Daniel Michael Lydon

daniel lydon

February 10, 1971 ~ February 3, 2022

Born in: Fremont, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Daniel Michael Lydon was born on February 10,1971 in his cherished hometown of Fremont, Ca. He was the first born son to Dan and Pat Lydon, arriving only a year behind his older sister Bridget. He was the consummate big brother to his younger brothers Kevin and Michael, and his sister Maggie. Danny was passionate about football, playing it throughout high school at Mission San Jose, and Chabot College. He was equally passionate about his love of the Oakland Raiders (always a fan of Al Davis’s Raiders…Just Win Baby!). Most of all he loved being a Lydon, and all the built-in love, laughter, storytelling, and his impressive network of extended family that came with his Irish heritage.

Danny will be forever loved and missed by his colorful cast of friends, coworkers, aunts and uncles, and his extraordinary number of cousins, nephews, nieces in whom he felt so much pride. He lived a life centered in community service. He dedicated twenty-six years to various waste management companies for the city of Fremont. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of the friendships and the sense of brotherhood he forged with his co-workers throughout the years. Danny possessed a heart of gold, which he shared graciously within his community.

After complications from his long battle with COVID over this past year, Danny passed away unexpectedly at the tender age of 50 in his sleep at his home in Niles.

He is survived by his mother Pat Lydon (Daniel deceased), his siblings Bridget McGrath (Dennis), Kevin Lydon (Olivia), Maggie Lydon and Michael Lydon, and his cherished partner in life Jenny Cutter. He will be missed by his Nephews Finnian McGrath, Aidan and Elias Greathouse, his beloved nieces Claire and Maggie McGrath. And as well as an extended family of countless god children, cousins, and friends. It’s far too soon for Danny to be gone, but he will never be forgotten. The Lydon family takes solace in the faith that he is now reunited with his father and hero Dan, his uncles Jim Lydon and John Brosnan, and a long list of characters that have gone before him.

Services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont) on Friday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception to be determined. The Lydon family hopes people will join in the celebration of Danny’s life and ask that you adhere to Danny’s preferred dress code which was always casual attire.

In Lieu of flowers donations can made to St. Jude’s hospital, or Sister John Marie’s pantry of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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Memories Timeline


  1. CandleDan you were the Brother I never had. The voice of reason that kept me from getting myself into trouble during the time we worked together. I never forget you and you’ll live on forever in my heart.

  2. I have many memories w Danny. A lot of laughs and good times. I will always consider you a good friend. You will be missed by everyone that knew you. Rest in Peace bro

  3. Condolences to the Lydon family. Myself (Troy), my brother (Todd )and my sister (Tara- In memoriam) loved Danny as did everyone. Such good memories that will continue to allow us to celebrate all that Danny was.

  4. CandleWe are saddened and heartbroken over the loss of Danny. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Lydon Family members and friends during your time of need.

  5. I am deeply sorry to hear about Danny’s passing. He was always a good guy and full of fun.Pat my heart goes out to the family. May the good lord greet him with all his love and May his dad welcome him in his arms.❤️

  6. CandleOur sincere condolences to the entire Lydon clan. We are so sorry for your loss. Danny was such a special young man and as his football coach I had the honor of working with Danny on and off the football field. He was dedicated to his family, his friends, and being the best person he could be. We had some great times and he was such a pleasure to coach. He never missed practice and never made excuses. He had to practice in tennis shoes for the first few practices until I could locate size 15 football cleats. The Oakland Raiders came through for us. Danny was taken from all of us way to soon. He will never be forgotten and missed by all. Rest In Peace! Coach McBride

  7. CandleBig Dan, I can’t believe you’re gone. Lorrie, my girls, and I were so glad to have you as a part of our lives. You weren’t just a coworker to me, but a friend, always there when I needed someone to talk to. Rest In Peace my brother and condolences to your family.

  8. CandleThe Perniz Family sends healing prayers and hugs as we morn the loss of Danny. May the love of God enfold you during this difficult time. Our hearts are saddened. Danny had a kind soul and giving spirit that touched so many.

  9. CandleDevastated to hear that Danny has passed away. So many of my jr high through adulthood memories include Danny. His side splitting humor, the ability to make everyone feel like they were the most important person he knew, his beautiful smile, and the kindest eyes. He will always have a special place in my heart. It’s never easy to lose a loved one so soon, I have all the faith in the fact that, Danny will be there waiting to greet everyone of us. ♥️

  10. CandleDan, we appreciated your positive attitude and professionalism while we had the opportunity to know you through the services we provided your employer. As the years passed we saw the nice guy, your contagious smile and your desire to make others laugh. We’re missing you already. You are in our thoughts and prayers forever. Your family is in our prayers, that they may find peace in the wonderful memories you all shared.

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