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Petra Walsh Caponera, 62, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, October 11, 2013 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Born January 3, 1951, in Bad Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of William and Gertrude Witzke Walsh. Petra's childhood was spent in Center Moriches, Long Island and Danbury, Connecticut. Educated in Connecticut, she was a 1968 graduate of Danbury High School. Petra worked in the medical field for many years, first with Candlewood OBGYN in Connecticut and later with Florida Cancer Specialists in Cape Coral, Florida. Petra's children and grandchildren were them most important thing in her life. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by them. Petra enjoyed reading, cooking and socializing with anyone whom she came in contact. Predeceased by a son Christopher Jennings, and her mother; Petra is survived by her father William T. Walsh, of Danbury, CT; her sister Katrina Drumm of Wilton, Manors, FL; her brother Thomas Walsh of Danbury, CT; her husband David Caponera of Rockland, ME; her children, Scott Jennings of Austin, TX; Kate Galiano of Marton, NJ; Patrick Jennings of Dallas, TX, Alexandra Caponera of Boston, MA; three step-children, Dawn Murphy of Gardiner, MA, Lisa Martinez of El Monte, CA, Mark Caponera of Prot Charlotte, FL; as well as 12 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the family home at 176 Chestnut Hill Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: JDRF.org Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, Maine. To share a memory or condolence with Petra's family, please visit her Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com
Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home Inc
110 Limerock St
Rockland, ME 04841
Published in News Times on Oct. 15, 2013