Daniel Dorn Muller, Sr., 76, of Bedford, passed away after a brief period of declining health on February 13, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Dan was born in Winchester, MA on October 23, 1944 to G. Robert Muller and Lucy Wheeler Muller. He grew up in Deerfield with one brother, Robert Muller, who was his best friend and partner in crime for every Thanksgiving clean-up. After attending New Hampton School, Dan attended the University of New Hampshire where he met the love of his life and wife of over 54 years, Ellen Titus Muller, his "Babes." After graduating from UNH, Dan attended law school at Boston University and served in the United States Army Reserve.
Dan started practicing law in Plymouth with Batchelder & Murphy and later his own firm. After a stint in Boston, he returned to Manchester where he became a partner with Porter, Hollman & Muller, Kfoury & Elliot, and finally Nixon Peabody. Over the course of his career, focusing upon real estate and financial transactions, he was known for his strong work ethic, often getting home minutes before a holiday party and was dedicated to his clients throughout his career. Dan was a proud member of the New Hampshire Bar Association for over 50 years.
Dan enjoyed giving back to his community. He served as a referee in the Town soccer league. He also served on an early board of Families in Transition. He later served as a board member for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and remained on that board even after his retirement. His generosity was not limited to volunteerism as he was always willing to give advice or other help to family, friends and acquaintances. His generosity touched so many lives.
Dan had many diverse interests outside of work. He enjoyed woodworking and restoring antique furniture, teaching his sons many lessons along the way. He loved history, not only reading about it, but visiting historical sites in his travels with Ellen and his family. Dan also loved sports, especially football, where he was first a fan of the New York Giants and later the Boston/New England Patriots. After he retired from the law, Dan also took up an interest in cooking and became Ellen's sous chef and recipe finder.
Three sons, Daniel D. Muller Jr., Christopher D. Muller and Gregory T. Muller proudly called Dan "Dad," with two following his footsteps as lawyers and the third becoming an engineer. No matter how busy he was, Dan never missed a game or recital for his sons. All three brothers learned countless life lessons and practical skills, including building stonewalls and installing hardwood floors, from Dan.
Dan is survived by his wife, Ellen (Titus), his son, Daniel D. Muller, Jr. and his wife, Paula, his son, Christopher D. Muller and his wife, Joy, and his son, Gregory T. Muller and his wife, Andrea. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Hannah, Caitlyn, Jackson, and Madison, who all miss their "Gramby" dearly. Dan was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert, with whom he is undoubtedly sharing a laugh again. He also leaves behind so many caring friends.
SERVICES: The family plans a small private graveside service and then a celebration of Dan's life for family and friends to be scheduled for the spring/early summer. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for donations to the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, 7 Wall Street, Concord, NH 03301, www.communityloanfund.org.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.