Jonathan David Chapel
January 27, 2022
Jonathan David Chapel returned home to Our Maker, on Thursday, January 27th, 2022. He was the beloved first-born son of Hilda M. Porrata-Doria and Juan A. Chapel. Jonathan is survived by them, his siblings Christopher J. Chapel (Rachel) and Chloe-Ann Chapel (Jhoan Pimentel and their son Sebastian); his aunt-godmother Giovanna Porrata-Doria; aunt Aurea Porrata-Doria; aunts Ana Chapel, Lissette Chapel, and Elba Chapel; his uncle Carlos Melendez, his "Poppy" Dan Remigino, Sr., multiple cousins, and his extended group home family.
Jonathan fulfilled his Earthly mission, in an exemplary fashion. He made a lasting and positive impression on everyone with whom he interacted. He spoke from his heart, with no need for words. His treatment towards others was the definition of unconditional love and total acceptance. He had a keen sense of people's intentions and would let you know if he sensed something other than kindness and love. He enjoyed all of the simple things- walks in the park, runs to the McDonald's drive-thru for ice cream and French fries, playing with his collection of balls, watching cartoons, and dancing. Lots of dancing!!
Although tremendously saddened by our physical loss of Jonathan, he will live on forever in our hearts and memories. He will forever be our angel, watching over us from heaven. Thank you for teaching us so much about what really matters in life, my beloved son! Mommy adores you…"A dormir, a dormir, porque ya es hora de dormir".❤️
A very special thanks to the staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (Skolnick Surgical Tower) in Miami Beach, FL, who took wonderful care of Jonathan. In particular, Dr. Goldes and nurses Jessica Garcia, Patrice Diaz, and Debbie. Your support was indispensable and very much appreciated, during this most difficult time for our family.
Due to COVID and other logistical reasons, we will hold a Mass and Memorial Celebration for Jonathan, in the not too distant future. We will be providing details via our social media platforms. We hope as many of our family and friends will be able to join us for that.
In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate a donation to the National Down Syndrome Society.