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Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian

Died: Mon., Dec. 23, 2013


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 01, 2014
Location: Quealy Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Thu., Jan. 02, 2014
Location: St. Bridget Church


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Marine Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian of Abington, killed in action Dec. 23, 2013 in Afghanistan while serving his 3rd tour at the age of 27. Loving husband of Erin (Doyle) Vasselian of Abington; Loving son of Mark A. Vasselian of NH and Karen (Connor) Vasselian of Abington; Loving brother of Jeannine, Julianne, and Joseph Vasselian all of Abington; Loving grandson of Jeanne Vasselian of Abington and the late Robert G. Vasselian, Thomas P. Connor of Quincy and the late Beverly Abbott; Loving son-in-law of David and Patricia (O’Neill) Doyle of Abington and family; Loving uncle of Cayleb and Shaelyn Berrio. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Daniel graduated from Abington High School Class of 2004 and joined the Marines in December of 2006 where he was stationed in Hawaii with 2/3 Echo Company Infantry with whom he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He re-enlisted for an additional four years and was stationed in Quantico, VA with CI Company as a combat instructor. He was last stationed with Bravo Company 1/9 at Camp Lejeune in the infantry unit before being deployed to Afghanistan.

Funeral from the Quealy & Son Funeral Home 116 Adams Street, Abington  Thursday January 2 at 8am followed by a mass in St. Bridget Church, Abington 9am. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 7pm. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Abington.

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Kathy O'Donovan
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
A true hero. So sorry to Erin and the Vasselian & Doyle families for your loss.

Dean Mini
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Deepest condolences to the Vasselian family. I salute you Sgt. Vasselian, Abington's Son - Semper Fi, God speed, rest warrior.

Thomas Hayden
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013

Gentle thoughts spray was sent by Thomas and Margaret Hayden.

The brief time our families were stationed together, we were very fortunate to have had. Danny inspired many to laugh, and his company was always enjoyed. Our house is heart broken that he has left this earth far to early. Our condolences are with Erin, and the family of Danny. We may travel the world but it only take one tragedy to bring us all back to each other. Your are in our hearts, minds, and prayers. Sincerely, Thomas and Margaret Hayden


Lee & Jackie Tinnin
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Dear Vasselian family, we are so very sorry to learn of the death of your beloved Daniel. We thank you for his service and ultimate sacrifice. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories. May God give you the strength and courage to move through these next few days and for the days to come. While we do not know each other we are family, our son is also a Marine. Please know that we are praying for all of you. God bless you, with love Lee & Jackie Tinnin Clio, MI

Kathy Prince
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of another Marine from the 1/9. My son Ty served with Sgt. Vasselain in Afghanistan, and my prayers are constantly with all of the young men and women over there. I pray that your family will have peace to sustain you through this terrible loss. God bless you all.

DaN & Alice Winters
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
No Words can say How Sorry we are For your Loss. Believe He resting with God. He did his Job keeping us All Free. A True Hero. Bless You All.

KENNETH CATLEDGE
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013

Patriotic Spirit Standing Spray was sent by 1st Battalion, 9th Marines.

On behalf of a grateful nation and an even more grateful Battalion. It was an honor to serve with Danny V. He was an extraordinary Marine and an even better man. We will miss him dearly. Semper Fidelis, LtCol Collier and SgtMaj Howard


Anthony Simon
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Anthony and Lauren Simon.

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sgt. Vasselian. May his courage, sense of duty, and leadership serve as inspiration to his fellow Marines and all who knew him.


Teri Hailstone
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Dear Karen and your beautiful family, We are so hurting for all of you on Danny's leaving us! I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you! He was a special human being loved by all. Words are hard to express my thoughts, my prayers are for all of you and may Danny rest in peace! A bright candle burns dim now, but shines brightly in our hearts! God bless you all! Love Teri H.

Christine
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Thank you for your service. My god give comfort to your loved ones.

William Furey, SGT of Marines 1947-1954
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
I salute Sgt. Dan and My prayers are with His famly

William Furey, SGT of Marines 1947-1954
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
I salute Sgt. Dan and My prayers are with His family

Joyce (Mattson) Gunter
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Thank you for serving. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless

The Harts
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
To the Vasselian Family;
Words can not express our gratitude for those who have served to protect our freedom. Our deepest sympathy on your loss.

