Danielle J Knerr

Born: Fri., Apr. 28, 1972
Died: Tue., Jul. 11, 2017


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

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Lisbon - Danielle J. Knerr, 45, passed away at the Yale New Haven Hospital on Tuesday July 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  
She was born April 28, 1972, a daughter to Linda (Cawley) and Charles Affourtit.  She is the loving wife to Karl Knerr to whom she has been married to for the past 23 years. He survives her.
Danielle was originally from Long Island, NY before moving to CT in 1994. She was a very hard worker who was currently employed at The Spa at Norwich Inn for the past 18 years.  She was currently serving as the Spa Director.  Danielle was selfless and concerned for others, always putting others first.  She was a friend to many but cherished being a wife and mother the most.  She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching the sunrise and playing volleyball. Danielle will be missed by all who loved her.  
In addition to her parents and husband Karl, Danielle is survived by her sons Kevin and Kris Knerr, daughter Lauren Knerr; sisters Dionne Affourtit and Desiree Fasano.
Calling hours will be held 11:00AM-2:00PM Saturday July 15th at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  Burial is private and at convenience of family. For online condolences please go to www.gagnepiechowski.com.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made, in Danielle’s memory, to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or to the Make A Wish of CT 126 Monroe Turnpike Trumball, CT 06611

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Jeanne Kurasz
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Karl and family,

Words cannot express how very sorry we feel for your loss. Danielle was a truly wonderful person, and we are so glad we had the pleasure to know her. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jim, Jeanne, Andy and Chelsea Kurasz

Nansi Rice
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
It seems no matter what happens at The Spa at Norwich Inn, we all come together as a family; that is what Danielle taught us. She is the leader, the gatherer and the light. I remember she was late for my interview because she had stopped to give Reiki to a butterfly that was floundering in the court yard. I quickly learned...that was just Danielle. She created an atmosphere of love and healing simply because of who she was. Karl, Kris, Kevin and Lauren, I wish I could be there Saturday to hug each of you and tell you how truly sorry I am. My heart and love are with all of you. "Light never dims- only our perception of that light changes"

Tracy LePage
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
My heart breaks for all of you. Danielle was one of the good ones. I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be missed, and never forgotten.

Bob Kruse
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Karl and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dear loss and extend our deepest sympathy at this time.

Bob Kruse and the Sherwood family.

Karl and family
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Karl, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Danielle was a beautiful soul. She was kind, personable and gracious. My prayers are with you and your family for comfort.

Shari, RN (Yale New Haven Hospital)
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Although I only knew Danielle for a short time, I knew early on that she was a beautiful person inside and out. Sweet, gentle and kind. I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and prayers.

Pamela Maynard
   Posted Thu July 13, 2017
Karl and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Danielle. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the memories you all have hold a special place in your heart.
Bill & Pam Maynard

Audrey Katz
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Dear Karl and

If He took Danielle, GOD must need her talents and beauty. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, other Mom.

Tina Millovitsch
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Only knowing Danielle a short time from spending time with her and your family at the Surfus house it was clear that she was a special person and a good friend to all. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Lauren (aka Albert) a big hug to you, so sorry.
Tina, Bob and Jill Millovitsch

Rita Gruverman
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
To Danielle's Family
So, so sorry about the loss of this truly beautiful person. She will be missed by all who knew her. I am one who knew her from the spa. She has made my stay extra special and kept me wanting to come back year after year. I was at the spa this past week and can tell you we truly missed her smiling face and personality..I wish you peace in the future.
Love from Rita Gruverman

Denise Roth-Trayford
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Danielle was such a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember her bright smile. My prayers to her family.

Valerie Thomas DiGiovanni
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Karl and Family, Desiree, Dionne, Mr. and Mrs . Affourtit,

There’s no word that can express how sorry we are to hear about Danielle. We were very stunned to hear this news and still can’t believe that it really happened. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Our love and sympathy to you and your kids,
Valerie and Jennifer Thomas

   Posted Mon July 24, 2017

I am saddened by the tragic loss of your beloved wife. We are most sorrowful from that which we loved the most. Keep breathing through every day and let in some of the love and compassion coming to you from the many places and times in your life.
God Bless
Diane Schnebel Bluemel ... Sunrise Restaurant

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