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St. Baldrick's Day Marriage Proposal

New Lenox's Pat Biangamano surprised Jessica Caputo, of Downers Grove twice on March 22.

New Lenox's St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser for cancer research was a life-giving event. But for one couple it was also about a new life together.

Pat Biangamano, 24, of New Lenox, got his head shaved to help raise funds for cancer research. And then with his inhibitions shaved away, he knelt down on one knee and asked 23-year-old Jessica Caputo of Downers Grove to marry him.

In a crowed of at least 500 people at the American Legion, 14414 Ford Drive, she said, "Yes." The couple has been dating since 2008.

Why a wedding proposal on St. Baldrick's Day?

It was all about the date—the 22nd, said Biangamano.

  • met on June 22, 2008
  • first date on July 22, 2008
  • Jessica's birthday—Sept. 22, 1989

"I knew she'd be surprised that I'd get my head shaved," he said.

Caputo agreed. She was not expecting a marriage proposal. "I'm absolutely shocked. I didn't see it coming at all. I'm so happy."

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NL Resident March 23, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Congrats, but this is "breaking news"? Better update my notifications....
Tina P March 23, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Good point nl resident
Judi March 23, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Would you rather hear of some tragic overdose or gruesome crime scene? I think it is fabulous to hear the good things that are happening in the lives of our residents during community events. Congrats to Pat and Jess!
Ashlee March 23, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Congrats to this couple. Contributing to such a great cause, and two people in love....I think it's great to read about. Thank you Patch. The world could use happy news. And all the negative people-you must be miserable if you can find fault with charity and love.
Nick March 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Maybe you could have your reception at the post. Smaller events would also be nice. The post is a great place to have a party.
Carli March 23, 2013 at 01:44 PM
So sweet! It's great to hear this kind of news!!
Ed March 23, 2013 at 09:27 PM
No one is saying they do not want to read about this. I personally love reading these types of positive articles to balance out the usual crime/drug related ones. But I do want to read those too as to not turn a blind eye on what is going on in our community. The question is the "breaking" classification." I personally would say this does not qualify as breaking.
lala March 24, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Congratulations!
ddddddd March 25, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Really? You all need lives :-)

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