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October 18, 2011
My son Phillip was a friend of your son Daniel. My son told me about the barn in Lincoln where he would hang out with Daniel. It sounded so magical and youthful and I am
so thankful that he had the chance to know your son. I purchased several of Daniel's musical CDs and passed them out to friends and family members and they were all so touched by his gift of music words as was I. I have been listening to my CD and it has brought such joy. He was truly a visionary and beyond his years.

I have been reading some of the articles written about him after he passed. The one that seems to resonate with me is that they claim he was destined for greatness and yes I believe that to be true but he was already great. To me your son lived a very full and beautiful life. A life truly blessed and full of loving everyone around him with his music poetry wit and loyalty. In short to me your son was a Saint and one of my heroes. I was just sad that I never got to meet him as they say these days "face to face" But through my son I was blessed to know him. I hope my words bring you solace and please know that he is always with you and that his legacy of love will always burn brightly for others to follow when they are in need. As been witnessed by myself over these past few months.

All my blessings
February 28, 2010
Daniel i only met you once but you are a very inspiring young man...you are always in my thoughts and prayers R.I.P. love you always<3 i know you are always right there with me!
September 19, 2009
my dearest friend you are gone but never forgoten or far from my heart love and miss you your friend donna
September 18, 2009
Ongoing prayers for Dan -- as well as for the entire O'Neil family -- from Lincoln, RI.
July 28, 2008
my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family i know that daniel is in heaven may he rest in peace blessings to all of you's jonathan
April 16, 2008
I went to school at Lafayette with Dan, separated by a few years. One of my dearest friends wrote a letter today to commemorate your son's touch for reaching out, for communicating, for harnessing whatever zest there is to life and never growing tired of sharing it, making it bloom. I've read this collection of thoughts and prayers and cried many times. I remember him fondly; good souls always stick.
August 27, 2007
Dear O'Neil Family,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless him and his family.
August 11, 2007
my prayers were with everybody. when i saw this the day of my brithday and i wish it never happened. so every time my brithday comes up. ill all ways remember what happened on that day!!
July 11, 2007
My deepest condolences go out to you over your loss. I would like to share with you some scriptures that gives me hope about loved ones who have died. I encourage you to look up Psalm 22:24, Revelation 21:3,4, John 5:28,29, 1Peter 5:7. I hope you will find comfort in these scriptures as I have.
May 29, 2007
To Dan O'Neil's mom and dad,
As an aging singer/songwriter wannnabe, I was so touched by your son's music that I am still brought to to tears when I hear it. He was wonderful, talented, and true. As someone who has suffered personal loss in my own life, may I extend my condolences to you and your daughter, and thank you for parenting such an honest soul.
forever in grieving someone,
Richard Summers
May 25, 2007
You will never be forgotten!
May 22, 2007
God bless You
May 19, 2007
I was a baby-sitter for your son & daughter back when they were in elementary school. The very strange irony for me is always how we are drawn back to things and often do not get the answer as to why...My husband & I were house-hunting this winter and yours was a home we viewed. I walked in and said to my husband "Oh my God! I used to babysit these children!" While admiring the fireplace I had never noticed as a teen, I couldn't help but stare at two beautiful young adults in portraits. I remarked " I watched TV with these kids, read them stories and tucked them in...they look so solid and intelligent, so good-looking too." My spouse of course could not relate but it gave me such a positive sense of nostalgia to be in that home. Walking through the rooms I remembered two happy kids, comfortable in their own skin - just like their parents. We passed on making an offer, much to my dismay. A few weeks later the tradgedy unfolded. I heard the name and town on the radio. I said "2002" graduate of LHS, he was too young for me to know him. Then a few days later I began to make the connections. On my way to our new home, in Lincoln, I drove buy the services at St. Judes. I saw TV cameras and photographers outside. I saw a picture with a name during the CMT awards on channel 12. Sometimes you never get to know that you've touched a life. Daniel is touching mine. I keep reflecting on why. So far, I have come up with this. I have two beautiful children of my own. I stress over the little things sometimes. I need to slow down and take time for the little smiles and bedtime stories and tucking in. Life is always too short. Sometimes it's even shorter and we don't get to decide that. I will spend my time and that of my children wisely and gently whenever I can. My heart goes out to his sister, Mom, & Dad. From a teenage baby-sitter's rememberance - you are a wonderful family so undeserving of this horror and grief. I pray for Daniel and you all. With lots of love, Amanda from Beauregard Ave.
May 17, 2007
My prayers are with you at this time. I listen to the music on his website almost everyday, what talent!! My favorite song is Cannonball.

God Bless
May 16, 2007
I guess I still offer.. I am so sorry!
May 08, 2007
Our prayers to the family and friends of Daniel O'neil. His talents were so amazing and we have shared many of his songs with friends. He was truly a talented guitar player. We love to listen to Baby it's cold outside. Going to his website has made us feel close to Daniel like he was a friend. I think about him and his talents all the time. I know that I'm speaking for many when I say that this tragedy has brought tears to our eyes. He will be forever in our thoughts.
May 05, 2007
My deepest condolences to the family & friends of Daniel Patrick O'Neil for the loss of your loved one. May you all find the strength to move on from this terrible tragedy and always keep Daniel's memory close to your hearts.
May 04, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
The Chartier Family
May 01, 2007
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the sparkle in the snow.
I am the shredded leaves that blow.
I am the sunlight on growing grain.
I am the gentle summer rain.
I am the quiet bird at night.
Circling about; Taking flight.
So do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
April 30, 2007
RISE UP SLOWLY, ANGEL

Rise up, slowly, Angel.
I cannot let you go.
Just drift softly midst the faces,
In sorrow now bent low.

Ease the searing anger,
Born in harsh unyielding truth
That Death could steal my loved one
From the glowing blush of youth.

Rise up slowly, Angel.
Do not leave me here alone,
Where the warmth of mortal essence
Lies replaced by cold, hard stone.

Speak to me in breezes
Whispered through the drying leaves,
And caress my brow with raindrops
Filtered by the sheltering trees.

Rise up slowly, Angel,
For I cannot hear the song
Which calls you through the shadows
Into the light beyond.

Wrap me in your downy cape
Of sunshine, warm with love,
And kiss a tear-stained mother's face
With moonlight from above.

Then wait for me at sunset,
Beside the lily pond,
And guide me safely homeward
To your world,which lies beyond.

Just spread your wings and take me
In reunion’s sweet embrace,
And we shall soar, together,
To a different time and place.
April 30, 2007
To The O'Neil Family:
I am writing this brief note to your family because I so deeply feel that when we are faced with the sudden loss of someone so very dear to us that it is one of the hardest things in our lives we will have to face. Yet, I would like to share with you something that touched my heart, it is the knowledge that God will respond to our persistent prayers to help us through any tough time such as this. At Philippians 4:6 and 7 it says that "the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your heart and your mental powers." Please know that my prayers are with you at this time and I urge you to continue to pray for strength to get through the rough moments ahead.
April 30, 2007
To The Family of Daniel O'Neil-Please accept my condolences to your family.Know that you can gain comfort from the scriptures.Almighty God Jehovah has the power to resurrect our loved ones, for John 5:28,29 tells us:"Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice  and come out." Please know that Jehovah does care about you & may you take comfort from His Word during this most difficult time.
April 29, 2007
Deepest sympathy to your family.
April 29, 2007
Dear O'Neill Family,
From our family to yours, we send the deepest of sympathy. Jeanne, we were away when we heard of Daniel's passing. My father, Ray Mendillo, is still away and sends his deepest sympathy as well. We could not believe what had happened and when we found out your son was involved, we were even more shocked and saddened. May wonderful memories of him and the love and support of family and friends, give you the strength to get through the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.
Once again we are sorry we weren't home to be there to support you.
Our love,
Marla(Mendillo)Barrett & Family
April 29, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 28, 2007
Dear Mr. and Mrs. O'Neil: I am a Virginia Tech grad, Class of 1983, and live in Medfield, MA now. I am so sorry for your loss and have cried many tears for your son Dan and for the other members of the VT community that perished on April 16, 2007. My sister graduated VT in 1984 and my brother in law graduated VT in 1985. All three of us had wonderful memories of life in Blacksburg. We hope that you son got to enjoy life down in Virginia while he was there. We are so sorry that his life ended in such a tragic manner. My he always rest in the hands of God.
April 28, 2007
May Jesus comfort you each day. I am so sorry.
April 28, 2007
May God be with you each day.
April 28, 2007
Bill and Jeanne, my thoughts are with you and your family during this horrible tragedy.
April 27, 2007
A good family that tries to do everything right to raise top notch children, should never have to suffer such a loss. Take comfort in knowing Dan's goodness will live on in others.
April 27, 2007
To the O'Neil Family,