Helena Manning
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
As a mother of a Marine, I am just truly sorry for your great loss. No words can bring comfort but the Comforter can and will. A heartfelt hug to all.

Jeannette & Walter Fitts
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Karen and Family - so heartfully sorry to hear about your loving son Daniel. You are in my thoughts and have send you a big hug which I will deliver on Wed in person. Jeannette

Jennifer Kossowski
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Danny was an inspiration, and will always be remembered as such. True heroes are few and far between.

Bob Wheeler Sr
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt Daniel Vassilian. May you rest in eternal peace Marine, Semper Fi from a former 1/9er, Vietnam, 66-67, The Walking Dead

Master Chief Robert Syler, HMCM (FMF) USN Retired
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
May God comfort you with His peace and strength. Daniel is a hero.
Please accept my sincere sympathies.

Doc Robert Syler
1/9 Network
Salado, Texas

Dave Granger
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
My heart felt thanks for your sacrifice. It's not much of a trade. A flag for a loved one. God Bless.
Dave Granger
B/1/9 '67-'68

Dick Stanley
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
R.I.P. Sgt. Daniel Vasselian. Your tour in the Marines & with The 1st Bn. 9th Marines is over. As a former 1/9 Marine my heart aches. My condolences to you wife & family. You will never be forgotten by you fellow 1/9 Marines.

Master Gunnery Sergeant Edward F Misiaszek USMC Retired
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Dear Karen and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Danny is a hero resting now with God . We thanks him for his service. Semper Fidelis. May he rest in peace and may God give you strength and courage in the coming days. Semper Fidelis
Love and Peace Donna & Ed

James Kirby
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Thank you for your service, much respect to you and all those who have enlisted since 9/11. My thoughts are with your family. Thank you for your dedication to our country.
J Kirby (CPT. Ret. USAR)

R.G. Fowles
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
R.I.P. Marine. C/1/9 RVN 1965-66

Grady Birdsong
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
To Daniel's Family:
May Daniel rest in peace eternally! My Prayers are for him and all of the Marines of 1/9 in Afghanistan.
Grady Birdsong
USMC Vietnam 1968 ~ 1969

Jeff Allen
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Thank you for your service and sacrifice, my dear condolences to the Vasselian family with prayers and thoughts.

Roger Good
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, may God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Roger Good
1st Battalion Ninth Marines Network, Inc
D1/9 RVN 1967

CYNTYHIAJ JOKINEN
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
IAMSOSSORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. CINDY JOKINEN

Paul Sullivan
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
To Mark and family, I'm sorrowed to hear of the loss of your son. May he rest in peace. Paul Sullivan U.S.M.C.

Jeanne&bill maclean
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
The Vasselian Family. We're so sorry for lost.

Sandra & John Dion
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
To the Vasselian Family:

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Karen Moulton
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
To the Vasselian family...I am deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are all going through. Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is truly a hero. My son is also a Marine..stationed in Okinawa. I am praying and thinking of all of your family.
Semper Fi Sgt. Vasselian
thank you for your service and sacrafice

Mary Mazurek
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
We are so sorry. Please know that you are all in our hearts and Prayers.

Paula Solimini
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
The Vasselian Family,

My deepest sympathy for the great loss of your boy. He has left this world a true hero and how proud of him you must be!
RIP DANIEL and may God Bless you all during this difficult time.


John Robinson
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Dear Vasselian Family,

I don’t know you and did not know Daniel. However the news of his death shocked and saddened me tremendously, and hit especially close to home - not only as a fellow American, but also as a fellow Abington resident and a fellow parishioner at St. Bridget’s. My wife and I lost our only son who was still-born on December 23, 2011 exactly two years prior to Daniels death. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. As Father Mahoney told us, “Pray for him and pray to him, because he is now in heaven and watching over you”. God bless you all.

JOHN NESTOR
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the family of Sgt.Daniel M. Vasselian

Paschall, David W., Major, USMC, 3 Battalion, 1st Marines
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

As a former combat command officer and on behalf of Marines Past and Present, I salute you and Thank You for your courage and dedication to "your Marines"!

To your wife and families, Thank You for allowing the Corps the privilege of having your loved one be one of The Few, The Proud! May God and His Blessed Mother give you the strength to move forward and fill your void with remembered joy, a laugh, a kiss and the prayers of those who consider Daniel a Brother Forever.

Job well done.
Rest in peace Sargeant.





