Francesco (Frank) Cappello
BURLINGTON FLATS — Francesco (Frank) Cappello of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Burlington Flats, with his family by his side.
Frank was born in the Bronx, on Nov. 29, 1919, the son of Thomas Cappello and Anna Bombace Cappello.
He is survived by his daughter, Anna Montesano and her husband Dominick of Burlington Flats; his four grandchildren, Ronald Montesano and his wife, Cherie of New Paltz, Michael Montesano and his wife, Christiana of Mount Kisco, Anthony Montesano of Burlington Flats, and Debra Vertoske and her husband, Michael of Lancaster; his longtime companion, Rose Rubano; his younger sister, Sophie Cacciuttolo of Bethpage; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Angelina Marie; his son, Robert; his sister, Grace Pio; and his brother, Paul.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II where he spent time in the Philippines and Japan. One of his comforting memories of Japan at the end of the war was attending Christmas Eve Mass during a snowfall with his fellow soldiers.
Upon his return, he worked for over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement.
He was a communicant of St. Francis De Chantal Church in the Bronx. He was a member of the Northeast Bronx Senior Citizen Center; and a member of the American Legion.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Sisto Funeral Home, 3489 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Frank’s memory to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820; (432-6773).