You raised a beautiful and talented young man, who is cherished by our Lincoln Community and beyond. May you find comfort in your faith and support from your relatives and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharyn & Ted Fuller and Family
April 27, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Daniel to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Daniel in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
April 27, 2007
Please know that your loss is shared by people around the world. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you hold close to your heart.
Barbara
April 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 26, 2007
Your memory will stay through out my mind,heart, and soul forever you live

We cry for pain
Pain people cause
Hatred and sadness we have
Travels around waiting for one day
We relize your still here
Here forever in our emotions and
Thoughts " Daniel Patrick O'Neil"
April 26, 2007
We met Dan a few times at Lafayette. He was a year younger than our son, Michael. Please know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
April 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 26, 2007
Much Sympathy and prayers to the family of Dan

From our family
April 26, 2007
Although I did not know your son, please take comfort in the memories of those who did. My prayers are with all of you to someday find the peace and ability to think of your son and smile. God be with all of you.
April 26, 2007
God Bless his family, may he rest in peace...
April 26, 2007
MY DEAREST BROTHER,
REST IN PEACE SWEET BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS ANGEL
April 26, 2007
Dear Bill and family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy - you are all in my prayers-

Felice Billups
April 26, 2007
growing up in lincoln i know that it's a close knit community and your loss is felt by many. my prayers and thoughts are with you.
April 26, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. I have experienced losses both anticipated and unexpected. When I was fifteen years old in my first year in high school, my mother died of melanoma at age 54 in December 2004; we were anticipating the loss. As with me, I am sure your loss is emotionally stressful for you and your family.

Your grief may ebb and flow. It has been said that each of us has this well deep inside of us that can be filled to the brim with grief. Every time we cry, we empty out some of the well. But the well fills again. The level of sorrow in your well may lessen as time passes, but it will never run dry. There will always be birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and those days when the well seems to fill to its brim again. Allow yourself time to remember and mourn. It is part of your healing. Grief is a continuing journey.
April 25, 2007
Dan's love of life and contagious vibrant spirit will live on forever in the hearts of all of those who have had the great fortune of crossing paths with him whether in person or by experiencing his music online. Whenever you miss Dan, remember that you are really ONE as a family connected by your hearts and souls. Trust in God, he will see you through.
Love,
April 25, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 25, 2007
to the family, you are in my prayers
April 25, 2007
On behalf of the Members of First Christian Church, in Burlington Iowa, we want to express our utmost condolences at this most difficult time in your lives. May it be a comfort to you and your family and friends to know that you are being remembered right now and in the months to come in the thoughts and prayers of so many. It is our prayer that you will feel God’s everlasting love and presence in this time of sorrow and that you turn to Him for His strength to guide your way through these troubled times. We sincerely hope and pray that your tremendous grief at this time will gradually diminish while the precious memories of your loved ones will last forever. May you find peace in God’s never failing love and care and may God's blessing be with you and your family at this time. It is our fervent prayer that you find strength in the Lord!
Jesus told his disciples, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4.
April 25, 2007
I didn't know Dan personally, but I heard from friends at Lafayette that he was a wonderful person and a pleasure to have known. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
April 25, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

May God bless this family.
April 25, 2007
As a former Rhode Islander, I was deeply sadden by the news of Daniel's death. As a parent, I cannot begin to image the loss you must feel at losing such a promising young man. Please know that our prayers are with you all at this time, so that you may find comfort and peace in the Lord.
April 25, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 25, 2007
With the pure energy demonstrated by Dan's extensive use of his gifts and talents, his spirit will rise up in all who knew him and many more. It will bring forth light. We will treasure his memory forever.
April 25, 2007
Just hearing Daniel's story on TV was remarkable. What a talented and gifted kid. I pray for your family during this time of grief. May the Lord strengthen and heal you in this time of mourning.
April 25, 2007
My heart is heavy with grief and anguish.Even though I do not know anyone one in the O'Neil family, may you find some solace in the words written here by friends, family and strangers who are praying for all you who are affected by this unspeakable tragedy. May Daniel rest in peace.
April 25, 2007
May the Memories that you hold closest to your Heart bring you Peace and Comfort.
Perhaps they are not Stars in the Sky, but rather Openings where Our Loved Ones Smile down upon Us.
Daniel will Always be with You, He is the Brightest Star in the Heavens.
God Bless Your Dear Family
April 25, 2007
To the O'Neil family:
Because I live in PA, not far from Lafayette College, I felt a special connection to you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious and beautiful son. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine how difficult these past few weeks must have been for you.
On Saturday evening, I sat watching a news station sharing the lives and stories of the VT students who died, and my 11 year-old came up and sat beside me. He watched and listened to the amazing things that these young people did. He was especially touched by Daniel's smile and his music. I suddenly realized that perhaps this all happened because our young people today need heroes, and there was not a better groups of young adults around than these 32. Do you realize how many lives Daniel touched this past week? I hope and pray that you will find comfort in knowing that the man you raised has inspired so many people from all over to live their lives with passion and creativity. My son has a new hero. Thank you.
I think it was Daniel who was quoted as saying, "Life is not a track meet, it's a marathon."
April 25, 2007
We are heart struck over the senseless actions of one individual. Our thoughts are with you. After the tears stop flowing and the pain softens try to remember the time you shared with your loved one and the memories you made, Memories are eternal and forever and know one can take that away from you.
April 25, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 25, 2007
To the Family & Friends of Daniel O'Neil,
My deepest condolences during this very trying time. My prayers will continue in support of your healing. As a Mom, I can not fathom the inner most grief you feel, but remember, the entire community grieves with you and for you. Your boy will certainly, always be remembered!
Mom & Dad be proud, your son touched so many in a very positive and powerful way, and this surely reflects the wonderful upbringing he had.
To Dan's friends, remember all the good times, you are all blessed to have been able to share such a friendship. Let those wonderful images help you through!
God Bless! Take Care!
April 25, 2007
In the eyes of the world, he seems to be dead - a victim, of the senseless tragedy; however, in God's plan he truly lives - a beneficiary of promised salvation! We pray for the repose of Dan's soul and the consolation of his family and friends.
April 25, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. We are very sorry for your loss.
April 25, 2007
I do not know Dan, but have been following the news of the tragedy. I read about his music and followed the link to his web site. For the past hour I have been listening to his voice and his guitar. His music is wonderful, peaceful and soothing. May his music live on and I hope many people will find comfort in listening to his songs. I hope his recordings will be preserved to inspire others to live life. God bless you for your loss.
April 25, 2007
When we lost our 21-year-old daughter, also a college student, in a tragic car crash six years ago we never would have thought anyone would understand the pain we have been feeling. But to Daniel's family, know that there are thousands who know what you are feeling and we know that while the pain will never ever go away, it will gradually ease and you will one day be able to smile again when you think of the times you cherished with Daniel. This is a time when you are feeling tremendous support from people all over the world. Soon you will be alone with your grief and you will need to support each other as never before. Seek counseling; seek out others like you as I am with this message. You will find comfort and strength, and Daniel will remain forever. I wish you all the best in this difficult journey.
April 25, 2007
Daniel...I was listening to your song "For The Taking" and it broke my heart. The song is amazing but its so sad when you sing about being reckless and young and how life if just waiting for you. You were a great guitarist and I hope to learn your songs so I always have something to remember you by. Always in my heart...love you
April 24, 2007
AS A FORMER RHODE ISLANDER AND PARENT WHO HAS SUFFERED THE LOSS OF A CHILD, MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY. IF ONLY TRAGEDIES LIKE THESE COULD COME TO AN END. IT IS JUST SO AMAZING HOW PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED. IT WOULD BE SO GREAT IF THE WORLD AND THOSE IN IT COULD COME TOGETHER IN GOOD TIMES TOO. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.....
April 24, 2007
My God bless Dan and comfort you in your time of need.

