Daniele Lynn (Severance) Moffat, age 57, of Drakes Mills died Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at home after a nine-year battle with cancer. Born February 3, 1966, in Union City to Marilyn and Gordon Severance, Daniele attended General McLane School District, graduating in 1985. On August 14, 1998, she married Randy Moffat in Cambridge Springs, and they enjoyed twenty-five years together. As a graduate of Edinboro University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work, she worked as a supervisor at the Hermitage House Girl’s Unit from 1998 to 2005. From 2005 until 2014, she worked at Family Services of Northwest PA, starting as a Family Based Therapist and eventually becoming Director of Clinical Services for Crawford, Mercer, and Venango Counties. She was pivotal in forming programs such as the SOAR program in Penncrest School District.
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2014, she volunteered her time at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as a public educator and a caregiver for animals. Her hobbies included photography, reading, crafting, hunting, and spending time with her family at their camp in Tionesta. Daniele and Randy were able to take many trips and fulfill her bucket list, which included traveling to Alaska, Montana, Maine, and the Smokey Mountains. They also attended multiple concerts of her favorite performers. Over the years Daniele enjoyed helping anyone she could whether it was family, friends, those she worked with, or those she worked for. Through her challenges, she continued to stay strong for all of those around her trying her best to keep everything in life as normal as possible.
She was preceded in death by her father Gordon and infant son Philip.
She is survived by her husband Randy, her mother Marilyn, stepfather Pete Moffat, her three children Giuliano (Stacey), Giordano (Lori Beth), and Christian (Available), granddaughter Kinley, and her German Shepherd Kaia. She is further survived by her honorary sisters Karen Surdy and Bonnie Neely, and her best friend Peggy Taylor.
Per her wishes there will be no funeral services or viewing.
Memorials may be made to Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in her name. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.