Tributes paid to Harlow legend Danny Mac, our very own “diamond geezer”

Business / Wed 18th Aug 2021 at 09:04am

TRIBUTES have been pouring in after the death of a much loved Harlow resident.

Danny McCarthy has passed away at the age of 79.

Many will remember his shop, Dannys in The Stow, as well as his market stalls but above everything else, many will remember his warm personality.

Danny was born on October 4th, 1941 in West Ham.

He worked for a time as a Docker before moving to Harlow.

Danny leaves four children (Tracey, Claire, Shelley ad Danielle) as well as three great-grandchildren.

But he also leaves a huge well of goodwill and respect for a wonderful man.

Danny’s daughter Tracey told YH “He started up his markets in the seventies and went on to have the shop in The Stow as well.

“Latterly, many will remember his stall outside New Look in the town centre.

“He was a very kind man and very fair, unless of course you crossed him.

“Sometimes a person would go into buy something and they would be a few pounds short. He would just say “pay me the rest when you can. They always did because he built up so much respect.

“Just because he had four girls, didn’t mean we ran rings round him. I used to work with him on the markets and I think he sacked me every week! There used to be “Bring Tracey Back” campaigns and I would be back in a few days.

Danny’s funeral is at 3.15pm on Friday August 27th at Parndon Crematorium.

Tracey concluded” He was Harlow’s very own Del Boy. A diamond geezer with a heart of gold”

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12 Comments for Tributes paid to Harlow legend Danny Mac, our very own “diamond geezer”:

Joan Markham
2021-08-18 15:01:25

We have known Danny for a number of years, he was the kind of man you could not help but like. He had a great sense of Humour, was a great family man, and a kind and lovely man, who will be truly missed by a lot of people. Rest In Peace Danny. Xx

2021-08-18 16:49:32

Danny you were one of the best. Mick, myself and our 3 daughters thought the world of you. When my mick passed away it was like the team had been broken. Now you and Mick can do your dealing up in that heavenly place. You was one joyful hard working man. My love goes out to your daughters and and their families RIP Danny love Sue Radley & Family ❤️❤️❤️

Dave Arnold
2021-08-18 18:20:12

Danny was our old neighbour in Wedgewood Drive. He was such a wonderful man & family - all had for a chat and a laugh & was always great with our children as they grew up. Rest in peace

2021-08-18 23:47:46

I had the pleasure of meeting Danny at his stall outside new look and what a character he was such a lovely man may he rest in eternal peace condolences to his family and friends x

Matt Durham
2021-08-19 02:29:34

RIP Danny I had the pleasure of knowing you nearly all my life from living opposite you for years until now. A true old school gent.

2021-08-19 06:41:00

RIP Danny ..known danny for a long while..great character and true gent..he always stopped for a chat most Mondays at Epping when he comes by ..lovely man

Jennifer Steadman
2021-08-19 08:34:55

I remember Danny very well from his market stalls & spent a fair bit on them too!! I knew his daughters Tracey & Claire & once he took us all for a ride in his Rolls Royce as a treat. Such an amazing man. My thoughts are with Dannys beautiful family. XX

Mark Leppard MBE
2021-08-19 09:34:16

Danny was always kind and had a wonderful sense of humour. Always had time for people and will be greatly missed. Thoughts to Danny’s family.

Emine Dagli
2021-08-19 16:46:03

Danny use to come to the cafe everyday with his funny dog Dolly! Really lovely and kind man who we all loved to serve! Sending love to his family. RIP Danny xxx

Laura Newham
2021-08-19 17:10:18

Rest in Peace Danny, a lovely kind sweet man. Sending all my love to the family x

2021-08-20 23:24:19

Love you Danny big part of my childhood memories fab holidays… & best friend to my wonderful Dad - a legend to say the least xxx

Danny Mahoney
2021-08-22 11:03:56

God bless Danny, a true gentleman. Condolences to the family.

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