Friends
April 24, 2007
Dear Bill, Jean and Erin, May God's love and care guide you through this most difficult hour. You are forever in our thoughts and prayers.
April 24, 2007
Dear Bill and family,

I have met you Bill over the years with Bob Ferreira at many PC functions. When I found out it was your son my heart immediately felt the sadness that you and your family must be going through. I am truly sorry for your loss and am keeping Dan and all the victims of this senseless crime in my prayers.
God Bless,
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Erin and the rest of Dan's friends and family. Just know that Dan is in a better place and he lived a great life and touched many people on his journey.
April 24, 2007
It is so shocking what happened on that sorrowful day
In my prayers you will forever stay
Although we never met and I did not know you
This is a poem for you to say my adieu
It is a shame you can not be with us today
Due to everything that happened I am still in dismay
Now you are up in a better place
We will never forget your honor and grace
Please look over us, protect us from dangers
You are missed by your family and countless strangers
I wanted to let you know you are in the thoughts of many
Condolences and commiserations are aplenty
I bless your family hope they stay strong
In my thoughts they will always belong
I say to you and the other decease
I wish that you all rest in peace
April 24, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. It saddens me that this had to happen. At our school, in our town or in any school or town. God bless you all!
April 24, 2007
May God Bless Daniel O'Neil and the O'Neil Family during this most difficult time.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. I lost my bestfriend in the station fire a little more than 4 years ago. I can completely understand how you feel. I am sorry that you have to go through this and I know that Daniel is looking down upon you each day. Every time you feel the sun on your face you know it is him smiling from the heavens above. My prayers are with you.
April 24, 2007
We want to say how sorry we are. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Hartley Family
April 24, 2007
My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are extended to the O'Neil family. May God Bless you with comfort and understanding during this very difficult time.
April 24, 2007
As a native of Rhode Island and now working in a University in Philadelphia, I express my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear son and will keep you in my prayers.
April 24, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this horrible time. May the worse days be behind you and you find comfort in your memories of this bright, talented young man.
April 24, 2007
My heart goes out to your family and friends in this time of profound loss, Daniel seemed like a wonderful young man, a son to be proud of. May God send you the strength to carry you through your grief.
April 24, 2007
To the O'Neil Family,
Our son was in Jazz Band with Dan for one year and he really enjoyed the energy and love of music Dan brought to each performance. Our hearts go out to you all and hope knowing so many people are feeling your pain will help you through this difficult time.
The Tuckers, Bev,Steve,Keith and Melissa
April 24, 2007
I am sorry for the loss of your son. He is one of God's Angels now.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 24, 2007
My condolences go to your family and friends. I am sorry for what happened to you and your classmates.

Now that you have left us I know that you are experiencing the continuous happiness that highly surpasses what you had on this earth for all eternity with God and every other soul in Heaven. Someday we will all join you. Rest in peace.

Walter Gonet
April 24, 2007
Working with a friend of Daniel, I sat on that horrible day and I hoped that he was safe. It was heart wrenching when I heard the news that he was one of the fallen. My co-worker spoke of wonderful things about him. His humor, his talent, his kindess. An entire nation grieves with you and my thoughts are with his family. Remember that from the ashes of hatred and intolerance... beautiful things will always rise.
April 24, 2007
I didn't know Dan, I met him maybe once, I do know his friend Amanda. I am so sorry. I listened to his music, it is amazing. When I did meet him he just seemed to be such a good hearted person. Amanda loved him very much. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
April 24, 2007
There are not enough words to express our condolences to you and your family. May God find you peace and the strength to move on with memories. Our prayers are with you.
April 24, 2007
God be with you and your family at this time of grief.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I did not know Dan, but went to school at Lincoln High (class of 77) and have since moved to Virginia. My son, (age 23) went to Longwood University in Virginia. I can only imagine how you and yours have been affected by this tragedy. God Bless.
April 24, 2007
I lost a sister at the age of 20 and know how loosing a child can effect your life. I too am an engineering graduate of Lafayette College. My family's prayers are with you and yours.
April 24, 2007
Daniel,
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and rain fall soft upon your fields
Until you're met again, may God keep you in tha hallow of his hands

Dear Jesus, blessed Mary,
Give him the spirtitual strength and grace he needs
Give him the peace and love we want for him
and keep him close to his loved ones forever
April 24, 2007
My condolences go out to you and your family on your loss of your son Daniel. May god help brighten your day and keep your family strong and together during this tragedy. My heart goes out to you all. God Bless!
April 24, 2007
As both a Rhode Island native and a former student at James Madison, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. God Bless.
April 24, 2007
My wife and I pray that God Blesses you and keeps you during this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
April 24, 2007
Dear Bill Jean and Erin,

I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
April 24, 2007
Just know that thousands upon thousands are praying for you and your family during this time. We will continue to pray, too, in the days ahead as some will be more difficult than others. What a legacy is left behind by such an incredible young man. The stories we have read have been just that -- incredible. Be proud of all he accomplished in his life and even his his death, something good will prevail and his life will not be forgotten.
April 24, 2007
I didn't know Dan but my heart goes out to the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss that came too soon. I cant begin to imagine how you feel however,may God bless you and to all the families of this senseless tragedy.
April 24, 2007
I didn't know Daniel but know one of his high school teachers. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 24, 2007
To the O'Neil Family:
I know that no words can less the painful loss that you feel. I only hope that you can take comfort in knowing that Dan touched so many lives. I went to Lincoln High School when Dan was there, and although I did not have the pleasure of knowing him personally, I do remember his presence and smile. May God keep Dan in His graces, and help him to fulfull the purpose that was meant to be when he was taken.
April 24, 2007
I grew up on Elmdale Rd. in Scituate and have many happy memories of time spent at the Dube home - many years ago. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Daniel's family and friends. May God guide you through your time of sorrow.
April 24, 2007
I didn't know Daniel but I want my prayers to be with your family and all the families that have lost loved ones in the tragic event that happened at Virginia Tech.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to the O'Neil family and the other victims of this senseless tragedy. May God bless you with comfort and understanding during this very difficult time. Peace be with you.
April 24, 2007
To the entire O'Neill Family,
You have our sincerest condolences on your great loss. We are parents of a daughter in grad school in Worcester and another daughter getting ready to go away to college in the fall. We all live with the idea that no matter what we hear in the news, as horrible as it is, it will never touch our family. We give all our lives to raising them and praying for all their hopes and dreams to come true. As hard as it is to hear all the wonderful things your son has acheived and would have, I try to look at all he is doing now for his family and friends. God has a plan for all of us and he has a very special one for your son.
Keep your faith strong and know that you do not mourn alone.
God Bless,
The Elsner Family
April 23, 2007
The wonderful memories of Dan will always live in your hearts. Dan will be missed by everyone he touched. May God give you comfort and healing during these tragic times.
April 23, 2007
To the family of Dan O'Neil:
We recently moved from Providence to VA and were saddened to learn that a Rhode Islander was one of the VA Tech victims. May God comfort you and give you peace that passes all understanding, as St. Paul writes. Your family is in the prayers of many people throughout this country and the world. May this knowledge help you bear the burden of grief.

