What a shock. So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We had few chuckles together as cousins
Dan you were a good man and a good friend. You will be missed. God Bless
My condolences to Dan's family. He was such a wonderful man and one of my favorite customers at Publix. He will truly be missed by all of us!
I thank everyone for their kind comments on my son, Dan. Our hearts ache despite our belief that he is safe with God. He took such great and loving care of his late step dad, Jimmy and me. "Oorah!" dearest Danno until I can hug you again. Love, Ma
Words will never be able to express how much I miss Dan. I met him at Publix a few years back and we instantaneously became good friends. We occasionally would meet up at the gym and do the spinning class together and Dan would ALWAYS take the time to look me up at Publix almost daily when he would stop in for a few things. I still catch myself looking for him to talk about our day. We had a few inside jokes that still bring a smile to my face when I think about them. He was truly loved and he was an amazing person that touched my heart. Until we meet again my friend...
My deepest condolences to Dan's family and friends.
I was shocked to hear of Dan's passing yesterday and so sorry for your loss! I did not know him very long but enjoyed our conversations at Starbucks and will miss him. He was a good, kind and compassionate man.
Dan you will be surly missed.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
take care my friend
In the five years I have known Dan and seen him almost daily at my Publix location, he always had a smile and kind words. He took great care of his parents and when he aked for help with anything, it was always for them, never for himself. I was always happy to see him and he always made my day a little better and made me smile when he would come in. I have been away on vacation and cannot believe I will not see him again when I return to work. The world will be a little bit darker without his bright shining spirit. I will miss you Dan, it was a privilege to know you. Thank you for the laughs, the smiles, and your service to our country.
So sad to hear about Danny. I have many happy childhood memories of our friendship in Beaconsfield.
Sending my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
As easy as Dan made life for those around him, it's a difficult task he leaves us with. That of coping with the loss of his generous spirit, his easy-going manner, his abundant cheer, and a reliance on memory as the only way forward. We were the fastest of friends from our first encounter -- over purloined tenderloin -- more than three decades ago. And while wheels and willingness were part of the draw, his engaging wit and endearing personality surely were pillars of enduring fealty. And I reckon that stems from his upbringing and his family, who opened heart and home -- more than once when it was most-needed -- and to whom I'll always be grateful. We shared so many adventures and so much time in each other's company both during and after high school -- from standing around a keg to tooling around in 'The Peanut', from the Pitch table to the foosball table, from the Window on the World in the Upper Chamber to bingers in basements on Crescent Road, from spotlight-dance road trips to his well-recollected Montrebec, and in apartments and flophouses that reached from North Avenue to Flynn Avenue -- that even when our paths diverged into the wider world, such were the experiences shared, the cast of characters and the like-mindedness they combined to forge that the kinship never ebbed. In the years that followed, no visit home was complete without meeting up with DC. And we traced each other's trails, from Johnson State to the state of Florida, spending time and making memories whenever we could and at points on two continents. Dan's was the sort of genuine friendship that makes life worth living. And for which I am both fortunate and appreciative. I miss him more than words can say.
I looked forward to seeing Dan every week at Publix. He had an amazing smile and always cheered me up when he stopped by. I will miss him so much, such a gentle, sweet man. To his family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
A true "Dawn Patrol Warrior" and warm presence. Rest in peace, Dancing Bear. I will miss you.
Dan: I met you when the troops were deployed . . . leaving from Collins Perley, St. Albans, VT, to Camp Shelby . . .you consoled me as it was a very difficult day for many of us. You wanted to ease Dennis' pain as he was leaving his only son and family. I had the privilege of going to Camp Shelby before you left for Iraq. You toured Dennis ("Tops"), mom (Denise Sheridan) and I around Camp Shelby. I even got to try on Dennis' uniform. . .what a hoot! It was always comforting to know you had Dennis' back. You were a great friend and family member! You will truly be missed. May you RIP Daniel James Cotter!! (Dennis Sheridan's sister, Patti Bourbeau)
Danny was such a sweetheart! I will always remember dancing in the living room with Dan, Sue and dog Katie to Roxy Music after school. He will be missed..... Rest in peace.
Rosemary, Sue and John,
So saddened to hear of Danny's passing. I have so many fond childhood memories of Danny and all of the Cotter family. I love this photo of him!! My deepest condolences to all of you. Love, Kathy Dedrick Jauron
As long as it's been since we've spoken, his kind and gentle soul will never be forgotten!
PRAYS coming from the Sheridans, Dan never fail to address my son as Tops,out of respect for Dennis rank,and the year they did in Iraq always New he had Dens back.PLEASE CALL IF I can help
I am really glad I got to know you. I remember the days at Camp Shelby before you guys shipped off and then when we returned, and you were working on ADOS before you left for Florida. You will be missed
He was part of our "family" too, and will be sadly missed.....
Rosemary, John & Susan,
It's been years since our Mapledale Place days, but we'll never forget all the fun we had with our wonderful neighbors. I'm so sorry to learn of Danny's untimely passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. With love, Karen (Bogardus) Haller
D.C. You will be missed. Although it has been years since I had seen Dan, I will always remember our times in BVT. Dan was one of a kind. Viva Roxy Music!, you Mad Canadian!!!
My condolences to the Cotter family.