherished his time spent with them.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Katherine D. “Kass” (Tressler) Tyrrell; daughter, Mary Katherine Tyrrell; and siblings, Patricia Maxwell, Kathleen Smallwood and Peter Tyrrell. He is survived by his children, Rosemarie Witt (Harry), Patricia L. Tyrrell, Daniel F. Tyrrell, Jr. and Lisa A. Lankford (Bill); siblings, Charles Tyrrell, Michael Tyrrell, Andrew Tyrrell, Lois Treut and James Tyrrell; grandchildren, Danielle N. Witt, Christopher B. Witt (Melanie) and Jessica M. Witt (Shane); and 5 great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Seasons Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 801 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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15 Condolences for Daniel F. “Danny” Tyrrell, Sr.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your mom was mostly likely waiting for him with open arms. May God bless all of you and bring you peace and comfort. Sheila Fox Gordon

  • Lisa, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. We will keep you and your family in our prayers

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dan “The Man” passing! I worked with him at Governor Bacon and he was one of my favorite people, my favorite Security Officer… he often would ask about my kids because they attended St. Peter’s, would come to see me while working weekends & were the same age as his great grandchildren who he absolutely adored! I loved that they called him “2 Pops”!! He would come in Portofino’s to visit me even after I quit nursing to serve/bartend! He was my buddy and always made my day!! He’d greet me each morning with “Hey there Beautiful, gonna be a great day knowing your here”… My prayers n condolences are with the family as I can only imagine how much he was loved and will absolutely be missed by all of you! He was a wonderful man, who loved his family!! ❤️

  • My Dear Cousins,
    Many happy days and weekends were spent by me as a little girl at your house, and I’m thankful for all those lovely memories. Uncle Danny and Aunt Kass were like a second dad and mom to me in some ways. May you receive the comfort of God as only He can bring you all during this time.
    Love, Bridgette

  • Sorry for your family loss. Daniel was loved by many people when he worked at Governor Bacon. Had a big heart and will be missed by many people.

  • We are very sorry for your loss I am a friend of Mickeys 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Prayers to your family

  • Danny was an amazing person ,such an asset to GBHC and as a friend. You will be missed prayers to Danny’s family 🙏🏼

  • Danny, I will always remember your kind voice and gentle ways. You always looked out for me at work and could always be found smiling. I enjoyed our conversations about how much you loved your wife and kids. Rest well my friend. Now your forever with your love in heavenly eternity.
    Your “sweetheart”

  • I’m sorry about uncle Danny

  • Rest in peace Dan. Love and prayers to your beautiful family.

  • My prayers are with the entire family with the loss of Danny
    He is at Peace!

  • I am so saden to hear this. I worked at G.B.H.C. with Danny. He was a very polite, honest, and all around good person. Danny and I had many conversations about the fire service because my late husband and one of my boys were fire police/ firefighters. I am sending prayers and thoughts to the entire family. God Bless

  • My prayers are with the family at this time of need with the loss of Danny 🙏🏼

  • What a beautiful memorial. I actually feel like I met him and regret I never actually got the chance.

    Go n-éirí an bóthar leat…

    Now the road rises to meet him. Now the wind is at his back. Now the sunshine warms his face. Now the rain fall softly on his fields and until we can meet, may God hold Danny in the palm of His hand.

  • Rest in Peace old buddy