BENJAMIN J. CAPIZZI
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OCT. 22, 1923 - JUNE 2, 2014
Benjamin J. Capizzi, a longtime resident of Atwater passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2014 in Merced, CA. Ben was born October 22, 1923 in Fisher Station, Waterford, NJ to John and Sarah Capizzi. He was the 1 of 13 children. He served in the United States Navy as Chief Petty Officer, retiring after 40 years of service. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a manager of the repair center for National Semiconductor in Santa Clara. In 1950 he married Angela Perricone and they recently celebrated 63 years together.
Ben is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Angela Capizzi, and his sons Mark B. Capizzi & wife Vivian of San Diego and Brian Capizzi & wife Maria of Atwater. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Tina Capizzi, Andrea Capizzi, Victoria Capizzi, Aaron Capizzi, and Mark Capizzi, Jr. He also leaves his two cherished great grandchildren Hunter Capizzi and Benjamin Walter.
Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 PM at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1701 Winton Way, Atwater. Military Honors will take place at the conclusion of Mass. Burial will be Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11 AM at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, CA. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, Atwater, CA.
Published in Merced Sun Star on June 9, 2014
Wilson Family Funeral Home
1290 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301