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“My Condolences to the entire Cellucci Family."Danny", A neighbor during my much earlier years, was a person of integrity, talent , a true gentleman...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Katie Ferguson - Belmont, MA

“Dear Sandi:We were both shocked and saddened to learn of your dear Dad's passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your Mom. Keeping you both in...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Diane Masciovecchio - Waltham, MA

“So sorry for your loss ”
3 of 42 | Posted by: Lisa&Lynda Marlowe - Derry, NH

“Our dear and amazing friend, Yolanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Husband was a lovely guy and always had a kind word for us at...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Sal and Anna pinzone

“Dan was a great guy and loved to share stories with all the guys.He will sorely missed. ”
5 of 42 | Posted by: Lou Andronica - Friend

“Sandi,My condolences to you and your family. The service this morning was a beautiful testimony to the power of God and His eternal promises. ”
6 of 42 | Posted by: Danell Tomasella - Buzzards Bay, MA

“My prayers go out to the family that I spent so many years interacting with during holidays and summers at the Cellucci pool and visiting the store....Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Darci Saulnier - Family

“Yolanda and family,May Dan rest in eternal peace. With deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow.Sincerely,Grace Scheibner ”
8 of 42 | Posted by: Grace Scheibner - Watertown, MA

“Dear Yola and Family,We were saddened to learn of Danny's death this morning. We have so many wonderful memories of times spent with you, Danny,...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Jack and Marie Connors - MA

“Hi YolandaMy thoughts and prayers are with you at this time on the loss of your loved one. ”
10 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Furman - Waltham, MA

“Yolanda and your beautiful family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather, friend and so many other...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Franca Marzilli - Newton, MA

“Yolanda, I am so sad that your life partner has passed away. Not many people can say they were married to the love of their life for 65 years. Dan...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Ruth Shuman - Chestnut Hill, MA

“Dan was a great man in my eyes and I'm so glad I got to know him and spend time with him. I will miss him a lot. ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Wayne Morse - VENICE, CA - Friend

“Yolanda and family,I was saddened to hear about Dan1s passing. He was my first full time boss when I started and an apprentice plumber at 17 years...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Michael Delfino - Hudson, MA

“RIP ”
15 of 42 | Posted by: Michelle Plakas-Kaiser

“Sympathy to Yolanda, Sandy and family on the passing of Danny. Love Priscilla, Star and Angel ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: Angel Regopoulos - Leominster, MA

“Dear Yolanda and Family,Sending you our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear husband. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Rita Tamburrini - Waltham, MA

“I never met Daniel but I "knew" him through Yolanda -- she loved him so -- I knew he must be special since such a marvelous woman loved him. So so...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Anne-Marie Aigner - Watertown, MA

“Yolanda. My heart is filled with sadness at the passing of our dearest Danny. The moment we met we became friends, and when my beloved Tony died, he...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Sissie Cellucci - Family

“Yolanda and family, so sorry for your loss, prayers are with you. Susan ”
20 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Mehigan - Watertown, MA

“My heart goes out to Yolanda and family on the passing of my friend of over fifty plus years. Jim LaConte ”
21 of 42 | Posted by: James LaConte - Palm Bay, FL

“Sincerely sympathy on you family's loss. May Dan Rest In Peace. ”
22 of 42 | Posted by: Pamela LaConte Hart - Wakefield, MA

“My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Yolanda and the entire Cellucci family. ”
23 of 42 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Waltham, MA

My Dad, Tony Cellucci, and me. “I've known and loved Danny Cellucci since my earliest memories of childhood. I last shared coffee and small talk with him less than 3 months ago,...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Peter Cellucci - Brighton, MA

“With caring thoughts, may your memories bring you comfort and peace. Sincerely, Beverly and John Kenny ”
25 of 42 | Posted by: Beverly (LeBlanc) Kenny & John Kenny Kenny - MA

“Rest in Peace - you helped so many - it was awesome knowing you - Be at Peace! ”
26 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Toney - Waltham, MA

“Dear Yolanda,We are sending our condolences to you, Sandy, Seb, Dimi, Alec and Milan. Danny was one of the best who was your friend as soon as you...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - So Yarmouth, MA

“Dear Aunty Yola,I know your heart is broken; our hearts are heavy, too. Uncle Dan was a great guy and we will surely miss him. I know that he is...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Jeanne Whitten - Belmont, MA

“Yolanda so sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. What a sweet guy, we will remember him fondly and keep you all in our prayers. ”
29 of 42 | Posted by: Jeanne n Joe Nocera - Waltham, MA

“Sandra and family we are so sorry for the loss of your father our deepest sympathy to you & your family. The Castle´s ”
30 of 42 | Posted by: Anna & Fred Castle - Other