With sincere sympathy,
April 23, 2007
i dont know this family but Daniel just touched my heart to the family i am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with all of you family's threw this tragic time may good be with you all
April 23, 2007
God bless you
April 23, 2007
I did not know Daniel but I want your family, friends and all of the VT community that I mourn for the horrible losses that have happened and I am deeply sorry. I will always remember those gone too soon from this senseless and incomprehensibly painful tragedy. God bless and comfort you. Our hearts are broken for you and your loved ones.
April 23, 2007
To Dan's family,

Although I didn't know Dan I have been touched by his wonderful soothing music that I have been listening to on his website. I can not begin to imagine the pain you must be going through right now but can only hope that time will heal your sorrow. May Dan rest in peace and may his music play on forever.
April 23, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May good bless you and your family.
April 23, 2007
God needed an angel with much talent so he called upon Dan. I will always remeber Dan as a caring and very genuine person with an infectous smile.I went to Lincoln Middle/High School with Dan. Someday when we all meet God this will all make sense but here on earth we will never comprehend. Godbless the O'Neil family and may Dan make beautiful music with all the angels.
April 23, 2007
Dear Jeanne and Family:
We have been so saddened by your tragic loss. A loss that a parent cannot even begin to imagine. May you find the strength to live in the sweet memory of your son and in the love and warmth that your family and friends will always give you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Our deepest and most sincere sympathy.
Daniela and Tom Hazard
Lincoln, RI
April 23, 2007
Bill, Jeanne and Erin,
I did not know Danny in adulthood, but as one of his coaches when he was 11 and 12, he left his mark: scrappy, sincere, and insightful. He was destined to achieve so much; and he did, though not within the little time that we had with him. Words fail, and it is humanly impossible to understand the depth of this loss; but it is important that you know that a very large community is filled with visions of everything that was positive about Danny. He will always be present in our hearts and minds. God bless you,
April 23, 2007
Erin,
I'm sooo sorry to hear about your brother.He's in better hands now.May he rest in peace.
April 23, 2007
Words can't express the sorrow I've felt at the loss of your loved one. May God's Grace and Mercy give you comfort and peace.
April 23, 2007
God bless the O'Neil family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Love Arthur Grover and Kathy Silvestri
April 23, 2007
I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
What can I say to comfort those who loved Daniel that will make this senseless loss more bearable, except that I will keep him in my heart and prayers.
Here in Israel we say, "may he rest in peace and may his loved ones know no sorrow." That is what I wish for those this beautiful young man has left behind.
April 23, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 23, 2007
God bless Dan and his family.
April 23, 2007
To The O'Neil Family,

Words can not express the deepest sympathies we send to you at this difficult time. Although we do not know you, our hearts go out to you. Take comfort in knowing that Daniel is now in Heaven and you now have your own guardian angel watching over you all. May memories ease your sorrow. This tremendous tragedy saddened all of us & we grieve in your loss. May God bless you all today & in the days & years ahead.
April 23, 2007
It's so terrible that something like this can still happen in the year 2007...
You will forever be in the world their prayers, their thoughts, their heart!
April 23, 2007
My School

In the twinkling of an eye,
In the softly swirling sand,
Your precious and beloved,
Gently took their Master's hand.
Do not weep for them oh loved one,
Nor grieve forever more.
They now rest in constant love,
On a far and distant shore.
On a far and distant shore.
Can't you hear the sounds of trumpets?
Shofar's call ,Temple Bells now zing!
Listen to your precious,
As Alleluia's now they sing.
As Alleluia's now they sing.
Teresa C Biggs

Copyright ©2007 Teresa C Biggs
MA Ed-CPAP-Virginia Tech- Class of 1978
April 23, 2007
I did not know you or your family. But I don’t believe there is a person in the world whose heart has not been touched by this tragedy. There is nothing in this life that brings us more sorrow than to lose loved ones in death. Even harder to bear is when the lives of loved ones are lost due to an unexpected tragedy. The shock can be overwhelming.
Be assured that God promises that he…”is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34:18) Nothing can bring us more peace of mind than the inspired words of… the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Take comfort and solace in the Bible's message as we all await the time when GOD…” will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4)
April 23, 2007
As I read the entries in this guest book, I can see that Daniel was loved by so many, many people. Know that you did a great job in raising this wonderful young man; one who will be remembered for touching the hearts of so many in the short time we had him. My heart aches for the sorrow I know you feel. May you find the strength to endure.
April 23, 2007
To Doreen, Diane and to all of your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 23, 2007
I trust that God be your strength and comforter in your time of sorrow. Be encouraged and be blessed.
April 23, 2007
You are all in our thoughts and prayers for the loss of your son. Our son is the same age. We can only imagine what you are going through. We are so sorry.
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult and trying time. Our town has lost another young and promising life.
April 23, 2007
The O'Neil family,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences regarding the sudden loss of Dan..
"Being made perfect in a short time, he fulfilled a long time; for his soul pleased God.." Wisdom

May God keep you ALL strong at this time.

Very truly yours,

Kathy DeLong
April 23, 2007
Although i never met Dan, after reading all of the articles about him, i sure wish i had. He had his whole life ahead of him and would have been very successful and happy. "He is in a better place" may be a statement that everyone says, but its true. Have faith and hope knowing that your beautiful son is in a better place watching over his family and friends. May time help ease the pain of this horrible tragedy. Friends of Dan O'neil , never forget the times you had with him and keep him in your heart forever. Family of Dan O'neil , so many people are missing your son, which goes to show how much of an impact he left on others.

"Some people come into our lives and quietly stay. Others stay for awhile, leaving footprints in our hearts-and we are never the same."

God bless you Dan,thankyou for being the tremendous person you were, watch over your friends and family.
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of such great sorrow. My daughter is a freshman at Conn and attended the vigil last week.
April 23, 2007
To Dan's Family: We can only hope that these terrible tragedies change some people for the better. I am feeling your pain and hope that all of our prayers, thoughts, and help get your family through this. God Bless & Peace.
Elena, Adam, David, & Cady Dufresne
April 23, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 23, 2007
To The Parents and Family of Dan O'Neil,
May the LOVE and BLESSINGS of our LORD fill your hearts during this time of sorrow.
GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 23, 2007
Mr & Mrs O'Neil~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
April 23, 2007
Dear Mr & Mrs O'Neil and Erin~
Our hearts break for you.This is such a terrible tragedy for all the people whose lives have been touched by Dan. Our prayers will always be with you, but especially at this time of grief and pain know that we are thinking of you.
April 23, 2007
Very sorry for your loss.
April 23, 2007
May the light of God shine upon you, may the Angels surround you and help you heal from this awful tragedy. Dan will look down upon you, his loving family, and pray for your solace and peace. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. My deepest sympathy is extended to you.
A.T. Resident of Cranston. R.I.
April 23, 2007
From across an ocean - my closest thought, my every prayer are with you at this immensly sad time.
Sincerely in sorrow
Patrick Kavanagh
Dublin, Ireland ( I have family and friends in Rhode Island)
April 23, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 23, 2007
As a Virginia Tech Alum I was very saddened by this violent act. I will celebrate Mass for Daniel and pray that he lives forever in peace with the loving God who created him. Such a loss is is hard to put words on.
April 23, 2007
Emmanuel Church in Geneva, Switzerland held a service in honor and remembrance of the V Tech victims yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims’ families and friends.
April 23, 2007
May God Bless your family and friends during their terrible loss. Words cannot express this tragedy. Jean Ballirano
April 23, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 23, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. May the warm, loving gentle memories of Daniel that you have live on in your hearts. For his spirit will always be in your hearts. Lay your burden upon God's shoulder for as He tells us:"My yoke is easy and my burden is light and I will give you comfort for your souls." May God Bless you at this time and always.
April 23, 2007
To the family and friends of Daniel,
My heart aches with you in the loss of your son and your friend. I am sorry for this horrible loss. May the God of all comfort and the God of all creation comfort you with the power of His presence and give you peace. I am so saddened for all of you. Bless you.
April 22, 2007
our thoughts and prays are with you god bless and take care
April 22, 2007
We will never forget your very talented and smart son. He seemed like such a great guy. I love the song that the media is putting out that he sang. He was truly a wonderful singer as well.
Please know that all of America (& the world) are praying for you and your family & friends at this most difficult time. We will never forget Dan.
God Bless,
April 22, 2007
Although we don't know you we would like to extend our deepest Condolences to everyone in your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort through this very hard time. God Bless You All!
April 22, 2007
Dearest Bill, Jean and Erin - We are all in a tremendous fog of disbelief and heartache. We are thinking of you daily and praying for your family to find comfort in each other and in your loving memories of Dan, a most remarkable son, of whom we know you are most proud. Bill, many have called or emailed across the state to share their grief over your loss. Kendra, Mark B., Brad, Lori, Carol, Anne C., Emily, Jennifer - all are praying for you and sending you strength to get through these next difficult days. I wish I had known Dan - but knowing you, I know he had a very wonderful family who will survive this tragedy together with faith and love. Please know we are here for you and praying for your healing.
April 22, 2007
Daniel's family and friends,
Our love and prayers are with you in this tragic time. Please draw strength from the outpouring of love from around the world.
God Bless
The Burd Family
April 22, 2007
I am deeply saddened by the lost of your loved one. At times like these it is comforting to know that the Bible tells us at Acts 24 verse 15 that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. So with that knowledge, know that there is a hope that you will see your loved one again.
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We send our deepest condolences and will remember you in our prayers.
April 22, 2007
To Dan's family and friends: It may be a small consolation against the magnitude of your sorrow, but know that you are in the prayers of fellow Rhode Islanders who do not know you personally. My wife and I are quite distant from the epicenter of your pain, and yet, we both feel your deep sense of loss, even having never known Dan, except from what we've learned in the media. He was magnificent.
May you gather together and find the strength to get through this dark hour, and may time heal this deep wound, though the scar, just as Dan's brilliant memory, will never fade.
A gentle embrace of support from two parents afar ...
April 22, 2007
Dear Jeanne, Bill and Erin:
Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolances. I pray that you will find solace in the many wonderful memories of Dan and that the strength and love of your family will prevail.
April 22, 2007
To the O'Neil family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. I went to middle school with Dan but a different highschool (am a friend of the barn group)- for years, I heard stories about how caring, sincere, and fun Dan was- and I finally had the opportunity to get to know him during college through his lincoln friends. I am currently working in England- upon finding out that I am a Rhode Islander, countless British people have asked me to send their condolances to your family. You're in all of our thoughts and prayers, on both sides of the Atlantic.
April 22, 2007
I did not know Daniel. After I heard of the incident, I went to his web site and listened to his music. That music moved me and made me think what an incredible young man he is. His music brought from me a signicant emotional reaction and great joy at his talent. It will continue to move people for years. Peace and love to all his friends and family.
April 22, 2007
My deepest sympathy for your terrible loss. My prayers are with you.
April 22, 2007
To the O'Neil Family,
We are all deeply saddened by your tremendous loss. Our prayers are with you.
April 22, 2007
The world will always remember
April 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and help you make it throught this difficult time.
April 22, 2007
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My heart goes out to you and your family and I will be sending love and light your way. Your son sounded like an amazing young man who truly wanted to make a difference in this world, I admire that. Even though I didnt know him or you, his immediate family. I feel a connection because I am also part of the O'neil name. There are many of the O'neil family that I do not know personally and through your sons passing, I have decided life is to short to not find out who the whole family is. You all will be in our prayers.

