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May 13, 2014

Concepta (Connie) Capozzola

Concepta (Connie) Capozzola

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Concepta (Connie) Capozzola passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Connie was born Dec. 8, 1931, the youngest child of Martin and Katherine (Casey) Frain.

She grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a graduate of Our Lady of Solace and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

In 1953, Connie married Robert Capozzola. Together they raised 10 children, Paul, Marc, Barbara, Jeanne, John, Peter, Jim, Laura, Connie and Chris, first in Glen Rock, N.J., and later in Worcester. She instilled in her children the love of reading, the arts and learning.

Connie then settled in the Saratoga area and worked at Carl Co., Stepping Stones Day Care Center and later at the Saratoga Springs Senior Center. She was active in area spinning, weaving and knitting guilds.

A highlight of Connie’s life was a trip to Ireland where she visited the Frain home in Kilmovee and the Casey home in Ballaghadereen.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, her son, James, her sisters, Nora Heyer, Marion Stemper, Patricia O’Brien, and her brother, John Frain.

She is survived by her sister, Theresa Gearty of Ridge and brother-in-law, Nelson Heyer of Waretown, N.J.; her children and their families, Paul (Deborah Sisum) of Oak Hill, Va., and son, Matthew, Marc (Janet) of New Fairfield, Conn., and children, Zander, Chelsea and Lucas, John (Margaret) of Delmar and children, Catherine and Shannon, Peter (Theresa) of Saratoga Springs and children, John and Christopher, Christopher (Keith O’Brien) of Boston, Mass., Barbara (Anne Fitzsimmons) of Castleton and children, Pooja, Jay and Chasity Fitzsimmons, Jeanne (Thomas) Kozloski of Gansevoort and children, Benjamin, Tucker and Janna, Laura (Joseph) Becker of Chadds Ford, Pa., and children, Michael, Paul and Thomas and Connie (John) Pinkerton of Savannah, Ga., and children, Charlotte, Hamish and James. Connie is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She had numerous close friends throughout her life, especially Phyllis Vigglioti, Suzanne Bishop and Jane Walker.

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