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“Danny was "A fine chap". We were classmates at St Mary's High School. RIP. Thanks, Benny ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Benedict Yatko - Wilkes-Barre, PA

“Rest in Pease my friend. Our high school friendship I will always cherish. God Bless ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Cooper - Wilkes-Barre, PA

“So very sorry for your loss,Danny was a great person ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Lou Ward - Wilkes Barre, PA

“I am so very sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I last saw him at our 50th class reunion and remember him as the same old Danny, always smiling with...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marita Harfman - Wilkes-Barre, PA

“Danie was a grade school (St John's) and high school (St Mary's) classmate. He is greatly missed ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Frances jacobs Berg - PA

“Annette and family, I am so sad to hear of Danny's death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be missed for sure.Carol CarterYour...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Carter - Tyngsboro, MA

Daniel Joseph McGinley, a resident of Perruel, Normandy, France, died on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the age of 72.

Danny was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of three children of the late Patrick McGinley and Helen (Dugan) McGinley. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and from Penn State University. After receiving his education, Danny worked as a newspaper reporter for the Wyoming Valley Observer and managed the Quicksilver Print Shop in Wilkes-Barre for several years.

A lover of literature, Danny was passionate about the written word. With his background in newspaper reporting and technical skills as a writer, Danny was an encyclopedia of language, words and stories. A unique and engaging man, he enjoyed sharing interesting anecdotes in his own "Danny" way. He had an appreciation for the absurd and freely shared his sense of humor with his family and many friends.

Following a special trip to Ireland in 1995, where he discovered his Donegal family, Danny was introduced to Annette Lissauer. Danny and Annette fell in love and were married in 1996. For the next 23 years, they shared wonderful memories. Danny, with Annette by his side, enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and discovered Amsterdam, where Annette was raised, as his favorite destination. With a sense of adventure, Danny and Annette relocated to Normandy, France, near the Roman city of Rouen, in 2009. Danny became skilled in the French card game, Tarot. Always personable and well loved, Danny made many friends while in France and treasured the experience of French cuisine, wine and friendship. He traveled extensively with Annette throughout France, as well as Rome, Venice, Florence, Barcelona and Sevilla, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, while they lived in France, but always held dear his time spent in his adopted home country, the Netherlands.

Danny was one of a kind. He will be deeply and sorely missed, but always lovingly remembered for his disarming charm, generous spirit, deep and diverse knowledge.

Danny was the beloved husband of Annette with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. Devoted father of Patrick J. McGinley and his wife Tuuli of Pölvamaa, Estonia. Loving grandfather of Oliivia and Roosi. Also survived by Annette's children, Otis Ku of Charlotte, NC, Ran Ku of Melrose, MA, Clyde Ku of Brunswick, MD and her grandchildren Katherine, Caroline, Lucas, Jade, Jack. Dear brother of Kevin McGinley and his wife Barbara Ryan of Biddeford, ME, and the late Patricia McGinley DePolo. Caring uncle of Nicole and Michael DePolo. He also leaves Annette's siblings Robert, Louisa, and Nelleke.