With Love and Light
April 22, 2007
I never had the opportunity to truely know Dan as the adorable, talented, brilliant adult he grew to be. We grew up in the same neighborhood and I watched him and Erin growing up. Working in a university, when I heard about this horrible event it hit home-and then to hear that a boy from up the street in little ole Rhode Island had died it broke my heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Dan left an impact on many lives-which will on live forever. May god bless you and your family.
April 22, 2007
I am truly saddened by the loss of such a great guy. Dan was a true motivator and always had so much going on. In addition to being a hard working guy, Dan was a gifted songwriter. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to his family.
April 22, 2007
As you mourn the loss of your very dear Daniel know you are in our thoughts. May his fond memory give you all the strength to come through this tragedy.Love and sympathy to you all.
April 22, 2007
Our sincere condolences on your loss.
April 22, 2007
Losing a child, a sibling, a relative, a best friend leaves a space that can never be filled, but the wonderful memories of the times you had together can never be taken away. Those memories are what helps us get through the sadness and grief.

May the love you have for Dan, and the joyful memories you have of him, help all of you through this time of sorrow.

God bless you all.
April 22, 2007
God bless your family during this time of sorrow in the lost of your love one that was taken from your family. Our prays go out to your family, Virginia Tech staff, students, alumin & friends of your family member that was taken from you.
April 22, 2007
Please accept my heartfelt condolences regarding the loss of
Dan..."Being made perfect in a short time, he fulfilled a long time; for his soul pleased God.."
Wisdom

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Very truly yours,

Kathy DeLong
April 22, 2007
We are very sorry for the loss of your son Daniel. We are so sorry for the pain that you are all going through and have to deal with the rest of your lives. We will look over Joe and Jill here, Dan's grandparents, as they continue to find strength for their family. They will be strong for their family, they are two of the nicest residents we have ever had at Pocasset Bay Manor.
April 22, 2007
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
My family and I are mourning because your family mourns; we find comfort in knowing that you all have many wonderful memories of your loved one. God bless you.
April 22, 2007
Dear Bill, Jeanne & Erin;
I was so shocked when Scott & Diane told me about the tragic passing of Danny. I cannot imagine the sorrow and sense of loss you all must be feeling. I remember last Christmas when we were all together at your house and shared such happy times. Danny was such a nice young man, he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Much love,
April 22, 2007
There is no way to say I am sorry for your loss and it heal your family and friends heart's .

I can tell you from losing someone suddenly myself, you will feel many emotions as you grieve.

Each one is needed. Bless you as you walk this road.
April 22, 2007
Dear O'Neil family.We don't know you,but we wanted to express our sincere sympathy for such a senseless loss.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.Elaine& Frank Capobianco.Johnston,R.I.
April 22, 2007
Bill, Jean and Erin,
As Hayri and I as well as so many at the Providence College Campus watched with horror this senseless tragedy unfold, please know that our hearts wept to know the pain that you would surely endure. We hope that you will find some comfort moving forward in knowing the enormous and wonderful impact that Dan had on so many while he was here. We will be there to support you in any way possible and will continue to pray for Dan's happiness in heaven and for peace to find you. We have always found this prayer helpful in times of loss so we offer this to Dan.
WALK IN SUNSHINE
May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know, it broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. A million times we've needed you. A million times we've cried. If love could only have saved you. You never would have died. The Lord be with you and may you rest in peace. Amen
Our prayers are with you, Deirdre and Hayri
April 22, 2007
Dear O'Neil Family, May it help to know that the thoughts and prayers of the entire nation are with you. I hope that the love and support of those closest to you will give a small measure of comfort to you at this most difficult time.
Sincerely,
Deirdre Cerasa
April 22, 2007
Bill, Jean & Erin,

