ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daniel DiPasquale 56 years old , born on May 30, 1964 and passed away on June 11, 2020. We will remember him forever.

Due to COVID-19, all services have been handled privately.  The family had a Funeral Mass in Dan's memory at The Church of St. Veronica, Howell.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donation's may be made to:
American Diabetes Association

Posted by Jon Snyder on July 5, 2020
 Most of these tributes are from life long friends and acquaintances, but rest assured the butterfly effect is a serious phenomena. Danny and I worked together for a very short time in a very unlikely place (a cabinet shop). For both of us it was probably akin to a leaf blowing in the wind; but our paths crossed and I am richer for the experience. I was going through an extremely difficult period in my life, and not embracing much - but Danny was hard to ignore. I am grieved beyond measure, but be assured Danny impacted more than a "local" crowd, and his presence is left in many hearts. Citrus County FL.
Posted by Dan Massa on June 19, 2020
Unfortunately I have not seen Danny in decades but he is not a person you can easily forget. He was bigger than life and a funny and great guy to be around .... just like the rest of the DiPasquale family . We grew up only 1 block away and used to play pick up football or other sports at Taunton school, directly across the street from their house. In fact if you you arrived to the school by yourself , with one knock on the DiPasquale’s door , you would have enough people for a game within minutes . Danny passed far too early and I only wish we had crossed paths more recently. He will be missed by his family and friends and I know that God has a special place in heaven for him! My condolences to the entire DiPasquale family !
Posted by Richard Morrison on June 17, 2020
My heart is broken. I loved Danny very much. We talked on the phone all the time. I will miss him always. We pray for the repose of his soul and for peace, strength and comfort for Kitty, Chuck and the family. Danny was a kind and generous man.
Posted by Mike Libonati on June 17, 2020
WE GO BACK A LONG LONG TIME SO MANY LAUGHS AND TONS OF FUN WE HAD TOGETHER, WE WERE GREAT FRIENDS PRACTICALLY FAMILY, HOPEFULLY WHEN WE MEET AGAIN AND REPEAT ALL THOSE LAUGHS AND FUN WE HAD TOGETHER, THE HARDEST PART IS DELETING YOUR PHONE NUMBER OUT OF MY PHONE KNOWING YOU WONT BE CALLING ANYMORE, GONNA MISS YAH BUDDY !  
Posted by John DiPasquale on June 16, 2020
We will miss you Dman i will always keep you in my heart and my memories and what great ones I have from our youth Rest In Peace My Cousin until we see each other again Love Ya 
Posted by AnnMarie Flynn on June 16, 2020
Big Danny, I will miss your great big hugs and infectious smiles .  You always had great things to say about every one. I am at a HUGE Loss with this news... Just know I will cherish our friendship forever. Miss you already .  You truly are One of a KInd.... my Prayers to your Family... 
Love always,
Ann Marie
Posted by Kathy Balla on June 16, 2020

" A special smile, a special face in our hearts, a special place. Memories are a gift to treasure, ours of yours will last forever."
Big Dan you will be truly missed, we take comfort in knowing you and Danny are together

John and Kathy
Posted by Lisa Franey on June 16, 2020
I would encounter Dan while I was walking my dogs or taking a walk myself. I will miss him a lot. He always lifted my spirits up with a funny story or joke. I think many of the people in our neighborhood will miss him for the same reason. God rest his soul. My condolences to all of his family.
Posted by Cindy Dwyer on June 15, 2020
"In your life you touched so many.
In your death many lives were changed."

Rest in peace, Danny. You will be missed.
Posted by Pattie Dwyer on June 15, 2020
Danny. You will forever be in our hearts. We will miss you always. You were such a great guy, always lending a helping hand to us whenever we needed something. Always happy and smiling. Gone way to soon my cousin. Rest Easy now Danny. Forever in our hearts The Dwyer Cousins
Posted by Christine Gilfillen on June 15, 2020
Nice guy gone too soon ..rest easy till me meet again..xxoo
Posted by Beth Balzer on June 15, 2020
you will forever be remembered by me as the first...the first friend, the first boyfriend, the first love. we always had fun, especially on the playground at taunton school. you may be gone but you will never, ever be forgotten. love you! beth presser-balzer
Posted by Kristin DiPasquale on June 15, 2020
Uncle Danny was an amazing uncle who has left us to soon. No one had a bigger heart (or nicer hair) then him! I am going to miss his amazing hugs and hearing him tell his jokes and stories. Heaven gained a great new angel. Love and miss you Uncle Danny.
Posted by Naran Balsirow on June 15, 2020
Dan was a true and great friend, brutally honest and funny as can be. We shared many laughs and good times together. Danny was always there for you whenever you called, he had a heart of gold, always willing to lend a hand. My heart is hurting and will be for some time, because it’s hard to lose someone as special as Danny. I’ll always love and miss him forever. RIP brother love, Naran
Posted by Drew LaFrennie on June 15, 2020
Big Danny - the name said it all . And if you knew him you loved him. Losing someone we all called brother way too young is not only difficult to comprehend, it’s almost impossible to say how I’m sure everyone feels about him in a couple sentences so I will stop here and say you are loved and missed - there will never be another like you Danny

