Daniel Hassett – A Lifelong Lover of Cystic Fibrosis
Daniel Hassett is an esteemed scientist, musician and fundraiser. Through his performances at various karaoke lounges across New Jersey he has raised thousands of dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research.
Dan provides advice to financial institutions, government contractors and software vendors regarding the acquisition, protection and commercialization of technology assets. He drafts original equipment manufacturer agreements (OEM), value added reseller agreements and other distribution contracts pertaining to patent inventions.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Hassett is an esteemed American scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the beloved husband of Rita M. Hassett and father to Christine Parent, Daniel Hassett and Ann Marie Rousseau as well as grandpa to Timothy Rousseau, Caitlyn Hassett and Jennifer Parent – his three proud grandchildren.
Hassett was raised in Massachusetts and spent his summers surfing with his family at Humarock Beach. This passion for surfing inspired him to pursue a career in oceanography.
Hassett is an active participant in his local and national communities. He sits on several local and national nonprofit boards as well as being founder and President of the Hassett Foundation for Scientific Research in Jupiter, Florida – living there since 1984 with notable figures from business and politics among his ancestry.
Daniel R Hassett was an entrepreneur and scientist. An accomplished musician and singer, he would perform in karaoke lounges to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. A graduate of St Stephen’s High School and Holy Cross College as well as having served as guidance counselor at Sutton High School; he is survived by Rita Hassett (his beloved companion dog Daisy is still with them), Christine Parent from Medina Ohio (herself an accomplished pianist), Daniel Hassett from Sutton Massachusetts as well as Ann Marie Rousseau who hail from Worcester – as well as various grandchildren, great grandchilden and nieces/neps from across his three children Christine Parent from Medina Ohio; Daniel Hassett from Sutton Massachusetts as well as Ann Marie Rousseau from Worcester. He leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as nieces/neps in their wake.
His discoveries in medical research and development were profound. He pioneered research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Thanks to these innovations, hospitals now use antibiotics more responsibly – saving countless lives along the way.
Achievement and Honors
He was an active member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Worcester and enjoyed spending his free time playing cards with family and friends. Additionally, he enjoyed summer vacations to New England destinations as well as international cruising trips.
He published over 150 scientific papers, earning multiple honors and awards. As professor in UC’s department of Molecular Genetics Biochemistry and Microbiology.
He is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and has held various board of director positions with companies including XBioTech and Tauriga Sciences.
Dan Hassett had many interests. In his free time he enjoyed playing poker, cribbage, and pitch with friends; spending time with family; being part of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Worcester and volunteering/fundraising within his community were also passions of his.
He was also an accomplished musician and singer, playing piano for numerous local bands in Central New York. Additionally, he enjoyed traveling across the country on summer vacations to various destinations.
Daniel Hassett married Margaret Buckley and had three children together before his untimely death in Illinois at 68, to which his body was then interred at Salmon City Cemetery in Salmon, Idaho. Daniel Hassett is survived by his wife Margaret Buckley as well as six siblings and one grandchild.