Daniel M. Chapman
Daniel M. Chapman

July 9, 1951 - October 9, 2017
Born in Norwich, Connecticut
Resided in Denver, CO
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Daniel M. Chapman, beloved friend, and husband to Fran passed away peacefully on October 9th after a courageous five year battle with ALS. Born in Norwich, CT, Dan was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy. He obtained his undergraduate degree in history/political science from Boston University, then migrated to Boulder in 1974 to pursue his master's degree at the University of Colorado. His desire to put this knowledge into practice and public service led him to a career with the Colorado Legislative Council in 1978.

His work there inspired a change of course, and he completed his master's degree in public administration at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver in 1991. He continued to proudly serve the legislative council until his retirement in 2008. He carried on his legacy of public service in volunteer work for AARP and his neighborhood association.

When he received his diagnosis of ALS in 2012, he lobbied for the ALS Association locally and in Washington, DC, and helped raise money for research. As recently as a week before his death, he participated in the annual ALS Walk, raising well over $5,000 for the cause.

In addition to a large group of wonderful, caring friends, Dan leaves behind his wife, Fran and his large and loving family- mother Lorraine Chapman, sisters Diana, Denise, and
Dawn, brother Douglas, and all their spouses and extended families. He is predeceased by his father, Raymond N. Chapman.

Dan and Fran would also like to acknowledge the ALS Association for its unending support and assistance, the Denver Hospice for its compassion and care, and especially, his amazing team of caregivers and companions - Kathy, Holly, Ilia, Tammy, Aubrey, Vanessa, Cherry, Teresa, Elena, and Jen. You were all his angels, and we are so very grateful to have welcomed you into our hearts and home.

Donations in Dan's memory may be made to the ALS Association of the Rocky Mountains and Denver Hospice.

Memorial Service, Sunday, 10/29, 1 PM, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO.

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Memorial Service
Horan & McConaty - Colorado
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO US 80246
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 PM
Reception
Horan & McConaty - Colorado
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO US 80246
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Charities

Denver Hospice
501 South Cherry Street, #700
Denver, CO US 80246
ALS Association - Rocky Mountain Chapter
10855 Dover Street Suite 500
Westminster, CO 80021