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son. I can't even comprehend what you all are going through. My prayers and the prayers of my family are with you during this most difficult time.
April 22, 2007
although i dont know Dan personally, but im sure tht he was a very nice person. i heard all of his songs...its so wnderful and i save it in my laptop as i save Dan in my heard. to Dan's family, i send my deepest sympathy. well, tomorrow, monday, the same day tht was happn last week,...realy hard to believe, and i realy tht it wont happn again...
April 22, 2007
Dan was an amazing friend, with incredible potential ahead of him and plentiful happiness behind him. He shall be terribly missed by everyone who met him, and much more missed by those you knew him. He was a center of happiness in a world full of unjust terror. I will never forget him, and never forgive myself for not getting to spend more time with him. He will be missed.
April 21, 2007
To one IRISH American family from another.....So sorry about your loved one. My one nephew just graduated VT and his baby brother just recently transfered to JMU.
I feel your pain!! May the good Lord bless you all. There must be some hidden good that will come from it all.
Peace to you.
Annie
April 21, 2007
i am so sorry for such a senseless tragedy, i can only hope that god gives you the strength that you will need to get through this, my thoughts and prayers are with you. just remember it is so true that daniel would want you to go on living life to the fullest.
April 21, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 21, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 21, 2007
Bill, Jean, and Erin, my heart aches so much for you! I remember you were the first family we met when we moved into your neighborhood. Although we have moved to another neighborhood in Lincoln, we often think about the great neighbors we had. I didn't know Daniel really, but I remember many conversations with you outside that always involved my kids and yours. After reading all that I have about Daniel, I am sorry that I didn't know him better. He seemed like such a wonderful, intelligent, caring person which is such a compliment to you as parents and as a family. I have listened to his music as well and was amazed at how talented and how beautiful his music is. When I first heard it was your family that was affected, I had such a pit in my stomach to think that someone I knew was actually going through this horrific pain and loss. I have spent every night this past week sleepless and watching the news over and over to try and make sense of what happened. And all I could think was that if I am feeling this way, it doesn't even begin to compare to your hurt and loss. Our thoughts are constantly with you at this time and you will have to have comfort in knowing that with how wondeful a person Daniel was, he is definitely up there standing by God. Lorena and Dean Voyer
April 21, 2007
I didn't personally know Daniel but as a parent who has children whom knew of him I can't imagine the pain and grief that his family is going through. I only hope that god had a bigger plan for his spirit. God bless you. In all of our prayers.
April 21, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF DANIEL,
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. I AM ALSO A PARENT WHO LOST MY SON IN A TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT ONE YEAR AGO. HE ALSO, LIKE DANIEL WAS LOVED BY SO MANY. OUR TOWN HAS BEEN SO UN-LUCKY WITH LOOSING SO MANY OF OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS. I AM HOPING THAT THEY WILL FIND ONE ANOTHER IN WHAT WE ARE TOLD (A BETTER PLACE). YOU WILL HAVE YOUR SWEET SON IN YOUR HEART AND MIND DAILY, AND THERE IS NO PAIN THAT COMES CLOSE. TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE NEED TO REMEMBER OF HOW LUCKY WE WERE TO HAVE THE TIME THAT WE DID WITH OUR PRECIOUS BOYS. YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART AND THOUGHTS DAILY.
MRSKORB23@COX.NET
April 21, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF DANIEL,
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. I AM ALSO A PARENT WHO LOST MY SON IN A TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT ONE YEAR AGO. HE ALSO, LIKE DANIEL WAS LOVED BY SO MANY. OUR TOWN HAS BEEN SO UN-LUCKY WITH LOOSING SO MANY OF OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS. I AM HOPING THAT THEY WILL FIND ONE ANOTHER IN WHAT WE ARE TOLD (A BETTER PLACE). YOU WILL HAVE YOUR SWEET SON IN YOUR HEART AND MIND DAILY, AND THERE IS NO PAIN THAT COMES CLOSE. TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE NEED TO REMEMBER OF HOW LUCKY WE WERE TO HAVE THE TIME THAT WE DID WITH OUR PRECIOUS BOYS. YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART AND THOUGHTS DAILY.
April 21, 2007
I am sorry for your loss, please know that many are praying for you. I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling. I will continue to pray for all of you, especially your beautiful Daniel.
April 21, 2007
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of one of our own here in RI and may the entire O'Neil family keep the good memories alive of Daniel may god bless and protect you all. Cheryl from Cranston RI
April 21, 2007
We just want to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends,of this talented young man who was taken taken soon in a senseless tragedy. May Dan rest on angels wings in the company of God!!!!
April 21, 2007
We are so sorry on the sudden loss of your precious son Daniel. Remember the love of our Lord for your family and your Daniel who is now in his care.
April 21, 2007
I'm sorry for you loss. My prayers with YOU and YOUR FAMILY.
April 21, 2007
I did not know Daniel but I felt as a parent who lost her son last year, I wanted to let you know he will always be with you in spirit. That has been the greatest comfort for me. There will be good days and bad days, but you will get through them. The pain will never go away of losing him, but hold on to the memories and try to smile through the tears. God bless you and your family. Joanne Shibilio
April 21, 2007
God bless the O'Neil family at this difficult time.
April 21, 2007
No Parent should ever have to bury their child. My Mom has had to do it twice, and I cannot imagine the pain you must feel. I have a daughter at Salve Regina University, so far away from this weeks tragedy, but as a parent we all feel your loss and hope and pray that time will heal your pain and you can live with the wonderful memories you must have of your son. To die this way seems so senseless. God works in the most mysterious of ways. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God Bless You.
April 21, 2007
DAN MY HEART HURTS THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT PERSON YOU ARE WITH GOD NOW BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGETEN YOUR LOVE AND SONGS AND WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP WILL LIVE ON FOREVER MY HEARTS AND PRAYS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ALL WHOM LOVE YOU FOREVER ALWAYS
April 21, 2007
May God grant your family peace, and know that America grieves with them.
April 21, 2007
May GOD keep you and your family in this time of need and sorrow. May Heaven will shine brighter now with Daniel in HIS presence.
April 21, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the O'Neal family in the loss of Daniel. I did not know Daniel, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that there are people out here that does care. Hold tight to your treasured memories that his special smile may continue to shine on. I pray that peace will fine you all.
April 21, 2007
Remember with you one life that touched so many others. May the concerns of family and friends comfort you during this sad time of your life. God Bless!
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. REMEMBER DANIEL IS NO FARTHER FROM YOU THAN YOUR HEART. YOU ALL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU.
April 21, 2007
I didn't know Dan but as a parent I cannot begin to imagine the grief you are feeling right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire O'Neil family. Dan sounded like a fine young man with a very bright future ahead. May God give you peace and comfort at this tragic time.
God Bless
The Hooper Family
April 21, 2007
Our Son Dustin, a junior at Lafayette, was a friend of Dan's and spent time with him recently when he visited the college. Please know that as parents we have been thinking of your family and praying for all of you. This event has had a profound effect upon many. Dustin and all the members of the Arts Society will always remember Dan. Your loss has also been their loss.
April 21, 2007
DEAR DAN GOD BLESS YOU!
April 21, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 21, 2007
i send my sympathy to all dan's family and im sory for what was happened. until now, i still feel sad bout this. hope it wont hapn again..
April 21, 2007
May he rest in peace...You now have an angel on your shoulder
April 21, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
You are in our prayers, I Peters 5:7 says "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
P.S. Even though you don't know us you all are still in our prayers Love In Christ,
April 21, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
My deepest sympathies go to the parents of Daniel. Dealing with something like this is not easy. I read on projo that Dan wasa great student at Lincoln High school. He graduated the same year as I but I graduated from Toll Gate. This horrific incident that claimed the life of your son and 31 others is something that affects parents so deeply. I see what my aunt and uncle go through since my cousin's passing last year and the reason I mention this is so people understand...remember your son, but also live your life to the fullest of your ability because that's what your son would have wished for you to do. I would want my parents to. My deepest sympathies go out to the O'Neils.
April 21, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. It is so challenging to find the right words that would comfort you. Just know you are not alone because so many of us are mourning with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 21, 2007
May the Lord bless you and now keep you safe for all eternity.
April 21, 2007
To the Entire O'Neil Family,

I don't know you but I wanted to extended my deepest sympathy on the passing of your precious child. My heart goes out to you and your family and all the families and victims of this tradegy... Just know that Daniel is in a better place where his music will never end. He will watch over you and your family always and one day you will be rejoined with Daniel again. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers and may God Bless you all and all that have been effective by this senseless act.

May Daniel Rest in Peace....
April 21, 2007
Daniel will be mourned by the entire country. Bless Daniel and his family.
April 21, 2007
I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. DANIEL LOOKED LIKE A REGULAR, GOOD KID AND SUDDENLY WE HEAR HE IS NO MORE.HE WAS A GREAT ASSET TO LIFE AND NOW WE HAVE LOST IT. I JUST FEEL HELPLESS AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO WRITE OTHER THAN SORRY AND A LOT OR PRAYERS AND COURAGE TO HIS FAMILY. PLEASE KNOW THAT HE AROUND YOU ALWAYS.
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry, for you for your family and your friends. You did not deserve to die this way, but I have to trust that there is a greater plan that mere humans cannot fathom, but through faith will understand.
April 21, 2007
I will hold your family in my heart forever.
April 20, 2007
To Dan's Family-

I went to Lafayette and did not have the priviledge of knowing Dan since I am quite a few years older, but I can assure you that you are in the thoughts and prayers of a multitude of alumni, far and wide.
April 20, 2007
To the family & friends of Daniel:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Be delighted in the way in which Daniel lived his life, may his life give all of us new meaning.....
Peace be with you....
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Daniel.
I like many others didn't know Daniel, but after reading about the type of person he was, wish so much I had crossed paths with him. You are all so fortunate. He sounded like such an amazing, gorgeous guy with so much potential. Its so tragic.
I know the pain of losing a loved one and though it might not help to know that right now, please at least know that the world is praying with you all.

