Daniel Colby Rottler, 22 of Mattapoisett died January 8, 2023 unexpectedly from complications from the flu at Tobey Hospital. Born in Weymouth, son of James H. and Tanya L. (Demarais) Rottler, he lived in New Bedford and Mattapoisett most of his life.
He was a gentle giant who loved helping others and animals.
Daniel enjoyed playing youth soccer and shot put, football and powerlifting in High School at ORR.
Daniel enjoyed clothes shopping, swimming in the pool, cooking rice and trying out new recipes for us. He also loved to draw and doodle. He made amazing pictures for us. He was also always dream planning a trip to Disney or New Orleans to throw a parade for himself.
Daniel had dyslexia and was so proud of himself for finishing his Vet Tech Associates degree at B.C.C. He decided to wait until spring to walk across the stage and get his diploma.
Survivors include his parents; 2 sisters, Abigail Rottler and Hannah Rottler, and a much loved rabbit Bucky all of Mattapoisett. His grandparents Colby and Marie (Brennan) Rottler of Mattapoisett and Wilfred and Nancy (Webb) Demarais, all of Mattapoisett; his uncle, Chris Rottler and family of Mansfield; and his aunt, Katherine Awad and family of Pleasanton, CA. He also had tons of family and friends that he loved. His visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 19th from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt.6), Mattapoisett. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January, 20th 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA, 02721.
* Formal clothes are allowed, but let us celebrate Daniel’s love of colored clothes by wearing something fun. Daniel loved crazy hats, so those are acceptable too.
*After the Mass on Friday morning Lunch will be served at the Knight of Columbus in Mattapoisett. Please join us at 57 Fairhaven Rd.