Bernice M. Carapellatti (1926 - 2013)

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HINSDALE - Bernice M. Carapellatti, a former longtime resident of Hinsdale, passed away Monday (Oct. 7, 2013) at the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born March 24, 1926, in Olean, she was the daughter of Paul and Edith Williams Hooper. On Aug. 28, 1946, at St. John's Church in Olean, she married Roland A. Carapellatti, who predeceased her Nov. 10, 1993.
Mrs. Carapellatti resided in Hinsdale most of her life and graduated from Hinsdale Central School. She had worked at the former Acme Bakery in Hinsdale and later baked cakes for all occasions from her home.
She was a member of the former St. Helen's Catholic Church in Hinsdale, enjoyed oil painting as a hobby and gardening.
Surviving are four children, Ronald Carapellatti of Olean, Kim (Sara) Carapellatti of Cuba, Scott Carapellatti of Hinsdale and Lynn Carapellatti Ellis of Allegany; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon "Skip" (June) Hooper of Olean and Ed (Carol) Hooper of Hinsdale; a sister, Vera Cooney of Montana; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Carapellatti Prosser; a son, Lawrence Carapellatti; a sister, Ellen Hall; and a brother, Robert C. Hooper.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will be held Thursday (Oct. 10, 2013) beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church. The Rev. Edward Sheedy, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cuba Memorial Hospital Inc., 140 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727; or to St. John's Church, 921 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Olean, NY 14760
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 8, 2013