CAPOANO, MADELINE

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CAPOANO, MADELINE

A Mass of Christian Liturgy was held July 11 in the Church of Saint Mary in Rutherford for Madeline “Sue” Capoano, 88, of Secaucus. She passed away surrounded by her family on July 8. She was born in Hoboken to George and Mae Meicke. She was one of thirteen children and has always been referred to as “Sue”. Sue married a young man named Carmen, and together they had two children, Frank and Helene. Sadly, her husband Carmine passed away in 1954, leaving Sue a young widow at 25 years old. Sue was broken hearted, yet she was a woman “ahead of her time”, tough and determined. She learned how to drive and was self-supportive.
She was a secretary employed by the Jersey City Board of Education for 50 years before retiring just 11 years ago. While working full time, she also worked as a waitress for 15 years at Erks Restaurant in Jersey City. Sue had a bigger than life personality. She was a great dancer, a wonderful cook and an amazing baker. Family time was utmost important to Sue and she adored and cherished her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Sue was predeceased by her son, the late Frank Capoano (2000) and her longtime companion of 40 years, Patrick “Patty” Quirk (1998). She will be deeply missed by her daughter Helene Lozano and her husband Joe Bruzzesi, daughter-in-law Joy Capoano and her husband Hal Ciser, grandchildren; Candice and her husband Salvatore Vicari, Craig Capoano and his wife Jennifer, Courtney and her husband Marc Morrone, Frank Capoano and Dion Lozano, great- grandchildren; Dylan, Cooper, Liam, Lucas, Austin and Tyler and two siblings, Elizabeth Bracconeri and James Meicke. She was predeceased by 10 siblings.
Services arranged by the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, Rutherford.

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