Josephine Caparulo

Josephine Caparulo

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Josephine M. Caparulo Embraced by her God in Heaven on Wednesday, October 4, 2011. Josephine was born on April 15, 1919 - the daughter of Petrina (Bonjorno) and Thomas Maimone in Groveland, New York. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph and brother Stephen, two grandchildren: Peter and Aaron Lockwood and beloved son-in-law Hank Lockwood. She is survived by her sister, Rose (Harold) Gould; daughter Mary Lockwood; son Joseph Caparulo; grandchildren: Graham Caparulo (Andrea), Marcus Schimert, Anya Schimert, Nathan Lockwood (Ana), Johanna Lent (Yancy), Katherine Lupoli (Nick), and John Lockwood, great-grandchildren: Joseph Lockwood, Cassia Lockwood, Emma Lent, Ethan Lent, Elliot Lent, Adrian Caparulo and Isabella Rugiero. Josephine and her husband Joe opened Caparulo's Variety Store (known today as Cappy's) in Elmira on December 16, 1946. Her entire life was devoted to loving her family, caring for the sick and dying, sharing her gift of hospitality with friends and community, offering sumptuous meals, giving countless hours to her parish and creating bonds of friendship and love that will forever endure. Her devotion to her faith - centered at St. Patrick's - was a true expression of "living the gospel" as she gave equal importance to the sacred and social ministries. Her charity, her caregving, her inspiring spirit and smile remain in our hearts. We will miss her beyond measure. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod: 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis MA 02601 or Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901.
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