In Memory of Daniel Mustacato

Dan was a beloved husband to Elizabeth and devoted father to Phyllis, Emily and Erin.  To me, he was not only my cherished cousin but also my very dear friend.  He was the most amazing uncle to my sons,  John and Sam and was Sam’s Godfather, a role he filled perfectly.

He was an avid dog lover and left behind his two dogs, Bella and Luca, who will miss him dearly.   This picture above is of him and Bailey, his heart-dog who we know was the first to greet him at the rainbow bridge.

Dan was a kind and gentle man with the most infectious smile.  He listened more than he spoke, more interested in hearing about you than talking about himself.  Everyone in his presence felt loved, seen and heard.  He found gratitude in the smallest of things even at the worst of times.  Anger was not in his repertoire of emotions.  Instead he reached for understanding, compassion and grace.  His work ethic was beyond compare, even through his illness he would head straight to work after chemo sessions.  His dedication to providing for his family and to showing up for his workers and customers always came before his own comfort.  He showed up.  That’s what Dan did. That’s what he did for each and every one of us who were blessed to be loved by him.

He left us all with many lessons through his example of a life well-lived.  Lessons of altruism, empathy, goodness and selflessness.  He will be so deeply missed.  

Donations to help animals in his name would no doubt have made him smile… his beautiful smile.

Dr. Loudon

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Messages from In Memory of Daniel Donations

Dan, Although we only met you once, we were so looking forward to celebrating the joining of our families together. We miss the amazing strength you brought to everyone. Rest in peace. May your memory be a blessing to those you’ve left behind.

Steven and Arlene S ilverman.

Dan, my kids are your kids and we will share that forever. Mightily though they grieve but you will remain alive in their hearts & minds. You are and will be always be their hero. I am happy & grateful for that. I wish you had more ... of everything you had with Liz.
Godspeed my friend.

Santiago O rozco.

Rest in peace Danny you are loved
As well as your family
Friends of Family Betty Ellen and Carol Ann.
We too love animals
Melanie John Marlene Mike

Melanie C ocomazzi.

Dear Dan the Man, I'm sure you are surrounded by all your furry friends. We will miss you but your endless smile is embedded in our minds and in our hearts. Until we meet again my friend ❤️.

pina i annuzzi.

A great man leaves so many heartbroken No words can fill that void.

Jana & Joe H family.

Our deepest sympathies during this very sad time.
Sending love,
Art Cosmetics

Lori K utch.

Danny was a great guy and neighbor. Taught us how to rig up our generator to our whole house, which kept us warm during many blizzards and hurricanes. He will be missed. His cause suits him well.

Collin B usch.

Thinking of all of you during this devastating time. What a wonderful way to honor Dan through his love of animals!! ❤️

Deborah K ourgelis.

Liz and family, i am so very deeply sorry for your loss. Time with a loved one is never enough. Liz keeping you in my prayers that your memories will keep your heart full. I know your kids and your family will. With all my love, your friend Theresa Ulczak

theresa u lczak.

Liz, Emily, Phyllis and family,
This is an amazing cause for an even more amazing man.Sending my love and thinking of you all.

Kelly F itzpatrick.

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all ❤️

Kate F itzpatrick.

There are not enough beautiful words to describe the ♥️ and animal loving person as Danny.His kindness ,compassion, & gentle way always made one feel happy and comfortable. What an incredible man is all we can say, he will be terribly missed by us & so many. God is sending him straight to heaven.J&P

Joanne R osten.

Messages from Memorial Donations

Sending Our Love. Joe Sciara/ Michael Smith

Joseph S ciara.

cherish all your wonderful memories with Dan. Keeping you in my prayers.xoxo

Kristina C hristensen.

Dear Liz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We loved Danny. love Stacey and John Sass

Stacey S ass.

Messages from In-Honor Donations

So very sorry for your tremendous loss, Liz, Emily, Phyllis and family. Thinking of you during this difficult time and holding you in our hearts. Lots of love, Neal & Chris

Neal F essler.

Sending love and our deepest condolences to you and your beautiful daughters.

Chris P orrino.