Deane and Maria Taylor, NE Chapter Third Marine Division Association
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
If Daniel could ... he would say:

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As written by a friend.

Thomas McCarthy, 1Sgt USMC Ret.
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
I am saddened to know of your loss. Your husband, son, brother will not be forgotten. He is a hero to all Americans. He is a hero to All of his brothers and sisters of the Marine Corps. I am proud to call him my brother. May you rest now,for your work is done. Untill we meet in heaven, at our next duty station! God Speed.

Donna Vallis
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Dear Vasselian family, our hearts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. We can't imagine the pain you must be going through. May it help to know that your loved one's courage, honor and service to country will never be forgotten.
And God will hold you in the palm of His hand, and make His light to shine upon you - God Bless You Daniel Vasselian, you've done a job well done! Rest in peace.
Donna (Assoc. Member of MC League Detach. 127 & 1302)
and Ray Vallis W Peabody MA

Lawrence Wentworth
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Vasselian and Doyle families and most especially to Daniels wife Erin. I had the pleasure of working with Erin's Father Dave several years ago......just one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to know and to work with and I have no doubt his daughter Erin would be no different than her Dad. I wish her all the best going forward and have no doubt she has the love and support of 2 wonderful families at this difficult time. Thanks to Daniel for his service, his heroism and his sacrifice. A good man gone too soon.


Kerri Drummond
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by The Drummond and Whealan Families.

You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. We love you Danny. Semper Fi. With much love, The Drummond and Whealan Families


Rev. Ray, Veterans Brotherhood VMC
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Our condolences and prayers go outare to the Vasselian family in this time of loss.
Another Marine guards the streets of Heaven...God Bless.

Ellen Quinn Kachuck
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
I am a former long time resident of Abington and I would like to offer my condolences to Sgt. Vasselian's family and all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace ad may the family know that I am only one of many who thanks him for his service to our country.

Karen Cotter Argus
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to your family my heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time.

The Connolly Family
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
The entire Connolly Family would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Daniel. He is a true hero and we, as citizens of a free nation, are proud, sad and thankful. Our prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

Michele Burnell
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Your Danny gave his life so that we all can live in freedom and safety, I thank you for his ultimate sacrifice. I am so sorry for the suffering your entire family is in. May God bless you all and ease your pain.

Joan Milch
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
God Bless you all. My son is enlisting in the Marines and going to Boot Camp in August. I felt compelled to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Diane Kossowski
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Dear Karen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. There are no words except to say my heart breaks for you. Heroes are never forgotten.

Patty Thomas
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
To the Family and Friends of Sgt. Daniel Vasselian,
I am so thankful to Daniel and to you all for his service to our country. Wishing you peace, strength and love in this most difficult time. While I never met Daniel or his family, Abington is my home town. Today I am filled with so many emotions watching (from Vermont) the coverage of his homecoming and the outpouring of love and support. Wanted you to know, that he is a true hero, recognized nationwide, and will NEVER be forgotten. RIP Sgt and my heartfelt thanks to you for you sacrifice. Peace to all.

Susan Furman
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Hi Erin
My thoughts and prayers are with u on the loss of your husband Daniel.
Please send my sympathy to the rest of your family.
Erin please get in touch with me by email.

Susan Furman
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Hi Erin
My thoughts and prayers are with u on the loss of your husband Daniel.
Please send my sympathy to the rest of your family.

Jeff Blanchard
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
My son Lance Corporal Matt Blanchard (Easton, MA) now in Afghanistan got to know your son. He said Dan was a great guy. Matt lost a friend and expresses his condolences.

BOB NEEDEL
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES ARE WITH YOU. BOB.
I DO NOT KNOW YOUR FAMILY , BUT AS THE DAUGHTER OF A MARINE, I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THEIR BRAVERY AND ENDURANCE. WHEN I HEARD OF THE INCIDENT, MY HEART WAS BROKEN. STAY STRONG. TREASURE YOUR MEMORIES. TREASURE HIS PERSONAL ITEMS. THEY WILL , SOMEDAY MAKE YOU SMILE. SEMPER FI ...... FLY THE FLAG PROUDLY IN HONOR. LAURA J. NEEDEL (BOB'S WIFE ).

Linda Boyle
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
My deepest deepest condolences to the family...

Bill
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Thank You Sir R.I.P. Marine, Kohima Epathat

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today
Truer words were never spoken.


