pickAUBURN- On Saturday the sixth of August, Daniel Joseph Pickett passed away from a sudden illness.

Danny was a lifelong resident of Auburn, Massachusetts. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1985 and later graduated from Worcester State College. Danny was a three-sport athlete and is a member of Auburn High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Later in life he used his passion for sports to give back to the community and was a coach, mentor, and referee for many youth and adult sports leagues. Danny was a well-known high school math teacher at many area schools including Auburn, Leicester, Saint Peter-Marian, and most recently Saint Bernard’s.

One of Danny’s greatest joys in life was coaching and cheering on his son Nathan Pickett of Auburn. Danny is also survived by his father Robert Pickett of Auburn; brothers Robbie Pickett of California, Michael Pickett and wife Terri of Worcester, and Stephen Pickett; sisters Sharon McCormick of Northborough, Eileen Alexandrov of Worcester, Christine Sliney and husband Steve of Brewster, Kathleen Apicelli and husband Keith of East Lyme, CT; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his long-term friend Karen Fanuccio of Lunenburg.

Danny’s Irish-American family was a huge source of comfort and joy to his life and his corn-beef and cabbage dinners he made for his favorite holiday of Saint Patrick’s Day will be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Danny’s family on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 4-7 pm in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His funeral will be on Saturday, August 13, 2016 with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11 AM in Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Auburn Little League, P.O. Box 209, Auburn, MA 01501 in honor of the life of Danny Pickett.