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Joseph R. Capen Sr.

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Joseph R. Capen Sr.
Loving Husband, father and grandfather

BILLERICA -- Joseph R. Capen Sr., age 69, beloved husband of Lorraine M. (St. George) Capen died Tuesday at the home of his daughter with his family by his side.

He was born in Billerica, February 28, 1944, a son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Fournier) Capen and lived in Billerica his whole life before retiring in Chandler, AZ for the last 10 years.

Mr. Capen served as a door gunner in the Vietnam War earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star and 56 Air Medals. He was employed locally for several auto shops as a mechanic and was a member of the VFW Solomon Post and the DAV.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Joseph Capen Jr. and his significant other Michelle Diggs of Billerica; one daughter, Sherry Mitchell and her husband Todd of Billerica,; one sister, Jean Ostler of Cambridge; five grandchildren, T.J., Kaylia, Savannah, and Isabella Mitchell and Noah Capen. He was the brother of the late James Capen, Elizabeth Sanborn and Jackie Batchelder.

CAPEN -- Of Billerica and Chandler, AZ, Nov. 19, Joseph R. Capen Sr. Funeral Friday in the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4- 7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral Directors W.J. and Dean M. Laurendeau. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 20, 2013
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