“Sending my love to the Cellucci family. ”
31 of 42 | Posted by: Catherine Pike - Lexington, MA

“To the Cellucci Family Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Michael Sullivan ”
32 of 42 | Posted by: Michael Sullivan

“Yolanda, Sandi, Milan, Dimi & Alec, So sorry for your loss. Dan was a beautiful soul with a tremendous heart and beaming smile. He was a hard-working...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Tisi Farrar - Foxborough, MA

“Dear Aunty Yola , Sandi and family.We are all so sad about Uncle Dan. We are thinking and praying for all of you. We have so many happy and fun...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Angela Cellucci-LeBlanc - Mashpee, MA

“Dear Aunt Yolanda and family. My dear Uncle Danny and always my buddy as a child. So many good loving memories. So sorry for you losing him. Pray the...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Fabvre Cellucci - Hernando, FL

“Dear Yolanda and Family, we are so sorry at Daniel's passing. A good honest kind and handsome man God will watch over him. You have our deepest...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Trifone Family - Cambridge, MA

“So sorry to hiseife, daughters, family and friends, stay strong ”
37 of 42 | Posted by: GAIL Connors - Waltham, MA

“Sandy, Michael and I were saddened to hear of your father's passing. We extend our condolences. Thinking of you and your mom during this difficult...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Omobono - Waltham, MA

“Yolanda, Sandi, Milan, Dimi, AlecWe loved him so much! He always made us feel welcomed and part of the family, especially Dukey. We will miss him,...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Sandra Albano - Medford, MA

“I love you daddy.. You were the best dad everMy heart is brokenlove you foerever ”
40 of 42 | Posted by: Sandra Damirjian - Lincoln, MA

“I was so sorry to read about your father's passing. I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy. ...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Angela Cell "DePamphilis" Sanscrainte - NH

“My condolences to the families, Dan is greatly missed. Amin ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Amin Karimpour - Belmont, MA


Watertown – Mr. Daniel B. Cellucci, of Watertown, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, August 27, 2021 at his home.

Born in Cambridge on February 3, 1935 he was a son of the late Loreto and Donata (Salvucci) Cellucci and had been a Waltham resident for more than fifty-five years before recently moving to Watertown.

From a touching tribute posted by Dan's friends at the Waltham Channel:

"Dan Cellucci, the beloved husband of fashion icon Yolanda, passed away Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 86.

The ultimate behind-the-scenes guy, Danny executed many of Yolanda's most creative ideas while growing his own company.

He died surrounded by his family and loved ones. "We are at peace that he was at peace," said daughter Sandi Celli, a successful fashion designer and TV personality.

Born in 1935, Danny was a "street kid" from a hard-working Italian family in Cambridge.

He apprenticed to a well-known master plumber, then started his own company, Dan-Cel Plumbing and Heating, after he and Yolanda wed in May, 1956 at Saint Jude Church in Waltham.

The affable family man made up for a lack of education with sheer hard work. His hands and clothing were always covered in grease, Sandi said.

Starting at the Cellucci home in Waltham, Danny built out the handful of businesses that evolved into Yolanda's wildly successful bridal store.

He could also execute whatever a fashion show or special event demanded, no matter how far-fetched.

As time passed, his own company grew. He sold his successful mechanical contracting business only a few years ago.

Yolanda and Danny's tireless work ethic did not stop them from enjoying their success―and rare true love. They celebrated 65 years of marriage in May.

"They had so much fun together," Sandi said. Her dad loved to dance and taught his three grandchildren the words to all his favorite songs by Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin.

In 2018, tragedy struck when the couple lost their younger daughter Linda at 57 to cancer."

As Danny's health declined, their commitment to each other never wavered. "My mom sat by his bed every day for 13 hours a day for the last six weeks," Sandi said."

In addition to his wife, Yolanda M. (DiDuca) Cellucci, Dan leaves his daughter, Sandra Damirjian of Lincoln; his grandchildren, Dimitri Petrosian (Kristen), Alec Petrosian and Milan George (Samuel); his son-in-law, Sebuh Petrosian of Waltham; his brother, Joseph Cellucci of Scituate; his sister, Maria Emerson of Eugene, Oregon and his sister-in-law, Nancy DiDuca of Belmont.

Dan was the father of the late Linda Cole Petrosian and a brother of the late Col. Loreto Cellucci, Anthony Cellucci and Carmen Cellucci.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dan's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday morning, September 2nd from 9 to 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 or www.shrinerschildrens.org/locations/boston

For those wishing to view Dan's funeral service, please click on the following link on Thursday, September 2nd at 10:30 a.m.: https://my.gather.app/remember/daniel-cellucci