OBITUARY

Daniel Gaudioso

November 12, 1977June 8, 2019

Dan Gaudioso, a longtime resident of Lindenhurst, L.I., passed on Saturday, June 8th, at the age of 41 years.

Dan is survived by his parents - Agnes and Dominick Gaudioso; his brother, Thomas Gaudioso; his brother, Dr. Anthony Gaudioso and brother-in-law, Keith; and his nephews - Tommy, Casey, Zacharey, Matthew and Benjamin Gaudioso.

Dan loved animals, and always took good care of them. Over the years he had dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and fish. He loved to travel and went to Europe, the Dominican Republic, Las Vegas, California, Florida and Canada. He loved to ride bikes, surf, sky dive, skate board and ride motorcycles, snowboarding and all active sports. Dan belonged to the Truck Club, and loved to work on his cars and motorcycles. When he would go to the Dominican Republic, he would give a bag of clothes to the poor. He would cut coupons from the newspapers to get food that he could donate to the poor.

These heartfelt words are written by his brother, Thomas..."My little brother. Danny! What can I say about him? Well, he followed in my footsteps. In many ways, good and bad! I remember a time I think it was, Thanksgiving, at my moms, so while at the table he starts talking about going down the steps on his snowboard or skateboard, I don’t remember which one it was, anyway, I say you do not do that or you can’t either way. He swore he could, so I called his bluff and dared him to do it, right now. And here’s where he took after me, he got his board and did it. Needless to say he broke his foot and “I” ruined the holidays. I’m going to miss getting you into mischief little brother. PS. He was in his 30s when this took place."

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home for visitation on Wednesday, June 12th from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:30 p.m. The Funeral Prayer Service will take place at 8:00 p.m., by Deacon Phil Mills of Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Copiague. Cremation will be private.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Prayer Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation

Memories

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Anthony Gaudioso

June 12, 2019

Daniel, our baby brother has transcended to a better place! He shared my love for animals and had many pets! He is now at peace, surrounded by all the souls of all our beloved departed pets and animal angels!! He loved the ocean and wanted to go to Costa Rica on his next vacation...so some of his ashes will travel there with me (when I go to do turtle rescue in November) and be released in the sea giving energy and his love for animals back to nature.

Stark Wilz

June 12, 2019

Daniel, whom I heard of referred to as “Danny” and “Dan” and “Daniel” interchangeably, but always in reference to a certain age or experience of his beloved brothers or parents, never seemed to be without some animal, some little critter, nearby – a friend to love. Human beings appeared to fall short in their understanding of Daniel’s gentle soul, so he did the wise thing and turned to the animals among us, God’s creatures like himself, souls to nurture and care for, souls for companionship, love and a sort of understanding that people often appear to lack. Daniel was kind and quiet, otherworldly and somewhat separated, like the animals he cherished. I commend him for knowing himself and seeking friendship where it was judgement-free, devoid of consideration for appearances, utterly vulnerable and genuine – all of which describe the man himself. May Daniel now find the eternal peace he was searching for, and may all who knew him and loved him, humans and animals alike, recall the gentle spirit so similar to Saint Francis, who knew where to find, and spend, kindness and love, and who became known and eternally remembered for the virtue that unblemished and unconditional love bestow on all of us, humans and animals alike.

Michael Gaudioso

June 11, 2019

My cousin, my friend. We lived around the corner from each other, born a week apart, and were best friends growing up. I will remember you, not struggling or in pain, but smiling and laughing. You had a great laugh and left a lasting impression on people. I wish we could be kids again and play games, ride bikes, have sleepovers, swim in your pool. I wish we spent more time together. We always think there is time to do things in life, that there is always tomorrow to see or talk to someone, but often we are wrong and those we care about are taken from us before we are ready. It’s hard to believe that this real... I’ll miss you cuz.

Stephanie Flett

June 11, 2019

So many memories flood my mind when I think of you and I smile. Summertime with our whole family (Grandpa , Aunts & Cousins) So many memories to count . Playing with whatever animals you all had at the time .Your love for animals was so evident from when you were young . The past few years we spent many a night & day talking about the Shark you named Diablo! How you had obtained yet another Chiwah of some kind in the Dominican or Costa cannot keep track. They kept your hands full for sure . We had great conversations I will miss them! Love you Always Dear Cousin Until we meet again..
Love You,
Stephanie

Nancy Rojas

June 11, 2019


"This heavenly blue butterfly
will fly high in the sky,
higher and higher.
The sunlight will touch the blue
on its wings until it seems to disappear.
We think it is gone,
because the blue of the butterfly
is the exact same blue of the sky.
We think it is gone,
because our eyes are too weak to see—
and it is difficult to believe what we cannot see.
But the blue butterfly is not gone.
It is still flying, higher and higher,
nearer the sun. Blue against blue.
For now and forever."

I am so sorry for your loss ❤❤❤

Nancy Rojas

June 11, 2019


"This heavenly blue butterfly
will fly high in the sky,
higher and higher.
The sunlight will touch the blue
on its wings until it seems to disappear.
We think it is gone,
because the blue of the butterfly
is the exact same blue of the sky.
We think it is gone,
because our eyes are too weak to see—
and it is difficult to believe what we cannot see.
But the blue butterfly is not gone.
It is still flying, higher and higher,
nearer the sun. Blue against blue.
For now and forever."

I am so sorry for your loss ❤❤❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY