Dan G. Naimoli was a proud, lifelong resident of Meriden, CT. Born in Meriden on April 8, 1982, Dan devoted much of his life in service to residents of his city, state, and country.
Dan attended St. Laurent School and Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. At Wilcox, Dan studied Auto Mechanics, earning ASE certifications and winning numerous state and regional awards in his field. As a student, Dan began his service to his local community as Boy Scout in Troop 17, and in 2000, earned the Scouts’ highest honor, Eagle Scout.
After graduating from Wilcox Technical High School with Honors, Dan began a successful career as an auto mechanic and auto body technician at Bob’s Garage in Meriden.
In 2000, Dan enlisted in the Connecticut Army National Guard and served in the 143rd ASG Unit where he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, Dan was proud to serve his state and country as a soldier.
In 2002, Dan joined the South Meriden Volunteer Fire Department proudly serving his home community of South Meriden. During this time, Dan earned his Fire I, Fire II, and EMT certifications. He was an active member for six years.
In 2008, Dan achieved one his proudest accomplishments when he became an officer in the Meriden Police Department. Here, wearing badge 439, Dan proudly followed in his grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps, serving his life-long home of Meriden.
More than anything, Dan was a proud father. His sons, Nicholas and Robert are now his living legacies. His positive example continues to teach them the values of selflessness, diligence, and love for family, friends, and community.
His life was cut far too short on July 20, 2010 when he died suddenly and unexpectedly of an epileptic seizure in his home.
Dan lives on in the hearts and memories of all those he touched.