Sergeant First Class Timmy Paone
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
I am truly sorry for the loss of Danny, and pray for your family. Rest in peace SGT Vasselian, we are eternally grateful for your sacrifice.

Jeffrey Leonard
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Thank you for your service Sgt. Vasselian!

Anna Long Abinton Ma
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. May you Rest In Peace Danny. Thank you for serving our country. You'll be dearly missed.

Jim Hastings
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Different last names, forty years difference in age but still Brothers.
RIP Marine, Semper Fidelis
Mike 3/7 Vietnam
Dept. of MA Marine Corps League

JOSEPH KAHWAJIAN
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
THANK YOU YOU MAY REST IN PEACE AND THE DOORS OF HEAVEN BE WIDE OPENFOR YOU

Rev. Jason Genest
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Abington's son became a nation's hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God welcome you Home and wrap His Arms around your family. All of you are covered in prayer. Abington loves you...and so does the nation you loved and served so well. Rest well, soldier.

The LaPierre Family
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Julianne, Erin & Family, our deepest condonlences. Our thoughts & prayers will be with your family. Words cannot express our emotions. May you find peace & answers when you ask why. Time may heal however, Daniel will be in your thoughts & hearts from this day forward.
With warmest regards
The LaPierre Family

John and Adrienne Nisby
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
To the Vasselian family:

Our deepest condolences to your family. Thank you Sgt. Vasselian for you service and for making the ultimate sacrifice helping make our country a safer place. You are an inspiration and a true hero.



PattiAnn King Mayo
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May God give you the strength and courage to move through these next few days and for the days to come.

The Janshego family
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Dear Mark, Karen and the entire Vasselian family, we are all so saddened and heartbroken for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Thank you Danny for your services - a true hero!

Charlene Sampson Farrell
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
My condolences to the Vasselian family.

Henry and Gloria Smith
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
We send our condolences to the family and express our deep appreciation for Daniel's service to this country. May people every where remember what it costs those who no longer have loved one with them to maintain the freedom that we have and never take it for granted. Our family were servicemen and now are veterans. May the Lord give you comfort and heart felt peace. Praying for you and the healing of your hearts.

Daniel White
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Daniel, you paid the ultimate sacrifice and you will be in my prayers dear son, brother, husband and soldier. We did not know each other and I was never in the Service but we had one thing we shared, our humanity, and with that in common I hope we will meet one day and walk together as if we had always known one another.

John SImmons
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Thank you Daniel for your service to our great country. To your family, be strong, be extremely proud to have known such a hero. Rest in peace Dan.

Gary and Susan Durant
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. We would like to thank Daniel for his service to his country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donna Puopolo-Huntzinger
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Mark, and family...Words cannot heal the wounds right now....You are in my thoughts and prayers. I was stationed in Afghanistan for a year in 2008....My heart is heavy with grief right now...It still is hard to express my sorrow for my fellow hero's...

Peter F Tardo USMC/Det,MCL
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
My sincere condolences for your loss. May he RIP
Semper Fi You will never be forgotten.

stephanie collick
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Danny was a great person and an amazing Marine. He isn't with us physically but know he will always be in our hearts. He is in a better place now watching over his beloved family. God bless your family. May you rest in peace Sgt Daniel Vasselian. You have made us all proud. you are finally home.

michele collick
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dan was a good kid, a very friendly person and a great Marine. He will be truely missed by all. RIP Sgt Danny Vasselian, true war hero. God Bless.

Diane Cotter Finegan
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
dear Karen and Vasselian family sending you all my deepest thoughts and prayers during this beyond difficult time..Daniel was and is a true American hero..there are no words to describe how deeply saddened we all are please just know we are constantly thinking of you all.

The DaSilva family
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vasselian and Doyle family at this sorrowful time. Thank you Sgt. Daniel for your brave service to our country.

Kevin and Mary Ellen Pembroke-Deagle
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Dear Mark and Karen,

Our deepest condelences and sympathies he was the BRAVE of the BRAVE. Sorry we didn't get in to the funeral home to see you all.

Semper Fi !!!!

Rebecca Stark
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Vasselian family. Thank you Sgt. Vasselian for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Don V
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
To Danny, a hero I never met, I thank you for your love of your country, and for laying down your life for your friends and strangers in a foreign land. You are truly a hero and I admire and honor you.
To the Danny's Family, I send my sincerest sympathies and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I believe that Danny is with the Lord and Our Blessed Mother.
It was a great honor and privilege to be present yesterday when Danny came home.
God bless Danny, and all his family and friends, who were touched by his life.

