Danielle Plourde
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our forever loved one, Danielle Marie Plourde who was born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 04, 1995 and was taken from her earthly home on February 20, 2006 at the age of 11.

The Song playing in the background was especially written for Danielle Marie. It was written and recorded by Dan Sweetman. Dan is a songwriter and performer from Southington, CT.

We are SO VERY GRATEFUL that Danielle Marie will be remembered with this sad, yet beautiful song.

Thank you Dan

Another Day
By: John Plourde 2009

I wake each morning to face another day,
The tears on my pillow have now dried.
Each morning is just another painful way,
Of remembering you and the day you died.

The mirror shows a face that looks so old,
My eyes are soar and red from the tears I cried.
There are times when the pain of your death feels so cold,
I cannot escape this terrible grief, no matter where I hide.

My beautiful daughter, I miss you more than words can say,
I cannot get that horrible day out of my mind, although I have tried.
The phone call, the terrible news and visions are always in the way.
Grief shows no mercy and takes me on a terrible never-ending ride.

My mask protects and helps me through each challenge I face,
I promise you this; my endless love for you will never fade away.
Tonight, as I rest my head on my pillow, I pray you are in a peaceful place,
I say a prayer and feel thankful that when I wake, I can remember you another day.



Daughter, sister, niece, grand daughter and friend
Always loving, Always Loved
Never forgotten
In our hearts for all eternity
Every day, loved and missed
Left your loving family too young and too soon
Lived, loved and laughed each day
Everyone misses you "Big D"

Missed each and every day
A true heavenly angel
Rest in heavenly peace sweet girl
In our lives and gave so much love to all
Everyone misses you Danielle Marie 




I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory.

When your dreams have ended
Time can be transcendent,
Just remember me.

I am the one star
That keeps burning
So brightly
It is the last light
To fade into the rising sun.

And with you
whenever you tell
My story
For I am all I've done.

I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory
Remember me.

I Am that one voice
In the cold wind
That whispers
And if you listen
You'll hear me call across the sky.

As long as
I still can reach out
And touch you
Then I will never die.

I'll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me.

(Remember me.)

I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory.

When your dreams have ended
Time can be transcendent
I live forever,
Remember me.

Remember me.

Danielle Marie's Memorial Brick-Southington, CT


My Love Is With You

My love is with you Oh, sweet Danielle, what can I say?
My heart is empty without you each day.
The angel wings you wear must be so grand,
If only I could reach out and touch your hand.
Maybe then we could say good-bye
Which could help dry the tears that I cry.
Now I know that's impossible for us to do,
So let's make a deal, just me and you.
When I look to the stars at night,
You look for me with all your might.
When you see me just shine real bright,
And together we can send our love and say good night.
I miss you, Danielle, more every day,
And the emptiness I feel will not go away.
You are my daughter and will always be,
My angel in heaven looking down on me.
You will live in my heart,
And I will try to be strong,
Because, Danielle, in my heart is where you belong.
I love you, darling, sleep well, my daughter.


       Danielle Marie's Memorial Tree & Plaque-New Brunswick, Canada

A Child Of Mine

 I'll lend you for a little while
 A child of mine
For you to love while she lives
And mourn when she is dead
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three
But will you
'Til I call her back
Take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you
And shall her stay be brief
You'll have her lovely memories
As solace for your grief
I cannot promise she will stay
 As all from earth return
But there are lessons taught down there
That I want this child to learn
I've looked the wide world over
In my search
For teachers true and from the throngs
That crowd life's lanes I have chosen you
Now will you give her all your love?
Not think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I call her back again?
I fancied that I heard them say
Dear Lord thy will be done
For all the joy this child shall bring
And risk of grief we'll run
We'll shower her with tenderness
And love her while we may
And for the happiness we've known
Forever grateful stay
And should the Angels call her
Much sooner than we planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand 

~Author Unknown~



I'm Still Here

Mother and father, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see
I'm right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay
My body is gone but I'm always near
I'm everything you feel, see or hear
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart
I'll never wander out of your sight
I'm the brightest star on a summer night
I'll never be beyond your reach
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach
I'm the colorful leaf when fall comes around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground
I'm the beautiful flower of which you're so fond
The clear cool water in a quit pond
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring
The first warm raindrop that April will bring
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine
When you start thinking there's no one to love you
You can talk to me through the Lord above you
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face
Just look for me, Mother and father, I'm everyplace!

