In Loving Memory of
Daniel Andres "Danny" Vasquez
August 27, 1986 - July 4, 2004
Daniel Andres Vasquez was born on August 27, 1986 at Columbus Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. He was my first born. My name is Aida Vasquez and his Dad's name is George Vasquez. He has a younger sister Stephanie Vasquez who is now 25 years old. Danny as we lovingly called him was a very happy and active baby. He was also very very smart. Danny started walking when he was 8 months old.
He never ever crawled. He just got up and dashed. Danny was extremely energetic and got into everything so he kept us going.
When Danny was 2 years old, I decided that it was time for daycare but I was worried that he would not like it there. Boy was I wrong! Danny went right in and told me "Bye Mommy, see you later."
God how I cried! This marked the beginning of Danny's independence
and his zest for life.
I never had to teach him how to ride a bike, roller-skate, or even drive a car. He just knew how to do these things.
He loved the outdoors and lived his short life to the fullest.
This picture was taken on June 4, 2004, the day of Danny's prom. Mom is with him in this picture
Danny and his true love Marissa, ready for the prom.
These three special gifts for Angel Danny are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.
These are two beautiful and loving gifts for Angel Danny from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.
This lovely gift for Angel Danny is from my friend Janet.
I canít believe that you have been gone for thirteen years!
It feels like a lifetime ago and yet my heart aches as if it were yesterday.
There is not one second of the day that goes by that I donít think about you.
I miss you so much!
I still canít accept the fact that I will never see you again on this earth.
It is so hard to have to go on with life when yours is now over!
You were so young! You were not supposed to die at seventeen!
WHY? I ask over and over again. Why did this happen to you?
Why did I have to bury my first born son?
Why werenít you given the chance to live until your hair turned gray?
Why arenít you here to protect your sisters as most big brothers do?
Why will you never be able to go fishing with your Dad
and act silly as you both always did?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
No matter how many times I ask, I get no answers.
I hope that when my time to leave this earth arrives,
God reveals to me why
I had to bury my son.
For now, I have no choice but to live with all the memories.
They are all precious and I hold them deep inside my broken heart.
My beloved Danny, no matter how many years go by without you here,
I promise that I will always be the mother that loves and adores her son!
As always, I am here if you ever need me!!!!!
I Love You Danny!!!!!
In Loving Memory for my precious son
Danny A. Vasquez, 8/27/86 Ė 7/4/04
Submitted lovingly by Aida Vasquez
For the graphics on Danny's web page, I would definitely want things related to football, Angels, crosses because he loved crosses, butterflies, birds(doves) because he once told me that if he could be an animal he would want to be a bird so he could fly,
anything related to romance such as hearts, flowers because he was a very romantic person. His favorite color was blue.
Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
with few disturbances and interruptions.
Once in a while, sadness would come to the community
when one of
their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad
would never be seen again.
They knew when this happened; their
friend was dead, gone forever.
Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
to climb up that stem.
However, he was determined that he would
not leave forever.
He would come back and tell his friends
he had found at the top.
When he reached the top and climbed out of the water
surface of the lily pad, he was so tired,
and the sun felt so
warm, that he decided he must take a nap.
As he slept, his body
and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
with broad wings and a slender body
designed for flying.
So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty
of a whole
new world and a far superior way of life
to what he had never
Then he remembered his beetle friends
and how they were thinking
by now he was dead.
He wanted to go back to tell them,
explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.
But, his new body would not go down into the water.
not get back to tell his friends the good news.
understood that their time would come,
when they, too, would
know what he now knew.
So, he raised his wings and flew off
into his joyous new life!
We still have Danny's first car in the garage. He loved that car.
He loved to drive. He also loved the outdoors
so anything related to nature would be great.
Danny was also a great brother. He had his share of fights with his sister but he always protected her from others especially boys. In his last days Danny and his sister had begun bonding even more since they were now both teenagers. He would take her to several places in his car. They would as teenagers say "hang out." They would especially love to go eat at McDonald's since this was Danny's favorite place to eat. He could eat McDonald's every single day. His favorites were the Chicken sandwich and french fries with extra extra ketchup.
Every night as I lay
down to sleep,
I lay my head down
as I begin to weep.
The thought of
your strong embrace,
Brings such a sweet memory and smile to my face.
The thought of you
not being here,
How painful it is
to think of, my dear.
I think of the past
and fall into a trance,
My mind begins to wonder and dance.
As the tears begin to fall,
I get up and look
in the mirror in awe.
How could such a young life come to an end?
Now my life
has begun to bend.
I walk down the hall and pass your untouched room,
I suddenly become
distraught and gloom.
I open the door
and you're not inside,
The agonizing pain makes me want to run and hide.
I realize that I can
no longer pretend,
My life too
will come to an end.
Stephanie Andrea Vasquez
In loving memory of my big brother
Daniel Andres Vasquez
I love you!
Danny was also an excellent football player. He started playing pop-warner and played throughout his high school years. He would not play any other sport because Football was his love and passion. He had dreams of becoming a famous football player for the NFL.
Danny also loved all types of animals. I remember one day I found a pigeon in a dog cage in our backyard. Danny had put it in there trying to nurse it back to health because it had a broken wing. He had given it water and bread and had also tried to secure the wing with some Band-Aids. He could not save the bird and became highly upset. This is just one story of the many animals he tried to rescue.
He had great compassion for anyone or anything in pain.
He was just a great loving and very sensitive kid! He loved little babies and was great with them because they loved him right back. He was also very compassionate with the homeless and the less fortunate. He would not have a problem with giving someone the last dollar in his pocket or buying a hungry person on a corner a slice of pizza. He was also a very faithful friend. They could count on him at any time. This is one of the reasons why my son died. He was coming home from visiting a friend in need. Instead of coming home to sleep
he responded to a call from a friend who was in crisis. On his way home he fell asleep and crashed into a tree.
"Missing My Danny"
The hardest part of losing my son is the "missing."
I miss his physical presence
and I will miss what he would have looked like
the years go by.
I miss hearing his voice
asking me for motherly advice
or just telling me that he loves me
and he will be
I miss his warm hugs
and the feel of his rough hands as I held him
needed to be comforted and loved.
I miss looking into his eyes
and knowing his thoughts and his feelings without
any spoken words.
I miss all the wonderful times we shared
and all the
challenges a teenager brings that kept me on edge.
I miss creeping into his room as he slept
and just looking at him in amazement
and thanking God for giving me such a precious gift
which two years ago
I had to return.
I miss his dry humor and all of the pranks
he pulled on me
that made me want to
wring his neck.
I miss the everyday events that I took for granted
because I never thought that
he would walk out the door to never return.
I miss my precious son Danny and all of the milestones
that should have taken
place but I will never get to see them
just because his young life came to an
I miss my life as I once knew it
and now I have to continue living
when part of
me has died.
I miss you Danny!
I know that only you and God know just how much!
!Te amo hijo mio!
Submitted by Aida Vasquez
In loving memory of my son,
Danny A. Vasquez
8/27/86 - 7/4/04
Dear Aida and Family
A very handsome young man
Gone way too soon
I am so very sorry for your loss
NOW DANNY LIVES WITH OUR LORD
Sue-Anne~~~And My ANGEL Lee
In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera
A small gift for the Vasquez family from one grieving parent
to another. God bless you all.
GEOFFREY P. EDWARDS
With My Love For Danny
God Grant You Eternal Rest In His Kingdom
A friend can hear a tear drop.
This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Daniel Andres Vasquez
on July 2, 2007
Last updated: July 5, 2017
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