UMass student passes away Friday

By Collegian News Staff

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An email from Dean of Students Jo-Anne Vanin Tuesday announced the death of University of Massachusetts psychology student Daniel DeMore Friday. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Vanin’s email describes DeMore as having recently returned to the University after taking some time off, and notes he was a member of Hillel House, a campus organization for Jewish students.

The Hopkinton, Mass., native and 2007 graduate of Hopkinton High School will have calling hours at St. John’s Church in Hopkinton this Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. His funeral will take place the next day at 10 a.m. at the same location. The family is requesting donations to an as yet unannounced charity in lieu of flowers.

Calls to UMass Hillel House, the DeMore family’s Wood Street home in Hopkinton and several family members listed in a Hopkinton News obituary were unreturned as of 6 p.m. Tuesday. The obituary describes DeMore as having worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an avid drawing enthusiast and a lover of animals, especially dinosaurs.

The Collegian will have more on Dan DeMore in the following week as it hears back from family members and friends.

-Collegian News Staff