My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless.
April 20, 2007
God be with you through your time of sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bishop, Pastor and Members of New Hope Church of the Living God
April 20, 2007
My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. The love and memories you have of Daniel will help you though this most dificult time. All of Rhode Island grieves with you.
April 20, 2007
please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family. As a mom and a college employee I want to extend my wishes for comfort and peace to you and the rest of Daniel's family.
April 20, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you... May the Lord surround you with His love and peace and hold you in the palm of His hand as you go thru this time of sorrow in the days ahead... God Bless You,
April 20, 2007
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
April 20, 2007
I am deeply saddened by this tragedy may you all rest in peace forever and eternity with the Lord........He loves us all.
April 20, 2007
Although Dan and I attended Lafayette many years apart, I grieve as for a member of our family that has been lost. I simply cannot imagine the pain you must be suffering now. Please be assured of my prayers and those of the Lafayette family. Once a Leopard, always a Leopard. We are Lafayette!
April 20, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss.
April 20, 2007
OUR THOUGHYS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU.
April 20, 2007
IN TIMES LIKE THESE THERE ARE NO WORDS FROM FAMOUS POETS OR PLAYWRIGHTS THAT CAN DO JUSTICE EXCEPT THE WORD OF GOD. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. TRY NOT TO MAKES SENSE OF THIS GOD HAS THIS IN HIS HANDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR FAMILY IS STANDING IN THE GAP FOR YOU IN PRAYER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU COMFORTED DURING THIS TIME
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.
April 20, 2007
To the family of Daniel, I was very saddened to hear of the sad news. God bless all!
April 20, 2007
South Dakota grieves with you. Words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
God bless and comfort you all.
April 20, 2007
Danny O'Neil taught me the meaning of Christmas.

When I was in high school, I used to babysit him & his big sister Erin. One year as Christmas was approaching, I asked them what they wanted from Santa. I don't recall what Erin said, but I do remember Danny - who was maybe 3 at the time - saying he wanted fruit punch.

"Fruit punch?," I asked.

"Fruit punch," he said. "Fruit punch for mommy, and fruit punch for daddy, and fruit punch for Erin, and fruit punch for EVERYBODY!"

Fruit punch was the best thing he could think of, and he wanted the whole world to have it.

God bless you Danny. We all miss you terribly.

April 20, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com
April 20, 2007
My heart is heavy because of your loss. My prayer is that you'll feel comfort from all of us around the world who are thinking of you, grieving with you and praying for you. God loved your son. He loves you. May his faithfulness bring you peace and strength with each passing day.
April 20, 2007
OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE O'NEIL FAMILY FOR THEIR TERRIBLE LOSS.

I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I WENT TO DANS WEB SITE AND AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS SONGS AND MUSIC. A VERY TALENTED YOUNG MAN TO LOSE HIS LIFE IN SUCH A HORRIBLE WAY.

GOD BLESS ONE AND ALL
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Daniel Patrick O'Neil - May God sustain each of you during this most difficult time.

I grieve with you.
April 20, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

April 20, 2007
mydeepest sypomthies to the o' neil family .i am sorry for your lost my thoughts and my prayers goes out to your family freinds and loved ones..i saw the tragedy news on cnn television it was very verysad to see thies very young pepole on the news.. i was crying feltdevistaed i felt sadfor the lost of your son daniel.. my prayer and my thoughts are with you and your fsmily and loved ones..please if there anything ican do let me know send me and email randykethkan2005@yahoo.com ..my prayer and mythoghts goes out to the virgiuia vtech victims to these students...may you walk through the vallye may you walk into the light see the lighty of heaven may you be with god the angel surrounds you and be withyou in your time of sorrow amen..god bless you daniel patrick o' neil
April 20, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 20, 2007
Please know that you and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers
April 20, 2007
May his memory be eternal.
April 20, 2007
Earth is a lesser place with the passing of your loved one. May the prayers of millions give you strength and courage for the future. We love you.
April 20, 2007
TO THE O'NEIL FAMILY:
YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
April 20, 2007
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
April 20, 2007
My deep and sincere sympathies to the family and friends of this wonderful young man. I don't know any victims; I only know we lost a whole bunch of really great people in this hideous tragedy. God bless Daniel's loved ones now and always.
"It's times like these you learn to love again"
April 20, 2007
Our words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Daniel Patrick O'Neil,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can’t possibly imagine what you may be feeling,
I can only hope that in time your pain will subside a little and that your memories of Daniel will eventually bring a smile to your faces. Until then, be as kind to yourselves as you would be to anyone else who has suffered such a heartbreaking loss. Rest now, grieve now, and allow those who know you and love you do what they can to help you through this tragic time.

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
April 20, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 19, 2007
I am sooo sorry about your senseless loss. Please try and take some comfort in knowing that the state of Virginia.. and the world for that matter... grieves with you. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
May God bless and strengthen each of you as the days pass by.
April 19, 2007
An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again


- God Bless You, Daniel and keep you closely to His Heart!
April 19, 2007
What a terrible tragedy for so many intelligent young men and women to die. Although I did not know your son or anyone else at VT I am devasted by the losses. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's love and the love of family and friends get you through this difficult time.
April 19, 2007
May God comfort you during this time. Your family is in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
May Daniel live forever in your hearts and precious memories be your comfort.
Caring thoughts & prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
I have left this world
but I am always with you
I have left this world
but I am forever remembered
I have left this world
but don't cry for me honor me
I have left this world
but I will see you again
I have left this world
but I forever remain with you
April 19, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts are with the O'Neil family at this very sad time. I can only imagine how devasting this is for all the VTech families.
April 19, 2007
As a mother with a University student, I can't even imagine your pain. We are praying for you. May the Lord bless you and your family.
April 19, 2007
May God's mercy keep your loved ones that you left behind patient and in the best of well-being.
April 19, 2007
My heart goes out to your family and friends. Your dedication and spirit will be missed. I will pray for peace and understanding.
April 19, 2007
Dear Bill, Jean, and Erin,

We are so sorry for your loss. We can't even imagine your pain and sorrow. Please know you and Dan are in our prayers.

Love,
April 19, 2007
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this time of mourning. May you find comfort and peace in GOD's loving embrace.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 19, 2007
mydeepest symponthies my thought and my pRAYERS GOES OUTTO THE VICTIMS.. AS I WATCHED THE NEWSON TELEVISONS I FEEL SAD FOR THESE STUDENTS..AGAINMY PRAYERSAND THOUGHTS ARE WITHYOU AND YOUR FAMILY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.. MAY YOU BE AT PEACE MAY THE ANGELS BE WITH YOU .. GOD WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU..FROMRANDY KETHKAN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
April 19, 2007
Im so sorry for your loss, words cant describe the pain I feel, just know that your family is in my prayers, my god be with all of you.
April 19, 2007
Hi My name is Hailey.. I am from Mesa, AZ.. My deepest apologys are with you.. Your family has captured my love and prayers.. May you and all the other vicitms Fly like angels and help protect us from this pain again... I LOVE YOU ALL....
April 19, 2007
May God bless you and ur family in there time of need. May your memory live on as you make your way to heaven!

