A funeral mass took place Oct. 2 at St. Ann’s RC Church, Hoboken, for Dorothy Janet Cappiello. She passed away peacefully at the Hoboken University Medical Center on Sept. 27. Raised in Staten Island, New York, Dorothy was the wife of late Mayor Steve Cappiello for 62 years. Well known in Hoboken for her political contributions, generosity, independence and vivacious personality. Dottie truly accepted the mile square city as her home and insisted on remaining in Hoboken until her passing. Dorothy was a driving force as a first lady of Hoboken supporting her husband, Steve, through a long political career including his tenure as mayor for 12 years. She was full of life, known for her beautiful smile and abundant laughter. She was a professional bookkeeper, an avid gardener and enjoyed fashion design.
Dorothy leaves to mourn her passing her children, Janet Cappiello Manocchio, Linda Cappiello, M.D. and Steven J. Cappiello, her only son; her son in lawStephen Manocchio, M.D.; her grandchildren, Beth Ann, Erica and Jeffrey Manocchio, Kenny C. Lindsley and a great grandson, Vincent Nicolino and a sister, Barbara Ackermann. Mrs. Cappiello was predeceased by her siblings, James A. Barry and Mary Schraff.
Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.