Daniel E. Kilcullen, Jr.

  • Born: November 28, 1948
  • Died: February 11, 2014
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home

1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Tel. (703) 998-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daniel E. Kilcullen, Jr., passed away suddenly in a car accident due to heart failure on February 11, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. He was a loving husband to Maureen Sheehan Paparella Kilcullen of Alexandria, VA; father to Colleen Sheehan Paparella Ganjian (Ali) of Alexandria, VA, Ryan Kilcullen (Shannon) of CA, and Erin Kilcullen of CO; beloved son to Merle Kilcullen of MO, and brother to Kevin Kilcullen of MO. He leaves behind his beloved granddaughter, Caroline Sheehan Ganjian of Alexandria, VA, as well as Carson Kilcullen of CA; many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, 2 great nieces in Ireland, brothers and sisters-in-law, and many friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Sheehan Paparella; father, Daniel E. Kilcullen Sr.; and sister, Colleen Kilcullen.

Dan was a graduate of the Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Seminary in Missouri and studied with the Passionist priests for one semester in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He was the director of a children's home and the executive director of a center for developmentally disabled adults before embarking on a 22-year career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After retiring in 2005 from the New York Field Office, Dan accepted a contract position in Washington, DC at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for five years, and during the past two years, at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Dan's life on Friday, February 21, 2014, with a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N. Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Street parking will be available.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Dan can be made to Holy Ghost Preparatory School at http://www.holyghostprep.org/memorial or at Holy Ghost Prep, Attention: Peter Manetas, 2429 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020. Please indicate "Kevin Paparella Scholarship Fund" when making the gift. Dan helped create this fund and looked forward to building it. For further assistance or information, contact Peter Manetas, Executive Director for Advancement, at 215-639-2102, ext. 203.

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Kilcullen Family,
I worked with Dan at the FBI New York Office from 1988 until Dan retired. Dan was my law enforcement partner. Dan was a true friend, a perfect gentleman, a great agent and had a fabulous sense of humor. He will be always be remembered.

Posted by Stacy Diamond - Denver, CO - Friend and coworker   April 10, 2014

I am truly saddened to hear of Dan's passing. We worked together in the FBI New York Office. He did some very important work and I was fortunate enough to work with him and become friends.

He was a very talented FBI Agent, a nice man and a good friend. He will be missed.

Posted by Catherine Pena - New York, NY - Co-worker and friend   April 10, 2014

I just learned of Dan's passing. I met Dan when I became a new FBI agent in New York. Dan served as one of my training agents and I was lucky to have him as both friend and mentor. I learned much from Dan about work, life and friendship. I am so saddened by his death. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye.

Posted by Lucia Ziobro - co-worker   April 09, 2014

I was saddened to learn of Dan's passing on the morning of 12 Feb 2014. I had spoken to Dan as he departed the office on the 11th and he was his same old self, happy smiling and always so pleasant. As Dan always was, he was a true gentleman and professional. I knew Dan when he came to work for NCIS while I was working there as a Special Agent in the Counter Terrorism Directorate. He always impressed me and I always remembered how he talked so lovingly about his Maureen. I know it is a great loss for you Maureen and for so many others as Dan had warmed the hearts of many. May God watch over you and I will pray for you and your family during these trying times. God Bless. RIP Dan. Jack Moreschi.

Posted by Jack Moreschi - Manassas, VA - Co Worker   February 26, 2014

Dan was our first American friend and, though my husband passed away three years ago, for me Dan will always be a brother. There is a room in my house that is called Dan's room. It will always be Dan's and Maureen's room.
Even if I move to another place, I will always have a guest room that will be called Dan's room.

Helen(Yelena ) Tretyakov

Posted by Yelena/Helen Tretyakov - Osprey, FL - My late husband's best friend   February 23, 2014

I am deeply saddened to hear about Dan. I fondly remember the many laughs and long talks during your time in the New York Office. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Rosemary Ferchland - New York, NY - Former Co-worker   February 21, 2014

We're absolutely shocked at Dan's passing. We became family as we carpooled together into New York for years. Dan always remained a steadying influence on our diverse group of type A personalities. His response to any conflict that might arise was always very measured and calm. He was an excellent Agent and was acknowledged as such by the Bureau. I am saddened by this news and send my condolences to Ryan, Erin, and Maureen. May the Lord give you comfort!

