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Valerie G. Cassano

October 7, 1940 July 5, 2019
Valerie G. Cassano
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Obituary for Valerie G. Cassano

Valerie G. Cassano, nee Dowd, age 78 of Naperville, IL formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home. She was born October 7, 1940 in Orange, New Jersey, to her loving late parents, Charles and Gertrude Dowd.

Cherished wife of the late Joseph F. Cassano, wedded on June 2, 1962.

Beloved mother of Larry (Jane) Cassano of Naperville, Joseph (Julie Wenger) Cassano of Aurora, Peter (Carrie) Cassano of Naperville, Michael (Evelyn) Cassano of Aurora, John (Sarah) Cassano of Golden, CO, and Mary (Tom) Kukla of Naperville.

Adored grandmother of Joseph and Christopher Cassano, Jonathan and Nina Cassano, Anthony and Michael Cassano, Jessica and Jack Cassano and Christina Kukla.

Dearest sister of Gwen Dowd and the late Lucille Vaughn, Madelyn McCarthy, Marie Judge, Charles Dowd Jr., Dorothea Stanley, Geraldine Keenan, and Constance Forlenza.

Valerie grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. Her family and role as mother and grandmother, were most important to her. Being with her family and friends was what she cherished above all else. She struggled for 36 years with multiple sclerosis. Yet her love and caring for her family and friends were always at the forefront.

In lieu of flowers, memorial to: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater Chicago, 525 W. Monroe St., Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60661.

Visitation: Wednesday, July 10th 3:00-9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, July 11th 11:00 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment will follow at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL.

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3:00 PM 7/10/2019 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/10/2019 9:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Naperville Cemetery Final Resting Place

705 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540

705 S. Washington St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1510, Chicago, Illinois 60661


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