Daphne Justine Kaye (DJ) Marcos Aguinaldo

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After a 4 ½ year battle with cancer, Daphne Justine Kaye (DJ) Marcos Aguinaldo succumbed to the illness on November 29, 2013, at 5:25 pm PST. She leaves behind her younger sister Jasmine, mom Jocelyn, and dad David.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, and Monday, December 9, 2013, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Immediately following the mass, burial services will be held at Wake Memorial Park. Friends are requested to wear lilac (or a shade of purple) in tribute to Daphne.

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, Daphne and her family moved to Cary, North Carolina 7 years ago. She finished high school at Panther Creek High School (Class 2009), and was a member of the PC Dance Team, the 1st PC Varsity Cheer Team and the National Honor Society. The 22-year-old, 2013 Fashion and Textile Management graduate of NC State, recently relocated to Los Angeles, California to work for Spirit Football Jersey. A devoted Delta Delta Delta Sorority sister, Daphne was also active in the Phi Psi Textile Fraternity, Order of Omega, Sigma Tau Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi Society, TATM Student Advisory Board and Tompkins Textile Student Council.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Daphne’s memory using Tribute # 34641286; by phone (800) 873-6983 or by mail at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Links: Brown-Wynne Funeral Home: St. Michael the Archangel Church: Wake Memorial Park:


  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Chelle Sunico

December 18, 2013

Dear Jojo and David,

I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through and how difficult all this must be for you all. My prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time.

Charlene Sales

December 12, 2013

We are truly blessed to have been a part of your life and your family's lives. You and your family has touched our hearts in many ways. Even though we were far apart, you and your family will forever be in our prayers and thoughts. Rest in eternal peace. We love you DJ. Our condolences Tita Jojo, Tito David, & Jade.

<3 The Sales Family

April & Kiko Pike

December 10, 2013

I thank God for all our memories of you and all the milestones that we got to spend with you: a Sacred Heart cookout; one of your dance recitals; a trip to Cleveland; the move to North Carolina; New Years 2008; your 18th birthday; your graduation; your move to Hollywood; our Inglewood adventure; your courage and strength during the past 2 months; and your last breath. And, although I wish you were still here with us, I know you're in a better place now with no more suffering and no more pain.
Hollywood isn't the same without you but it would always be our special place.
We love you, DJ. We miss you so much.

Marian Thomas

December 10, 2013

To Daphne's family:

I am sorry for your loss. Daphne was truly one of the greatest people I had met in high school. She was never judgmental and always kind and willing to talk and be a friend. I am praying for you during this difficult time.

Marian Thomas

Hedy DiSimoni

December 10, 2013

Dear Jo and David,
My heart breaks for you and your family. When we were with you this spring, I could sense Daphne's strength and spirit through your descriptions of her and her beautiful work at NC State. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Hedy, Grace and Caroline

Susan McGee

December 9, 2013

Jocelyn, David and Jasmine,
Our family is blessed to be part of your lives through Volleyball at Meredith and though I didn't know Daphne, I am certain she had the sweet spirit and smile that I see in you all. I am saddened that you will be without her and can't imagine how difficult that will be. Know that you all are in our prayers.
Susan , John and Emery McGee

Bryan & Ira

December 9, 2013

Heaven must have been missing an angel. We'll miss you sweet cousin, DJ! We love you!!!

Krisha Patel

December 9, 2013

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Aguinaldo and Jade,

My deepest condolences on your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you. Daphne was an amazing friend who always made such an active effort to keep in touch with her friends in NJ. I will always miss how she personally delivered her Christmas presents every year, and how she would set aside time in her schedule to catch up with me via Skype or visit NJ whenever she was on break. She was a dedicated friend who made our days brighter and our hearts fuller. Her kindness and warmth were contagious, and she will be forever missed.

Amelia Aguinaldo Tividad

December 9, 2013

To my dear. Family - David, Jojo and Jade,

I am sorry I couldn't join you there in this difficult time but I am always praying that you will find peace, comfort and strength in the arms of The Lord and Mother Mary.

Eternal rest grant unto Daphne O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May Daphne rest in peace!

December 8, 2013

Dear Jocelyn, David, Jasmine and Family, In the midst of your sorrow, we pray that the memories made with Daphne, full of love, laughter and grace bring you joy and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Toyosi, Teni, Keye and Seye Coker