Donald Thomas Daniels III, 50, passed away on July 22, 2021 at Midstate Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Middletown, CT on September 18, 1970, he was the son of Donald Daniels Jr. and Theresa (Mastrangelo) Daniels. He resided in Wallingford but grew up in Meriden and studied liberal arts at Asnuntuck Community College.
Don was the owner of New Haven County Tattoo Co. for several years. He loved art and has been tattooing for the past 30 years. Don loved attending tattoo conventions, fundraising in support of various causes and hosting events. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved Harley's. Don loved wrestling and football having played in his youth. He enjoyed stock car racing and built a stockcar for the M80 Race Car Team he ran with his father. Don liked MMA and loved his dogs.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Marie Horkavy (Allan Massicott); his grandson, Zachary Massicott and his two sisters, Deborah Lee Crasso (Bill) and Sarah C. Matteson (Sean). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Rebekah, Anthony (Noriko), Gina and Jakob, Wesley and Natalie, his grandnephew, Niko as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Don was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Angelo and Columbia Mastrangelo, his paternal grandparents, Donald and Frances Daniels and his two uncles, John Daniels and William Daniels.
The funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Meriden Antique Veterans - Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main St., Meriden CT 06451 For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com
Published by The Record-Journal from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.