Peter van Gaal
President
Animal Search And Rescue ( A-SAR )
Europe - The Netherlands
April 19, 2007
we are sorry for your loss. may god be with you always.
April 19, 2007
May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of morning. Sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. Dan was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I will hold the childhood memories I have close to my heart and never forget the great person he was.
April 19, 2007
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
April 19, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 19, 2007
With our deepest sympathy-We're Sorry.May The Lord comfort you.
April 19, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God and his angels stand by you during this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
Dear Bill, Jean, and Erin,

We are so sorry for your loss. We can't even imagine the pain and suffering you are going through. Please know you and Dan are in our prayers.
April 19, 2007
My deepest sympathies. May God touch you and your loved ones with his grace, love and comfort today and everyday. May you find peace as time moves forward.
April 19, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
Condolences and deep sympathy for your family. From Mary-Indonesia
April 19, 2007
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
This is a tragedy for all Americans. I know we are thousands of miles away, but we feel your grief and would take it from you if we could. Take one day at a time. It's not true that time will heal. I know that firsthand. But what will carry you is the grace of God and his love that he has for you. And, his strong hand that will gently lead and guide you each day if you trust him. Lean on him for he is strong as we our weak. We're praying for you all that you'll be strengthened and comforted with Gods peace.
April 18, 2007
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Daniel. He is playing his music now to comfort you and the angels above. May Daniel's loving spirit and memories bring you peace.....
April 18, 2007
FLY WITHT THE ANGELS.
April 18, 2007
From my family to yours, "OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY" May God bless you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Remember all of the good times you shared and cherish them always!
April 18, 2007
My daughter is a freshman at Lafayette College. My heart goes out to you during this terribly sad and shocking time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
April 18, 2007
I went to Lafayette College with Dan. He and I were two of the five students from Rhode Island. I was in a jam one time with no money and no way home for the holdiays. Dan saved the day and got me squeezed into his fathers car. Although this isn't a profound story it is a testament to his generosity and kindness. I have been his friend ever since. We became closer towards the end of our days at Lafayette College and I must admit I was happy everytime I ran into him. It was a combination of his warm personality and the fact that he had become a familiar face in a far away place. I have lost a freind and I will miss him dearly.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the family and Friends of Daniel.

Sean
Ontario Canada
April 18, 2007
My prayers go out to Daniel's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a senseless tragedy and I hope it helps to know the whole world has you all in their prayers and thoughts.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Daniel. I will keep you in my prayers. May God comfort you. God bless you.
April 18, 2007
I knew Daniel at Lafayette his freshman, and my sophomore year. He was so great. He would always play his guitar in the hallway, I remember specifically he would play the John Mayer song, "Your Body is a Wonderland" because I loved that song at the time. I am so sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
Our family is holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let your faith hold you strong and may you feel the comfort only God can give.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:" Ecc. 3:1-8
April 18, 2007
I saw your pictures and heard your music on your website. It was very upsetting that a very talented young man like yourself or anybody for that fact had to be part in this tragedy.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
Words cannot begin to express the sympathy I feel for the tragic and senseless loss of your beloved Daniel. Your family (as all of the families who lost a loved one that day) are in my thoughts. I prey that somehow, you will find the strength to remember Daniel as we all hope to be remembered, with warmth and joy for having great fortune of being blessed (even for a short time) with this man in your life.
April 18, 2007
Rest in peace sweet Daniel..So many young lives taken way before their time..What a nightmare for all in the upcoming days. Lives have been changed forever. Watch over your family, they will need your strength. God Bless you...
April 18, 2007
you will be missed by all the lion's, dan.
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
My heart goes out to your family and I'm sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
Daniel, you will keep your good work in haven with the angels. May god give the comfort that your family need in these time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
as a parent of a vt student my heart aches for you and your family you are in our prayers may god guide you through this difficult time

paul and linda
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the O'Neil family.
April 18, 2007
The promise of his gifts, still await you. For where he is, you will one day follow. Until then, may God lift you upon the wings of angels, and soften the hurts, and heal your hearts. God bless you all, family and friends.
April 18, 2007
To put faces and personal info with the number 32 is totally over whelming...My heart hurts for the loss of your children, my stomach is sick...my mind can not comprehend!
April 18, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. My heart aches.
April 18, 2007
To the family of Daniel O'Neil you have our deepest sympathy in Greenville SC. May Daniel fly to heaven and be with the angels. May God continue to bless you during this sad time.
April 18, 2007
NO FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE THE NIGHTMARE YOUR GOING THROUGH. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
April 18, 2007
May God bless his beautiful soul and give his loved ones infinite patience.
April 18, 2007
To the parents and family:
My husband and I lost our only child, a beautiful young lady, many years ago. It was the worst thing I've ever been through, and I didn't know how life could go on for us, but gradually, the pain has diminished. We're talking about a seven to ten year window, here, so you will have to work through it. The word 'Waves' comes to mind. Over time, they will be smaller and further apart. Don't let anyone try to rush you through your grieving, but DO try to get busy with something to take your mind off of it. Nothing will fill the void of a lost child, but they would want you to move on and enjoy life. The love between a parent and child can last forever, and someday I believe you will see your baby, again. My heart goes out to you and I share a little of your pain, because I know how it feels. No one should have to bury their child, but we have to trust God, who gave them to us.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you.
April 18, 2007
We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of your child. We pray that you will find peace, strength and courage in his memory.
April 18, 2007
Your Son will be remembered for his wonderful life. May he live in your hearts forever.
April 18, 2007
The good die young..

'I told you we'd make it to the sunshine one day..you just got there a little quicker'
April 18, 2007
God be with you and your family. Look to the lord. He will guide you in your time of need.
April 18, 2007
God is in control and is now holding Daniel close to His heart. He is now in the presence of God and is at peace. I am praying for you and your family.

(Brittany D. Joseph, freshman: University of North Texas @ Denton)
April 18, 2007
Family and Friends of Daniel-

May God give you comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
April 18, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

April 18, 2007
May God Bless your family in your time of sorrow and keep you Strong at all times when you need him.
April 18, 2007
To Danny's family:
I just wanted to say that Dan was an AMAZING person. When I entered high school I met him because of track and cross country and instantly I fell in love with his personality. He was so motivational, such a comical guy, and most of all one of the most genuinely sweet people I have EVER met. Although I was only able to get to know Dan through one year, I will cherish every memory I have with him. I am so lucky to have had such an incredible person in my life.I'm sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
I may have not known anyone who lost their life, but I pray for everyone involved, and you will always be in my thought!
April 18, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE
April 18, 2007
Our hearts in Michigan go out to your family. I am sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
My deepest condolences to O'Neil family. . My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you in your time of sorrow...and loss of loved one. God Bless You All.
April 18, 2007
i love you danny.
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and your family... We are all praying for you and your family... We will never forget!!!
April 18, 2007
May your family be consoled by their wonderful memories. I am a mother of a college student and can only imagine how they feel.
God bless
April 18, 2007
My heart breaks for you. Daniel sounds like a loving an loyal son.
April 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

heal4michael@yahoo.com
April 18, 2007
ALTHOUGH I DIDNT KNOW ANY OF THE VICTIMS MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF EACH AND EVERYONE WHO LOST A CHILD. I LIVE IN RI, AND MY WHOLE FAMILY IS FROM VIRGINIA. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND FRIENDS. TO THE FAMILY OF DANIEL I HEARD HIS MUSIC AND I WANTED YOU TO KNOW HIS VOICE AND SONGS ARE BEAUTIFUL I CRIED WHEN THEY PLAYED HIS SONG ON THE NEWS.
April 18, 2007
May almighty God surround you and your love ones during this difficult time and in the days to follow. You are in thought and prayers. Morris Crowder, Jr.
April 18, 2007
The whole country is crying with you and praying for you.
April 18, 2007
Althought I didn't know any of the victims involved in this terrible Tragedy that ended so many lives on Monday April 16, 2007; my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to each and every victims family and friends.I know that no words or gestures can ease the pain that each of you are feeling at this time. But my hopes and prayers are that each of you will hold on to the good that these wounderful VT students and staff brought into their loved ones, and everyone around thems lives. Take comfort in the fact that you will see your loved one again in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Live each and everyday in memory of your loved one, live the life that was so tragicly taking from them far to early.

God Bless You All <3

And I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to spread PEACE and Humanity to every person who crosses your path. Not just for the next week, but for everyday that you are here on Earth.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss i pray that God is with your family
April 18, 2007
My heart and prayers go out Daniel's parents- I can't begin to imagine the sadness you have of losing your son. As a parent, there is no worse fear....may God and all the love of your friends and family keep you warm during this very sad time.
April 17, 2007
ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW ANY OF THE VICTIMS OF THIS HORRIBLE TRAGEDY I AM A RHODE ISLAND RESIDENT. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE VICTIMS AMD THERE FAMILYS OF THIS TRAGIDY
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