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Angelina Capitano

January 10, 2008
Angelina Capitano
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Obituary for Angelina Capitano

CAPITANO, Angelina Nena (Cappello)

CAPITANO, Angelina "Nena" (Cappello) known to many as Angie, passed away peacefully at her home in Brandon on Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2008. She is a Tampa native born to her late Sicilian parents, Alfonso Cappello and Josephine Lazzara. Nena was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Lazzara and Adeline Fonte. Angelina is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 71 years, Nick Capitano. She is also survived by her loving children: son Joseph Capitano, Sr. and wife Gilda; daughter Rose Lee and son-in-law Al Garcia, Jr.; nine grandchildren: Nick Capitano II, Celeste Lazzara and Santo, Joseph Capitano, Jr., Frank David Capitano and Christina, Maria Elena Pardo and Vincent, Angela Nicole Nassif and Matthew; Al Garcia III and Reina, Richard Garcia and Stamie, Nick Garcia and Jennifer; thirteen great grandchildren, sister Catherine Vento, sisters-in-law Mary Capitano, Theresa Coniglio and Angie Whidden. She also leaves her dearest lifelong friend, Gloria Dato. Mrs. Capitano worked side by side with her husband, in their early years, to help build their business, Radiant Oil of Tampa. She was home manning the business phone while he would be out making fuel deliveries in order to secure a future for their children. Nena was a member of Nativity Catholic Church for 40 years, and served as an active member of the St. Gerard Circle. She was especially fond of working their Philly Steak Sandwich Carnival booth for many years. Nena spent twelve years as a dedicated homeroom mother at Sacred Heart School, and was also involved at Jesuit High School. In the 1960's, Angie was a founding committee member of Jesuit's fundraiser "Night to Remember," now known as "Gaudiosa". Angie was a Charter Member of the Ybor City Opti-Mrs. Club and served as its President for one year. She was a Pink Lady at Brandon Regional Hospital for more than twenty years. The family wants to especially thank Dr. Robert Oliva, Dr. Rafael Martinez, Dr. George DerMarker, and Dr. Eugene Dagon for their kind attention and care. A very special thank you is extended to her caregiver of four and one half years, Michelle Exum, and also "Miss Dolly" Hollomon, Clara Banks, Leita, and Daisy Antonio. Visitation is from 9:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, January 15, in the main sanctuary of Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon, where a Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 11:30 A.M. Celebrants of the mass will be Father Arthur Proulx and Monsignor Laurence Higgins. Entombment will be private. Honoring her wishes, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to her nephew and godson Dr. Anthony Lazzara's mission work in Lima, Peru: Villa La Paz Foundation, 2600 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N., Suite 300, St. Petersburg, FL, 33704-2744 or The Italian Club Building Trust Fund, P.O. Box 5054, Tampa, FL, 33675.

Funeral Information

Visitation is from 9:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, January 15, in the main sanctuary of Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon, where a Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 11:30 A.M. Celebrants of the mass will be Father Arthur Proulx and Monsignor Laurence Higgins. Entombment will be private.

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