Daniel E. Yerkes

Daniel Edward Yerkes, 65, long-time resident of Holbrook, MA, more recently resided in Salem, NH and Hudson, FL died December 23, 2023 after a brief illness.

Dan was the fun-loving father of Kevin Yerkes of Clearwater, FL and “GrandDan” to his little buddies Kayden and Grace also of Clearwater. He was the son of Nancy J (Flynn) of Marshfield, MA and the late Harold L Yerkes. He was the brother of Michael Yerkes and his wife Karen of Middleton, MA; Stephen Yerkes and his late wife Ann of East Bridgewater, MA; and Robin O’Neil and her husband Gary of Marshfield, MA. As well as loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Dan told countless stories of his childhood through high school years, often saying “no one had a better childhood.” He graduated from Holbrook High School in 1976 where he learned gained an aptitude for electricity and played baseball and football. Dan graduated from Blue Hills Technical Institute in 1979 as salutatorian. He went on to work as a plumbing engineer for Stone and Webster and Jacobs Engineering. His most recent project was completing the engineering for the Wynn Hotel and Encore Casino.

Upon retiring in June, 2023, Dan completed a life-long desire to drive across country. He left from Massachusetts and drove Route 66 out to Santa Monica, CA, then returned home to Florida – with no real itinerary and many stops along the way. He stopped to talk and share stories and made new friends throughout his trip.

Although gone too soon, Dan enjoyed a full life with endless stories and adventures. He recently expressed “I did everything I wanted to do and had a great life.” He enjoyed snowmobiling, driving his ATV, fishing with his little buddy, and family ancestry. He was an avid Boston sports fan and more recently became a Tampa Bucs fan.

Visiting hours will be held at Hurley Funeral Home 127 S Franklin St, Holbrook, MA on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30 – 12:00. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @givenow.lls.org.


First Name: Gail
Last Name: Yerkes Mc Mahon
City: Morganville
State: NJ
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/05/2024

Sorry for your loss.

First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Holbrook
City: Port orange
State: FL
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 01/05/2024

Sending Love & hugs to Kevin, Sue & family, Alot of good memories growing up with Dan, Sue & the gang, may you rest in peace. Until we meet again> Lisa

First Name: Constance
Last Name: Benson
City: Marshfield
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 01/06/2024

I send my condolences to the family. May he rest in peace ❤️

First Name: Deborah
Last Name: Laflamme
City: Berlin
State: NH
Country: United States
Entry Date: 01/06/2024

Robin and Gary, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you both, and your family.

First Name: John
Last Name: Graziano
City: Plymouth
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/06/2024

To all the Yerksies:
So very sorry to hear of Danny's passing; I was grateful to see him and the brothers at Stephen's HHS induction in November.
Danny was a true Brookville boy and an American Legion ball player.
We did indeed have an idyllic childhood- It was Mayberry...

First Name: Steve
Last Name: Isaac
City: Scituate
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/07/2024

My thought and prayers go out to the Yerkes family. I will never forget Danny and our childhood and HS fond memories. He was the Best!
RIP Danny. Stick

First Name: Debi
Last Name: Richmond ( Isaac )
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: united States
Entry Date: 01/10/2024

Mike and family, I am sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We all had a great childhood and life growing up together at the Brookville Park and being a part or each others lives. We all have those great memories, rest in peace Danny.

First Name: Marcel
Last Name: Dumitrescu
City: Andover
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/11/2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a good coleague and friend. Many times I relied on his professional opinion and expertise. He will be missed.

First Name: Erin
Last Name: Yunits
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 01/13/2024

So very sorry for the loss of Dan. He was a wonderful, fun loving guy...no one he ever met didn't love him. .he will be missed by all.

First Name: Karen
Last Name: McDonald
City: Whitman
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 02/10/2024

Remember Dan as a sweet little guy at the Brookville playground. A true Brookville boy who sounds like he had a great life. Condolences to his family and friends.

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