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Helen Gonda Capani

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Capani, Helen Gonda

Helen Gonda Capani, born on August 25, 1923, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014. She was the daughter of Slovak immigrants, the late Michael and Pauline Janosik Gonda. Helen was raised on the family farm in Erie, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Capani Jr.; sisters Margaret Randall and Anna Gonda; brothers Albert Gonda, Michael Gonda, Leonard Gonda; son-in-law Timothy Czebiniak; great-grandaughter Selena Szatkowski. Helen is survived by her children Peter and Sandra Capani, Lynn Capani-Czebiniak, Dennis and Maria Capani, Helen and Martin Foley, Joyce and David Cody, Donna Capani-Bostic, Mary Capani, Anne Capani, Joseph and Christine Capani; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren arriving by the end of the year; sister Eleanor Baxter; brothers John Gonda, Steve Gonda, Walt Gonda; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff at Willow Point Nursing Home who took exceptional care of her the past 6 years. Helen G. the Scrabble Queen will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held at the THOMAS J. SHEA Funeral Home Inc. 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY on Friday from 11am to 1pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at STS John and Andrew Church on Friday at 2pm with Msgr. Michael Meagher officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to STS John and Andrew Church 1263 Vestal Ave. Binghamton, NY 13903. Arrangements are in the care of Albert J. DeMarco.

"Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on July 31, 2014
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