Posted by Lee & Dot Moody, John Moody, Ben Moody - Newnan, GA - Friend   February 21, 2014


I just want to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. You have endured so much, and you continue to do it with dignity and grace. You are all in my prayers!

Posted by Sarah - boonton, NJ - Friend of Colleen   February 20, 2014

Dear Maureen,

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything that we can do for you or your family.


Bob and Gale Hill

Posted by Bob and Gale Hill - Neighbors   February 20, 2014

We are sending our love and praying for you all every day. We are sorry that conflicts are preventing us from being there Friday, but please know we are there in spirit. We love you all very much, and we are here for you. You are not alone. -Allie and Blake

Posted by Allie and Blake Fackler - West Hartford, CT - Second Cousin   February 20, 2014

Dear Maureen, I am so sorry to hear about this sudden loss. What an amazing man your husband was, and what a strong woman you are. My thoughts are with you and my love goes out to you.

Posted by Melissa Colin - Kent, WA - Friend of Maureen   February 20, 2014

I am thinking of you and your family at this really difficult time...I am so sorry about Dan I know that God is with you and will help you get through this trying time.

Posted by Janet McEnerney - Vero Beach, FL - Friend   February 20, 2014

Maureen and Family,

So sorry for the loss of such a special man. May your beautiful memories sustain you. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Julie Smith    February 20, 2014

Maureen, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God Bless you and keep you strong during this trying of times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Colleen.

Posted by Julie Fusselman Zelich    February 20, 2014

Maureen, all my thoughts are with you and your family. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

Posted by Jenny Zhou - Co-Worker   February 19, 2014

Maureen and Colleen, I am so sorry to be hearing of this tragic loss. My heart breaks for you. I send well wishes and love your way. May your strength carry you and may peace find you.

Posted by Nesha, colleague and fellow Jlw member    February 19, 2014

Rest in peace, Dan. Please know how many loved you.

Posted by William and Karen Reynolds - Howell, NJ - Friend   February 18, 2014

Dear Colleen and Mrs. Kilcullen,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Kilcullen one time and he was a kind man who seemed to radiate love for his family. You and your family are in very much in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Christie Keuchel

Posted by Christie Keuchel - Arlington, VA - Co-worker   February 17, 2014

Dear Colleen and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers. May God's light, love and peace surround you.


Posted by Anne Miller - co-worker   February 16, 2014

Dearest Maureen, It has been unthinkable to comprehend the loss of Dan. Our heart aches for you and our family. So much loss. Norm and I are so thankful we were able to visit with you both this past Spring. Our prayers are with you during this time. Be strong and trust in God. My parents, Charles and Mary (Kilcullen) Burns, wish to pass on to you their deepest sympathies also.
Love, Norm & Nora Frey

Posted by Norm & Nora Frey - Florissant, MO - cousin   February 16, 2014

Maureen and family,

I worked with Dan at NCIS and found him to be a classy and reliable presence. He was a true gentleman and decent modest person who I had great respect for. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Bob Milie - Huntingtown, MD - former co-worker   February 15, 2014

Dear Maureen and Colleen,
I am extremely sorry for your loss. I know what an incredible person he was and how much his love meant to all of you.
May God give you strength to get through this very tough and sad time.

My sincere sympathy to Dan's family as well.

Joe orrigo

Posted by Joseph Orrigo - Alexandria, VA - Co-worker   February 15, 2014

Dear Maureen and Colleen, I am extremely sorry for your loss. Even though I only met Dan once, I know what an incredible person he was and how much his love meant to all of you. May God give you strength to get through this very tough and sad time. My sincere sympathy to Dan's family as well. Love you, Thais

Posted by Thais Rodriguez - Miami, FL - Friend   February 15, 2014

Maureen and Family,

I cannot find the words to console you in this time of sorrow. My heart breaks for you and your family. You have had to endure so much and now this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may He watch over you and keep you safe.

Posted by Paula Rappaport - Pembroke Pines, FL - Friend   February 14, 2014

Dear, dear Maureen,

Please know that your Booz Allen family joins the circle of love and support that surrounds you at this tender time and beyond.

Our sincere condolences.

