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John L. Capecelatro, Former Fire Chief, Dies at 89

Calling hours will take place today, May 31, at the Cody-White Funeral Home.


John L. Capecelatro, 89, of Orange, beloved husband of Gloria Aldo Capecelatro, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Raphael’s Hospital.

Born on Oct. 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Gennaro and Frances Cuzzocreo Capecelatro. John was co-owner of Hillside Farms Co. with his brother Ralph, who predeceased him.

He was a member of , belonged to many fire associations and was proud to serve as the Fire Chief, and was also a supernumerary police officer for the . John was a devout and dedicated usher and communicant of Holy Infant Church. He was an antique car and truck enthusiast and, for many years, was involved with the Draft Horse Association.

In addition to his wife Gloria of 66 years, he is survived by children, Richard Capecelatro and his wife Diane of Orange; Carol Traester and her husband William of Simsbury; sister, Ann Levenduski; sister-in-law, Elaine Capecelatro, grandchildren, Kevin Capecelatro and his wife Jeanine, Michael and Robert Capecelatro, Mary and Eric Traester; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Julia Capecelatro; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his cherished daughter Mary Lee Capecelatro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange. Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven, CT.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut American Parkinson Disease Association CT Chapter ADPA, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven, CT 06473; or the Lupus Foundation of America CT Chapter, 270 Farmington Ave., Suite 218, Farmington, CT 06032.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John L. Capecelatro, please visit the Cody-White Sympathy Store.

This obituary was published with permission from the

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