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LAWRENCE, ANDOVER: Attorney Daniel Patrick Kiley, Jr., formerly of Lawrence and Andover, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Daniel P. Kiley, Jr. was born in Lawrence on March 8, 1924 and was joined six years later by his sister, Barbara. His parents were Daniel P. Kiley, Sr. and Margaret F. (Monahan) Kiley. Daniel P. Kiley, Sr. was a police officer and served as Lawrence Police Chief. Daniel P. Kiley, Jr. attended St. Augustine's Grammar School and Lawrence High School graduating in 1941. Kiley attended St. John's Prep School of Danvers, and then went on to the University of New Hampshire and Boston College Law School. In 1943, Kiley joined the United States Army and served with the 78th Infantry Division in the European Theater. Kiley passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam in 1949 and practiced law in Lawrence for over 50 years. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in 1959 under Attorney General Edward McCormack, a position which he held until 1963.

In 1965, Kiley ran for mayoral office against incumbent John J. Buckley. He was successful, and began his term of office in 1966. During this time he became a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts League of Cities & Towns, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. As mayor, he established the first planning department, increased the number of public housing units, was involved in building a new school and fire station and worked to stabilize the tax rate. Mayor Kiley decided not to run for a fourth term and ended his career as mayor at the end of 1971. He then returned to his law practice in Lawrence, and eventually moved to Andover, opening an office there with his son, Attorney Thomas M. Kiley. He continued his private practice and obtained his last jury verdict just shy of his 80th birthday.

In 1943, he was married to Marcia Peterson of Peabody and had six children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Julie Maloney; his son, Daniel Patrick III, and his daughter, Hannah. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Marcia E. (Peterson) Kiley, and his children, Thomas and his wife, Linda; daughter-in-law, Barbara Connelly-Kiley, Ellen Morrow and her husband, Keith, Marcia LeMay and her husband, Donald, Mark and his wife, Monica, and Robert. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Colleen, Erin, Mark, April, Torrey, Jessica, Tom, Hilary, Bill, Lauren, Lindsey, and Dan, as well as 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed to attend. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment was in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. Donations in Daniel's memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, 136 Water St., Lawrence, MA 01841. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  September 25, 2014
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