Posted by Cheryl Samuels Campbell - Rockville, MD   February 14, 2014

Maureen, We are so sorry for your loss. That really, really sucks. It seems God has again confused you with Job. I didn't know Dan very well but I know that he stood strong and steady by your side through a perfect storm.

Cindy and I send our deepest sympathies and all our love to you and your family. Please know that we will always be here to support you.

Love, Joe & Cindy Pfender

Posted by Joe Pfender - Yardley, PA - Friend   February 14, 2014

Dear Maureen, Colleen and family,

The hearts, thoughts and prayers of all of us here at Oakcrest School are with you at this time.

With affection,

Mary Ortiz and the students, faculty and staff of Oakcrest School

Posted by Oakcrest School - McLean, VA - Friend   February 14, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never had the honor of meeting your father, knowing you gives me an idea of what he must have been like. We will offer Mass for him at Oakcrest this week.

Posted by Holly Salls - McLean, VA - colleague of Collen   February 14, 2014

Dear Colleen and Mrs. Kilcullen,
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I am praying for all of you. May God strengthen and comfort you. Sincerely, Monica Pompei

Posted by Monica Pompei - Alexandria, OH - colleague of Colleen   February 14, 2014

Dear Maureen and Colleen,

We are very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kevin and Sima    February 14, 2014

Maureen, we're so sorry for your loss. Dan was a good person and will be missed by all.

Posted by Rich Morrison - Alexandria, VA - Friend   February 14, 2014

Maureen, There are no words that can console you. Only know that my prayers are with you and your family. May Dan rest in peace and may you find the strength and peace to endure this horrible loss.

Posted by Vera Clark - Orlando, FL - Friend   February 14, 2014

I have the pleasure of working with Maureen. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by Nick Brock - Perryville, MD - Friend & coworker   February 13, 2014


So sorry about Dan. I truly enjoyed knowing and working with him during our time at NCIS. He was a true gentleman, consummate professional and an outstanding person. He will be missed but know that he is now at rest with Jesus.
Grace and Peace.

Posted by Andy Sperber - Summerfield, FL - Co-worker, Friend   February 13, 2014


I am so sorry for your loss. Please be assured of my prayers for you, Dan, and your family during this time. If there is anything that we at Booz Allen can do to help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to support you.

My deepest condolences,

Posted by Peter Skipper - Washington, DC - Works with Maureen   February 13, 2014


Dear Maureen and family,

We were so very sorry to learn of Dan's passing. We cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through! Please know that we are keeping all of you in our prayers. May God's love, and the support of family and friends help lift you up during this difficult time.

Posted by Pam and Sam Diaz - Raleigh, NC   February 13, 2014

I was assigned to the Combating Terrorism Directorate at NCISHQ while Dan was there as a contractor. We had some interesting chats - I was surprised he had actually attended seminary at one point in his life but went no farther in his clerical intentions. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Michael W. Stevenson - St Simons Island, GA - former co-worker   February 13, 2014

Maureen and family,

We are so shocked and saddened about Dan. Our prayers for you and your family may be of some comfort. We fondly remember how happy you and Dan were with your beautiful granddaughter Caroline at the Christmas party. We will miss Dan's warm smile and great personality.

Pat & Arlene McKenna

Posted by Patrick & Arlene McKenna - Alexandria7ax7y, VA - friend and neighbor   February 13, 2014

I have a million memories of family times. I am so sorry for our loss

Posted by kathy kupferer - ballwin, MO - cousin   February 13, 2014

So very sorry about your loss.

Posted by Jack and Fran Levin - Bentonville, AR - Cousin   February 13, 2014

Dear Ms. Kilcullen, I wanted to share my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I was at the scene of the accident yesterday with you, I am the Manager of TD Bank on Van Dorn Street. Ma'am words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.....I don't have any words of comfort other than as we prayed together....God answered in a different way......we might not understand the "Why" ....but this I know to be true ....God's Holy Spirit will lead and guide you through this tough time.
I am certainly praying for you and your family. .......very respectfully

JoAnna Mason

Posted by JoAnna Mason - Alexandria, VA - Well wisher   February 13, 2014

My sincere condolences to you, Maureen, and your family. You have had far more losses than most in your family and my heart breaks for the pain you must be experiencing. I will keep you in my prayers.

Posted by Lori - Daphne, AL   February 12, 2014