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Daniela Cunningham

August 30, 1996 — November 28, 2023

Daniela Cunningham, affectionately known as Dani, was a ray of sunshine whose light touched the hearts of everyone she met. With her warm smile and infectious laughter, she had a remarkable ability to bring joy and comfort to those around her. It is with heavy hearts that we announce her passing on November 28, 2023, in Albuquerque, the same city where she was born on August 30, 1996.

Daniela's life was filled with ambition and a deep desire to make a difference in the world. She was pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse at Brookline College, dedicating herself to a path that would allow her to help those in need. Her dedication and compassion knew no bounds, and she would have proudly graduated in the Spring had fate not intervened.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Daniela was an individual who embraced life's simple pleasures and found joy in every moment. She possessed the remarkable ability to give super tight hugs that would adjust your back and ribs, leaving you feeling both comforted and loved. Her hugs were just one example of how she brightened the lives of those lucky enough to be in her presence.

Music held a special place in Daniela's heart. Whether she was listening to beautiful melodies or creating her own harmonies, she found solace and self-expression through the power of sound. The color yellow also held great significance for her – a symbol of brightness, hope, and optimism that mirrored her own vibrant spirit.

St. Patrick's Day held a special place in Daniela's heart, as it perfectly encompassed her love for celebrating life. She would eagerly wear green attire, join in festive gatherings, and spread cheer wherever she went. Alongside celebrations, Daniela cherished moments immersed in nature – running through fields, hiking rugged trails, exploring new places – finding peace amidst the beauty of God's creation.

Daniela’s faith played an integral role in her life. Her profound love for God was not only reflected in her devotion but also in her unwavering commitment to caring for others. She saw the divine spark in each person she encountered and approached every interaction with kindness, empathy, and grace.

Although Daniela's time on this earthly plane was tragically cut short, we take solace in knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved father, Jojo Echavaria, and her twin who sadly passed away at birth. In the arms of her heavenly family, she finds eternal peace and serenity.

Daniela leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience that will be carried forward by those she held dear. Her loving husband, Joshua Cunningham, and devoted sister, Esther Quezada, will forever treasure the memories they shared with her – moments filled with laughter, love, and unwavering support.

As we gather to bid farewell to Daniela Cunningham, let us remember her as the vibrant soul who brought warmth and light into our lives. It is through honoring her memory that we can keep her spirit alive within our hearts. May she rest peacefully knowing how deeply she was loved and how profoundly she touched our lives.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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