~Author Unknown~ 





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Tributes and Condolences
My dearest friend   / Allison Sargunas (Friend)
Today has just been one of those days that I cannot get you out of my mind. It happens more often than you would expect. Even though it has been years, it still feels like just yesterday we were running around together like the fools that we were. Go...  Continue >>
Remembering Danielle on her special day   / Debbie Feinberg (GP member )
Dear Bernice and John Please know I am thinking of you and your dear daughter Danielle as her birthdate approaches. Wishing you a gentle days.
I am sorry   / Linda Gillam (Passerby-mom to Shauna Ward )
I m so sorry for your loss.  Danielle is a beautiful girl and I am so sorry that you won't have the future with your sweet daughter.  You had visited my daughters site on here and left the most beautiful message for us.  I just ...  Continue >>
Sweet Danielle   / Natalie (Auntie :) )
17 years old! I know you must be growing into a beautiful young lady in Heaven! I can only imagine what an awesome party you are having!! Your celebration is surely a glorious one! I will be remembering you today on your birthday and w...  Continue >>
Christmas Memories to Share   / Daddy (Loving Father )
Christmas Memories
by: Arden Lansing

When snowflakes dance on winter winds
And colored lights shine Christmas cheer,
When children's laughter fills the air
And family gathers from far and near,
I try to celeb...  Continue >>
Danielle / Terri Churchill (none)    Read >>
You DIed...  / Daddy (Daddy Forever )    Read >>
Sweet Sixteen  / Natalie (Friend)    Read >>
... / Danielle L. (none)    Read >>
So sorry  / Janet Field (none)    Read >>
Beautiful words  / Melissa Waldorf (mother of Skylar Renee' )    Read >>
Beautiful Danielle  / Natalie     Read >>
Rememberng you Danielle  / Natalie (mom to Angel friend )    Read >>
condolences / Claudia Baio (Friend of John's )    Read >>
Dear Danielle,  / Natalie Camp     Read >>
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Her legacy
Our Daughter, Danielle Marie  

Danielle was born on a VERY cold January 4th in 1995 in Hartford, Connecticut.

To the proud parents of John & Bernice Plourde, she was a perfect, healthy and beautiful baby girl with dark hair and blue eyes. She was very happy baby and loved her big brother. Danielle was very curious about EVERYTHING she had so many what and why questions as a young toddler. Danielle LOVED to have stories read to her and became an excellent reader also. She LOVED to read to her younger cousins as they stared at her in awe. She loved other babies and was a “little mother” to all her cousins born after her helping to bath, change, dress and even helping their mommies feed them. There was ALWAYS a favorite doll that Danielle would “practice” her mommy skills on. Danielle had the unique distinction of being the ONLY little girl in our family. Both her aunts had only boys (6 in all). Danielle NEVER let that bother her; she LOVED to get just as rough and dirty as her cousins and brother. She also had a very special love for her family. She was a true light in our lives.
Danielle made instant friends with any other child she met. She loved the outdoors and was a true nature lover (except for those pesky bees). She enjoyed outdoor sports from a very early age and played TBall, soccer, swimming, basketball and then found her true love playing girls softball. She was an excellent player and a true teammate.
Danielle was an excellent student who had a gift for reading, history and LOVED math. She received all A’s and B’s during her 5 years in grammar school. She continued developing her reading skills and a reading buddy to her younger schoolmates. She was active in her school community becoming a very good violin player and being elected to the advanced orchestra. She never minded practicing and enjoyed playing music with her friends. She loved to dance in her basement family room with a couple of her closest friends and sing along with her Karaoke machine. She also loved to play the electronic keyboard that her uncle David gave to her.
Danielle loved spending time with her Girl Scout troop. She was very active in every event and community service project that she could participate in. She advanced in her skills and a person and a young lady.
Danielle enjoyed spending time with her family. Each holiday was very special when our family would be together and Danielle and her cousins had a good time and were all exhausted at the end of the day. Danielle’s life was full of laughter, love and adventure. She was a very special young lady, loved and cherished by many. Danielle Marie was a fun loving, happy young lady who was talented and succeeded in any task or challenge that she would take on.
On February 20th, 2006 at 11 years and 47 days old, our precious and life-loving daughter, Danielle Marie died at 10:59am in an automobile collision in Sturbridge, MA. She died of a massive traumatic head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. My wife and son (13) were also in our SUV, which was broadsided by a tractor-trailer who lost control after being hit by a car who went through the intersection. My wife was critically injured (head injury) spent several days in the hospital and is since recovering at home. My son was not injured in the accident (physically). 
            Her family will NEVER share the experience of watching her grow into a teen, graduate high school, mature into a young adult and finally a wonderful, loving woman. We will never experience the joy of helping guide her through her life, answering her questions, supporting and helping her through the “growing pains” that we all must face. We will never watch her experience the happiness and heartbreak of falling in love; perhaps getting married and becoming a mother and raising her own children. Our future with our beloved daughter was RECKLESSLY AND ABRUPTULY STOLEN from us that terrible day.
On Saturday March 25, 2006 we said our final goodbyes to our beautiful, wonderful, young daughter as we buried her. Danielle Marie was a huge part of our lives, which was taken away that day and can never be replaced. We will miss Danielle Marie each and every day forever.

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