Daniel R. "Danny" Larocque Print E-mail

Daniel R. “Danny” Larocque

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother

Daniel R. “Danny” Larocque, 59, Retired Deputy Police Superintendent of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Katie (Collins) Larocque, of Lowell, MA, who survives him.
Born in Lowell, MA, July 10, 1964, the son of the late John J. Sr. and the late Judith A. (Donnelly) Larocque, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Danny received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement from Western New England College in 1998, and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College in 1999.
Deputy Larocque began his career with the Lowell Police Department in 1994 after having served as a Tyngsborough Police Officer for five years. Deputy Larocque received a number of commendations and citations throughout his career and was a highly respected mentor to numerous officers and supervisors. He was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police on March 17, 2019, and retired in 2021. Following his retirement from the Lowell Police Department he became the Assistant Director of Public Safety and Captain for the Endicott College Department of Public Safety and Police.
Danny also earned a certificate in Public Safety Leadership and Management from Suffolk University in 2009 and completed the Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Middlesex Community College in 2016. He completed several professional development trainings, including the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Deputy Superintendent Larocque received the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy Award in 2015.
Deputy Larocque was a former member of the Board of Directors, of the Boys and Girls Club of Lowell, the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School and was the former President of the Friends of Lowell High School. He was also a longtime Chief "Griller" for the Lowell High School Football and Crew teams.
Besides his wife Katie, Danny is survived by four children: Dan P. Larocque, Lowell Police Officer Chrissy A. Larocque and her boyfriend Patrick Doherty, Jackie R. Larocque, and James T. Larocque; his beloved grandson Danny M.A. Larocque; a sister Beth Larocque; two brothers John J. Larocque Jr. and his wife Kathleen, and David W. Larocque all of Lowell, MA; two brothers-in-law, Gerry Collins and his wife Amy of Boca Raton, Florida, John Collins and his wife Valerie of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was also the brother of the late Kevin Larocque.
Friends may call at the  O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET STREET, LOWELL on Monday July 17, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday morning July 18, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 A.M. (Please meet at Church) Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Brookline, MA, 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell Jr. (978)-458-8768.

Condolences (7)
  • David and Julie Flores
    Our sympathy and condolences to the family during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
  • Clint Larrabee  - Retired Law Enforcement
    My condolences to the Larocque Family. For the short time I knew him Dan was such a great guy and family man.
  • Maureen "MOE" Geisinger  - There are no words
    There are no words to make this right. I know you are a loving family and stick together through this nightmare. My prayer for all of you is to be gentle on yourselves. Love Moe Geisinger
  • Mary Recko
    Katie and the Larocque family. So sorry for your loss. Keeping all the good memories of Dan will get you and the family through this very difficult time. Hang in there and take care. Mary
  • Coach Rick Batt-  - Awesome Swim + Crew Parents
    Deputy Dan and wife were regulars at Lowell Varsity Swim and Crew meets. Always assisting and cheering on all teammates. A great loss to the Lowell community. Deepest sympathy to the Larocque family, RIP Daniel, you will be missed but not forgotten.
  • Jim Corcoran
    Beth, From Ginny and I our deepest condolences to you, Dan's Family and the whole Larocque Family. We are sorry we will be out of town but know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this trying time
  • Ruth DeMasse-MaGina  - Sympathy
    Dear Mrs. Daniel Laroque and family, I am so sorry for your loss, he was an awesome person with a heart of gold and I pray you all such fond memories that will help you all during your grief. May God bless you all. Fondly remembering Danny, his childhood friend Ruth.
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