Mary Antoinette Cappello Obituary

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

CarpelloMrs. Mary Antoinette (SantaLucia) Cappello, 94, of Southbury, formerly of Waterbury, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury. She was the widow of Anthony D. “Tony” Cappello.

Mary was born in Waterbury June 13, 1920, daughter of the late Julius and Anna (DiGiovanni) SantaLucia. She graduated from Waterbury Catholic High, and in 1941 she earned her degree as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She married Tony Cappello Sept. 13, 1946. They were blessed with four children and together they shared a devoted faith. Mary was a talented pianist, playing any song she heard by ear. She always had a warm smile and kind words for family and friends. Loving and tender, she was a mother to those who had none. She was kind and gracious no matter the circumstance. She is the core of her children’s goodness, who are thankful for the lessons she taught them, and is now resting in the palm of God’s hand.

Mary is survived by her children Charles Cappello of Hebron; Joseph Cappello and his wife, Nancy, of Woodbury; Maryann Lizzi and her husband, Damon, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and Linda Cappello and her fiancé, James Arcangelo of Middlebury; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and six nieces and nephew; and a brother, Joseph SantaLucia, and his wife, Carmela, of Boynton Beach, Fla. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Emma SantaLucia of Southbury, and her long-time friend and sister-in-law, Eleanor Cappello of Middlebury. She was predeceased by her brother, Eugene SantaLucia, and her daughter-in-law, Susan Cappello.

The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home at 430 Chase Parkway in Waterbury to Our Lady of Loreto Church for a Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions can be made in her memory to

Are You Dense Inc.
96 Rowley Rd.
Woodbury, CT 06798

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