Daniel Cohen, 41


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Daniel Michael Cohen passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Nov. 11, 2022, while traveling to a family reunion.

Danny was born in New York City on Aug. 25, 1981, but grew up and spent most of his life in Providence. He was considered by all to be a true Rhode Islander. He attended Providence’s Wheeler School, followed by the University of Vermont, where he earned a BA in psychology and history in 2005. The next year, back in RI, he met Annalise, his soulmate and future wife.

From a young age, Danny loved computers. He was deeply inspired by computer science and its potential to unite people and improve the world. He earned an MS in Internet Engineering from Marlboro College and went on to have a successful career as a software engineer. He taught hundreds of engineers around the world and built collaborative, effective teams through his unique combination of technical expertise and human touch. Only Danny could train software engineers to work better together by making pizza.

Danny possessed an abundant and generous spirit, with passion for all he pursued. Intent on making any event, large or small, the most fun and meaningful it could be, he enjoyed sharing his interests in skiing, playing music, running, traveling and cooking. Every meal, every musical performance and every moment was a chance to bring loved ones together and join in his boundless enthusiasm.

Danny loved traveling the world and had an innate ability to make dear friends everywhere he went. He created communities from Rhode Island to Vermont, Washington, D.C., to Florida and Kyrgyzstan to India, where he frequently traveled for work. He made the world around him richer and brought love to all.

He is survived by his loving wife, Annalise; his adored children, Olivia, Samuel and Hope; his brother, Joseph (and wife Danielle); mother, Jill, and father, Donald. He also is survived by a beloved extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. Danny loved his family and friends beyond measure, doted on his wonderful children and found his perfect match in his wife. His loss is enormous, and his legacy is one of love.

Donations in Danny’s name may be made toward the building of the new Community Center at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School at www.meadowbrookschool.com or by mail at 300 Kingstown Road, Richmond, RI 02892.

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