Daniel Christopher DeMore, 22

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Daniel Christopher DeMore, 22, of Hopkinton, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011. Born in Concord, MA. on December 4, 1988, he was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth DeMore of Hopkinton.

Dan graduated from Hopkinton High School in 2007 and attended UMass Amherst to pursue a dual degree in pre-med and pre-law with an interest in psychology. He worked at MIT for a few years. At an early age, he loved to draw and was fascinated by dinosaurs. He saved wounded birds from the street and a baby turtle from a soccer field. He loved spending time at Sebago Lake in Maine, The Cape with friends and the St. Lawrence River in New York with the Sweetapple family.

Besides his parents, Dan is survived by his four younger siblings, Andrea, Tony, Nicole and Rachel; his great-grandmother, Florence DeMore of Belmont, MA; his grandparents, Andy and Grace DeMore of Stow, MA, Gene and Helen Rhoades of Grafton, MA; his aunts and uncles, Chris and Kristin Joseph of Upton, MA, Bill and Gretchen DeMore of Framingham, MA, Jerry and Stefanie Marsh of Dover, NH, Bill and Laura Rhoades of New Hartford, NY.
He also leaves behind nine cousins, Michael, Grace and Matthew Joseph, Mia and Lauren DeMore, Alexis and Zachary Marsh, Emily and Calvin Rhoades; his girlfriend and true love, Halley Sweetapple, and many, many friends who loved him. Dan was the great-grandson of the late Frank DeMore of Belmont, Anthony and Josephine Serra of Belmont, MA, Luther and Mary Rhoades of Tipp City, OH, and Everett and Faith Shively of Bradford, OH.

Family and friends are invited to St. John’s Church in Hopkinton on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. for visitation. Dan’s funeral service will be held at St. John’s Church on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopkinton Middle School Gift Account to be used for student leadership development, payable to Hopkinton Public Schools, Attn: Students Leadership Development, c/o Hopkinton Middle School, 88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home.