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Danjela "Dani" Belo

December 10, 2004 — August 15, 2023

Aurora

Danjela Marie Belo, 18, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2023 surrounded by her parents, Marc & Jennifer and sister, Nadija.

Dani had the most beautiful smile that matched her sassy, strong-willed and fierce personality.  No matter how she felt or how tough a situation looked, she would wake up every morning with a smile on her face ready to defy the odds.  She loved reading, arts & crafts, ballet, movie musicals and all types of music, but her favorite was 80s rock.  Dani often had a song for every situation and wouldn't hesitate to sing to anyone who would listen.  Dani loved all animals, but particularly loved horses and dogs the most.  Her beloved German Shepherd, Zoja, was one of her best friends and had a very special place by her side when she was at her sickest.

Dani was also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and hockey in general.  Dani and her family had the opportunity to meet the team as well as the Colorado Avalanche in 2017.  After that encounter, Dani was made an honorary "Angry Fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins" and received love from Penguin fans all over the country and world.

Two of Danjela's greatest accomplishments was graduating from Smoky Hill High School in May 2023 and creating "Operation Boredom Busters", an arts & crafts drive for the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado.  She always loved seeing all the Amazon packages being delivered, knowing that they were going to the other cancer patients on the 7th floor.    

Astronomers have determined that the brightest, hottest, and most active stars have the shortest lifespan.  Dani is like one of those brightest stars who inspired many by her strength, courage, and faith.  In her short time with us, she gave off an extraordinary amount of light, energy, and love.  Her life serves as a reminder to live life unapologetically, cherish the little things, stay present and laugh often.  She will be greatly missed by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, many, many friends and extended family.

The family asks that if you attend the viewing or service, that you please honor Danjela by wearing pink (her favorite color) or a band/concert t-shirt.  Memorial donations can be made to The Morgan Adams Foundation -  https://www.morganadamsfoundation.org/give/

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Visitation

Thursday, August 31, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, August 31, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Reception

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

The reception will take place at the Heartlight Center, immediately following Danjela's Celebration of Life

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