Thomas A. Capanna
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AGE: 97 • Middlesex
Thomas A. Capanna, 97, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. Born in Buffington, PA to the late Dominic and Caroline Capanna, he resided in Masontown, PA before moving to Middlesex in 1941. Thomas served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an Aviation Machinist 1st Class and was an aerial gunner. He later was a foreman for the former Julius Hof & Sons Forging in Berkeley Heights for 27 years before retiring in 1980 and was a charter member of the Middlesex American Legion Post 306, a member of the Dunellen Knights of Columbus and the Dunellen VFW. He was an avid bowler and gardener, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Johanna Capanna in 2002 and his loving daughter, Marie Keane in 1977. Surviving are his loving children, Thomas A. Capanna, Jr. and wife Cindy of Las Cruces, NM and Linda Raynak and husband Stephen of Middlesex; six cherished grandchildren, Logan, Justin and wife Kim, Angela and partner Megan, Lindsay and husband Bryan, Matthew and Aaron and one cherished great-grandchild, Abbie. Also, his caring sister, Anita Indico of South Plainfield.
Funeral service will begin 9:00 am, Monday at the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Rd., Middlesex followed by a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, 600 Harris Ave., Middlesex. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield. Visitation hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 pm & 7-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Martin & Edith Stein Hospice, 49 Veronica Ave. Somerset NJ 08873 or the American Legion Post #306, 1 American Legion Place, Middlesex, NJ 08846. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.middlesexfuneralhome.com. Middlesex Funeral Home and its staff are honored to serve the Family of Thomas A. Capanna.
Published in Courier News on Feb. 22, 2013