Adele Regina (DeiTos) Caponera

May 9, 1930 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 87)

Adele Regina Caponera, nee DeiTos

Born:  Chicago, Illinois - May 9, 1930

Passed:  Fountain Hills AZ - January 28, 2018

Survived by son, Paul and Daughter-in-law, Sheryl --- living in Mesa AZ.

Adele and her husband Frank came to Fountain Hills in the late 1980s from Chicago.  They were partners all of their married life from 1949 forward, including being in business together for over 40 years.   Adele made many friends in Fountain Hills who are still very close.  As a member of the Daughters of Isabelle and Ascension Catholic Church, she expanded her circle of acquaintances widely.  Adele truly enjoyed the community, its environment and the special restaurants that she frequented as part of an active social life.  

 Adele's parents emigrated through Ellis Island and Canada from Italy, entering and marrying in Milwaukee before moving to Chicago.  She was a true child of the inner city, growing up in the immigrant populated west side of Chicago during the Great Depression and World War 2 eras.  There was no pretentiousness in the old neighborhood of Our Lady of the Angels Parish; just faith, hard work and family values.  Springing from that base, Adele and her husband, Frank, raised their son, Paul, and built a unique business that endured for 38 years.  

People who know Adele were charmed by her humor and good will.  She would be on the phone for hours with her friends and family, especially when someone was working though serious problems.  One person testifies that Adele was an inspiration for her to push on, even in old age, observing that Adele lived independently in spite of incredible physical challenges for 20 years.  Adele did have a small streak of pride regarding her brilliant white coiffed hair -- whenever someone remarked about it, she would joke that "not a day goes by" without someone noticing her hair.

In addition to practicing sincere love, a strong faith, and a keen humor -- the greatest take away from Adele's life is a lesson in will-power.  She had the strength to utilize all the resources that she had - physical and material, to live a full life everyday; setting future goals,  being an active part of society, and celebrating all aspects of family life.  Her last days were spent working on physical recovery up to and including upper body workouts in the gym the day before she passed.  This is the truest testament to perseverance and determination that underscores her rich and full life.

The family will host a memorial for Adele at Messinger's Fountain Hills Mortuary on Friday, February 16 at 10am. 

A memorial will also be scheduled in May in Chicago with internment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


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