Derek Ratliff
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
i am so sorry for your loss it is an honor to know him he is a true hero who will never be forgotten my prayes go out to to you

Monica Fuery
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family of Daniel. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Christopher G
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
To Sgt. Daniel, you are a true hero I never had the honor to have met but I admire and honor you for your sacrifice. Your heroic actions have left a lasting impact on so many including your community, battalion and your country. I thank you for your service, so I can live my life day-to-day freely.

Daniel's Family and Friends, you have my deepest sympathy and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Im sure you all are so proud for his heroic actions, hoping that will ease a little bit of the pain. Thank You for all your personal sacrifices as well.

It was such a powerful experience yesterday when Danny came home.
Rest In Peace Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice.

Jodi Cabino Cipriano
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, May the Lord wrap you and yours in his peace.
Jodi Cabino Cipriano,
Mother of Shayne M Cabino,19,KIA AL Karmah, Iraq

The Noun Family
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Thank you Dan for keeping our freedom for this country. It is people like you that protect our freedom everyday. We sincerely feel sorry for Erin and the family of Daniel Vasselian. He will never be forgotten.

Mary Bradshaw, Gold Star Mother
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
There are no words to ease the pain. Please know that you are not in this alone. Thank you for your sacrifice and that of your son. He is a true American Hero. I am sorry to welcome you to the group no one wants to join. We are a family of those who have lost loved ones serving their country- Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives.

Sharon Hickey
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
To the Vasselian Family,

We would like to express our condolences for your loss. Our youngest son is also in the military serving our country. As parents we are proud of his choices though it never leaves our mind how dangerous that choice can be. Our prayers are with your son, his wife and your family.

Sharon & Michael Hickey
Abington, Ma

Darren S
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Dear Vasselian Family & Friends,

I want to send my deepest sympathy as well as my thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. There are no magic words to make the pain go away but please know that we are all standing beside you as we support our troops and the sacrifices made not only by them but their families and friends. I can't express how grateful I am for Daniel's service and unfortunately his ultimate sacrifice. I wish I had a magic word that would make the pain go away but the only word that comes close is time. Time will heal and I hope that the support from friends and the community helps you through. Stay strong and again know that you are not alone, we support our troops and their families for all they give up for our freedom. God bless all of you and may Daniel rest in peace and continue to watch over and protect you from above as he did while here with you.

Jeanette MacPhail
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
To the Vasselian Family ~ So sorry for your loss at this time!! Know he will always be by your side and guide you forever!
No one really dies if his memory is kept alive!!
God Bless You All!

Matthew Cerullo
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Thank you for your service. Heartfelt condolences to all family and friends during this time of grief and sadness.

The Baumann family
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Deepest condolences for the loss of Sgt. Vasselian...your 1/9 family acrosss the nation will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kanter family: Pastor Larry, Sue, Rebecca and Megan
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Our prayers to the family. May God help you and strengthen your hearts during this difficult time. Sympathy and prayers from the people at First Baptist Church of Abington.

Sincerely yours,
Pastor Larry, Sue, Rebecca and Megan Kanter

Laura McCarthy
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Sorry for your loss Erin and to the Vasselian family,Sgt. Daniel Vasselian was a true hero. Praying for you all.

Brian Peckham
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
I am sorry to hear of your loss! You will be in my thoughts and my prayers! I believe that God has a special place up in Heaven for Daniel for serving his country!

Thank You Daniel for all that you have done!

Karen Walsh
   Posted Sat January 04, 2014
At a time like this, I don't know what to say beyond these words from Abraham Lincoln to a mother who lost all of her sons to the civil war. May it bring you some sense of peace. God bless Daniel, his family and all of our men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedoms.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

JOAN
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Erin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know many prayers are being lifted for you and your family. May the wonderful memories you have of Danny bring you comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for his service, and may he rest in peace.

Bob and Carole Berry
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
So sorry to hear about the loss of you son Mark. Carole and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Jeff Leonard
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
Danny,
As we come to Memorial Day, I just want to say thanks for your service. My Dad Rob knew your Mom growing up in Abington. So, almost one year has affected both sides. Thanks again for your service

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