A funeral Mass for 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan is scheduled for Thursday at St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham.
Daniel Kerrigan died Sunday after what authorities say was a violent struggle with his son, Mark Kerrigan. Family members said he died of an unrelated heart attack. Forty-five-year-old Mark Kerrigan has pleaded not guilty to assault, and authorities are awaiting tests on the cause of his father's death.
Family members remembered Daniel Kerrigan as a dedicated father and grandfather with a great sense of humor.
Nancy Kerrigan said in statement that her dad was "my support ... behind me always," and brought her to the rink at 5 every morning to train.