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Posted by Jon Snyder on July 5, 2020
 Most of these tributes are from life long friends and acquaintances, but rest assured the butterfly effect is a serious phenomena. Danny and I worked together for a very short time in a very unlikely place (a cabinet shop). For both of us it was probably akin to a leaf blowing in the wind; but our paths crossed and I am richer for the experience. I was going through an extremely difficult period in my life, and not embracing much - but Danny was hard to ignore. I am grieved beyond measure, but be assured Danny impacted more than a "local" crowd, and his presence is left in many hearts. Citrus County FL.
Posted by Dan Massa on June 19, 2020
Unfortunately I have not seen Danny in decades but he is not a person you can easily forget. He was bigger than life and a funny and great guy to be around .... just like the rest of the DiPasquale family . We grew up only 1 block away and used to play pick up football or other sports at Taunton school, directly across the street from their house. In fact if you you arrived to the school by yourself , with one knock on the DiPasquale’s door , you would have enough people for a game within minutes . Danny passed far too early and I only wish we had crossed paths more recently. He will be missed by his family and friends and I know that God has a special place in heaven for him! My condolences to the entire DiPasquale family !
Posted by Richard Morrison on June 17, 2020
My heart is broken. I loved Danny very much. We talked on the phone all the time. I will miss him always. We pray for the repose of his soul and for peace, strength and comfort for Kitty, Chuck and the family. Danny was a kind and generous man.
his Life
Dan DiPasquale, 56, of Howell passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at home. Dan was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 30th, 1964 to his parents Chuck & Kitty DiPasquale. Dan moved to Howell at 6 yrs old, and lived in lived in Howell until his passing.

“Big Dan”, as he was known, was a member of Laborers Union Local 77 and was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. He graduated from Howell High School in 1982 where he played football for the Howell Rebels. As a younger man, Dan even had a tryout for the Miami Dolphins in Florida. He thoroughly enjoyed Grateful Dead music, and would attend a concert with his friends whenever the band was in the area. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, and would regularly play at gatherings with family and friends.

Dan was a big man, with a huge heart and a larger than life personality. He always had a smile, a joke or a funny story to tell you when he saw you. He was always willing to help out family and friends, and would give you the shirt off his back.

Dan is survived by his parents, Chuck & Kitty, and his brothers and sisters, Charles DiPasquale Jr, John & Debbie DiPasquale, Pat & Rich Hawkins, Gary & Mona DiPasquale, Susan & John Fagioli, Linda and Wally Clayton, Ray & Marie DiPasquale, Gene & Tracey DiPasquale, Carolyn & Mike Culloo, Chris and Tricia DiPasquale, adopted brother Bob & Carol Johnston, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan had a very large extended circle of Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and many close friends, and will be dearly missed by all. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Arrangements are under the direction of the DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home, Howell, NJ. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no viewing. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

A Roman Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at St Veronica’s RC Church in Howell, NJ. Due to COVID 19 requirements this will be a private family ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org/donate).
Recent stories

Dan Dan Dan as my husband would say!

Shared by Betty P on June 26, 2020
BIG Dan you were Best Friends with my husband Danny Pcolar. You grew up together in New Jersey. My Danny passed away November 4, 2020....8 months ago from cancer he was 61.
Still learning how to live without him. It hurts. I know God has him in His arms and one day I will see him. You kept InTouch with me and I felt comfort. Sharing your memories of being with Danny made me happy. I have a voice mail message from you on my phone. I will always keep it. It's like you are still here. And Yes you are still here... in everyone that knew you! I will miss you terribly! A Big Heart full of Love and I'm Thankful to know you! Eternity with God in Heaven! Until then; I'll be seeing you. I Love you BIG DAN

One story after another...

Shared by Chris DiPasquale on June 18, 2020
When you think of Danny , you cant help but remember story on top of story that he would tell. There are so many that when you hear them  or read them , you would think they are all made up. But for the lucky ones that were close to him , you were there to validate each one of them.

So Here's  one of the many that my co-workers reminded me about yesterday when Danny was part of the RPS crew. 

We were in the process of doing a required "Tool Box Safety talk " out on a job-site . I don't remember what the talk was about , but Danny being Danny kept talking during it and interrupting. After a few Fat Jokes were thrown out there, Danny gave his standard retort of "Ill show you fat " . 

We laughed and he said "How would you like to see me drop my satchels on the ground and do a split  "   After a good laugh Dan asked us to throw out some cash and he would do it.
If you could imagine   a 6'4ish , biscuit under 400lb man  , drop and do a split , imagine it !!

Much to our surprise ,he did.  It is a lasting image that will never leave the 10 of us that saw it !

As he did his split , he exclaimed " Balls on the ground , Balls on the ground "

And for that he won the $25 Wawa gift card for the day ! 

That is Danny

(I'm sorry if i offend anyone, but there really is no other way to tell that story . My Mom doesn't do the "google thing" so she won't see this. And don't tell her  !!  )

Love you forever Danny

Shared by Hilary Murray on June 16, 2020
Your smile, BIG hug and weekly phone call always put the biggest smile on my face.  I will never forget ALL the good times we had over the last 37 years!  My parties will never be the same without you, but you will always be there in spirit!  RIP "Big Dan".

Love you forever,
Hilary