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Daniel F. Cappello

November 14, 1980 - November 23, 2016

Daniel F. Cappello, age 36 of Naperville, IL at rest Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at his home.  Born November 14, 1980 in Hinsdale, IL,  the loving son of Joseph and Jeanne Cappello. Cherished brother of Laura (Eric) Liljehorn, William (Elizabeth) Cappello;  dear uncle of Ethan, Aidan, and Emma Liljehorn and Emily Smith; fond nephew of Rick (Elaine) Pfaff, Mary Jane (Chris Bird) Cappello and Joan Tunny. Daniel also had many cousins. 

Daniel attended Naperville Central High School, College of DuPage and Harold Washington Jr. College in Chicago.  He worked at Little Caesar’s Pizza for most of the past eleven years, most recently as a general manager in several locations.

Daniel was Dan, or Danny, to all who knew and loved him.  Growing up he played soccer, Little League baseball, St. Raphael football, and YMCA basketball . During his teens, he played in Naperville Colt and Pony baseball leagues.  As an adult, he enjoyed playing softball for many years, and took up golf during the past year. He liked playing all kinds of board games, trivia games and card games, and had this knack for winning most of them.  He was especially good at Pinochle and Poker - much to the frustration of his brother Bill.

 Dan embraced his Dad's love and loyalty to the Dodgers and St. John's University.  That did create  some dissension with his Cubs and White Sox friends - especially this year when the Cubs and Dodgers were vying for the National League pennant.

Dan was caring and generous.  More than once he stopped to help strangers whose cars had broken down, and used  his Auto Club card to get them assistance.  If anyone had car trouble, he would go out of his way to drive them wherever they had to go.  He always went the extra mile to help wherever and however he could.

 To all his friends, he was supportive, kind, funny, fair-minded, and honest.  To his family, he was now and then a little, or very exasperating, but more often, simply extraordinary in so many ways. He was loved deeply and be greatly missed.

Funeral Information

Visitation Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, IL 60540. Private family inurnment at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL.


Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, Family Shelter Services ( or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research ( would welcome donations.

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