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Daniel J Mascarenas
July 29, 1961 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Daniel Mascarenas Obituary
Daniel J. Mascarenas, known to all as "Danny," was born on July 29, 1961, in Embudo, New Mexico, and he took his final curtain call on November 6, 2023, in Thornton, Colorado. Now, we're not sure what caused Danny's exit from the stage of life, but we're pretty sure it was because he finally ran out of jokes to tell.
Danny was the life of the party, a man who could make a brick wall crack a smile. He was a loving father, a funny brother, and a handy man to have around. He was the kind of guy who could fix a leaky faucet with one hand while cracking jokes with the other. He was the kind of man who could make you laugh so hard you'd forget why you were mad at him in the first place.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Frank Mascarenas, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Garcia. But don't worry, we're sure they're all up there having a grand old time, probably laughing at one of Danny's jokes. He is survived by his parents, Patricia and Vincente Torrez, his children, Danny (Sebrina) Sotelo, Jeanine (Sixto) Romero, and JoJo Valenzuela, his siblings, Shirley Vialpando and Dennis Mascarenas, and a whole bunch of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and two step-children who will miss his infectious laughter and his never-ending supply of jokes.
Danny had a lot of construction experience, and by that, we mean he could build a house with his eyes closed and one hand tied behind his back. He was the kind of guy who could hammer a nail with a banana and make it look easy. But don't let his handyman skills fool you, Danny was also a man who loved the great outdoors. He loved to fish, and he loved to be outside, preferably with a beer in one hand and a fishing rod in the other.
Danny was a man who loved his women, his beer, and his catchphrases. He was known for his favorite sayings, "I'm the N***a from da Riva," "We don't steal, we kill," and "What, Bud." And while we're not entirely sure what they all mean, we know they were delivered with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face.
Danny was a man who lived life to the fullest, a man who loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was a man who could light up a room with his presence, a man who could make a rainy day feel like a sunny afternoon. He was a man who will be missed by all who knew him, but his spirit, his laughter, and his jokes will live on in our hearts forever.
So, here's to Danny, a man who knew how to live, how to laugh, and how to love. A man who left us too soon, but who left us with a lifetime of laughter and love. A man who will be remembered not for how he died, but for how he lived. A man who was, in every sense of the word, a true comedian.
So, let's raise a glass to Danny, and remember him not with tears, but with laughter. Because that's how he would have wanted it.
Celebration of Life 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 25th at The Crossing Church 3501 W. 104th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031.