Dan Gribbin MONTPELIER — Dan Gribbin passed away on April 15, 2019, surrounded by his children Sarah, Andrew, Mollie, and their mom, Jill Muhr. He is also survived by Sarah’s husband, Phinn Onens, and Andrew’s partner, Sarah Coggins, who provided a lot of happiness to him in his later years. Additionally, he was close with his niece, Jennifer Horton, of Boston, and nephew, Dan Horton, of Portland, Maine. Dan’s parents, Josephine and Daniel, were born in Belfast, Ireland. He grew up in a close-knit community in Brooklyn, New York, with aunts, uncles and cousins. Dan loved all sports and was a passionate Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Dan, his twin sister, Pat, and brother, Arthur, were raised by their mother, Josephine, as his father died when he and Pat were babies. Dan graduated with a BA in History from St. John’s University and a MS in Labor Relations from New York Institute of Technology. He worked in New York City in human resources (HR) for several organizations, including The New Yorker magazine and Moore-McCormack Lines. He also taught HR courses as an adjunct professor at New York University. Dan moved to Montpelier in 1989 to take a position as HR manager/director of Administration at Goddard College. He also taught a course in Peace Studies. Dan left Goddard in 2000 and took a position as human resource manager at the Hunger Mountain Co-op until he retired in 2011. Dan was a member of St. Augustine’s parish in Montpelier. He served as chair of the parish council, as a lector, and taught students in the seventh and eighth grade preparing them for confirmation. Dan maintained a strong faith, sense of humor and love of family throughout his life. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Woodridge, whose staff lovingly took care of and laughed with him these last few years. Their support, care and kindness were invaluable to both Dan and his family. Their address is Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641. Please specify “Maple Unit” with your donation. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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