Nancy Kerrigan and other members of her family held a wake for her father Dan in Stoneham, Massachusetts, on Wednesday.
"Dan Kerrigan was, first and foremost, a man whose family was the center of his world," says a statement released by the Kerrigans.
Mourners assembled in a line a block long outside the funeral home, according to People. The wake was held at 3:30 pm.
In the statement, Nancy called her father Dan "an extra parent" to her three kids and commented on his unfailing support. He "was there behind me always" she said.
Dan was well-known for being a rock of support for his family. He was a devoted husband to his legally blind wife Brenda, a youth coach for his sons' hockey teams and was once president of the Stoneham Figure Skating Club.
He was allegedly attacked by one of his sons Mark who has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery on an elderly person resulting in serious bodily injury. Mark was not allowed to attend his father's funeral according to local police because he had been sent to a psychiatric facility. He had been deemed a potential danger to himself.