Daniel E. Lake, 42
Daniel E. Lake, 42, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on June 15, 2021, at home.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of Kathryn E. Lake and Larry J. Lake. Dan was a 1997 graduate of Wareham High School and was an instrumental teammate of the undefeated 1995 Super Bowl-winning Wareham Viking football team. The nucleus of this team had played together for several years beginning in Pop Warner for the Wareham Tigers which also captured a championship in 1990. Dan was incredibly proud to be a part of this history and the friendships that formed with his teammates through these football squads and his years playing baseball for East Wareham Little League, Wareham Cougars Babe Ruth, and Wareham Viking baseball teams. He was listed as number 13 in the 2016 article "Buddy's Best: The 20 Greatest Wareham Baseball Players of the Past 50 Years."
Dan was employed as a sheet-rocker for many years. He enjoyed fishing with friends and taking walks with his beloved dog Bella along the local beaches of Wareham. He endured the ups and downs of being a Boston sports fan and would also be seen rooting for the New York Giants, a football team he had loved since childhood, as they were known for their tough, no-nonsense defense. Much like those defenses, Dan was fearless in many ways, and also had a heart of gold and an endearing spirit and sense of humor.
Survivors include his mother, Kathryn E. Lake of Wareham; his father, Larry J. Lake of California; his brothers, Carl A. Lake of Weymouth and Larry J Lake, Jr. of Wareham; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
A celebration of his life will be held privately at a later date.
Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com