Stella Marie Caponiti Staley(1921 - 2014)

PETERBOROUGH - Stella Marie Caponiti Staley passed away on May 2, 2014 and is dancing with her beloved husband Carl. Stella was born on Nov. 11, 1921 in Washington, D.C. to Placido and Maria Caponiti, who immigrated to this country from Sicily in the early twentieth century.

Stella took great pride in her heritage and large family but insisted on being a thoroughly modern American woman. While working for the Department of Labor, Stella met the love of her life, Carl Wayne Staley Sr. at a Catholic Church social. They were married on Sep. 12, 1948 and were happily together for over 58 years.

Stella's patient, kind, sweet heart and soul touched everyone she met. She is survived and adored by her sister, Alice Sardone and brother-in-law, Tony; her children, Michael Staley and daughter-in-law, Susan; Diane Callahan and son-in-law, Ken; Carl Staley and daughter-in-law, Anne; Allan Staley and daughter-in-law, Katie; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Stella was a devoted member of the Catholic faith and a Mass will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Divine Mercy Parish, 18 Vine Street Peterborough, N.H. 03458.

Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To view the obituary online or leave a condolence please visit

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Jellison Funeral Home
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(603) 924-3511
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on May 13, 2014