Clara M. (Wenzin) Capasella, also known as Clare, of Shore Rd, Westerly, RI, passed away peacefully at age 90 on January 10, 2013.
She is survived by her 4 daughters, Kathy Ann Maggiacomo of Westerly, RI, Carolyn Mayo of W. Harrison, NY, Diane Capasella of Queens, NY and Christina Longo of White Plains, NY and her sister, Christina Klaniecki of Whiting, NJ. She was a loving grandmother to 6 grandchildren, one of whom predeceased her, Christopher R. Mayo, and 7 great grandchildren. She is also predeceased by her husband, Anthony Capasella, her sisters, Augusta Edelmann and Caroline Wenzin, and her sons-in-law Vincent Longo and Robert Mayo.
Clara was born in New York City on September 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Christian and Caroline (Phitzmier) Wenzin. On October 1, 1944 she married Anthony Capasella at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in White Plains. They met and fell in love while working together at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, NY. After raising her daughters she worked as a Human Resource Representative at The Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, NY for 20 years.
Clara lived most of her life in Westchester until 1987 when she retired and moved to Rhode Island. Most summer days, she could be seen swimming, sunbathing and walking on the beach. Clara was an avid golfer, gardener and traveler. She loved to cook and host family dinners. She often volunteered her time to the Chorus of Westerly and the Babcock-Smith House.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:00 am at Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home and Hospice of Rhode Island, 1085 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02904.
Funeral services are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.
For online condolences please visit www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com.
Reported: 01/13/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)