Connie Caprari

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Dec. 23, 2012

Connie Caprari, 65, of West Pittston, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston, on April 28, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Antonette Anetrella Punturiero. Connie was a lifelong resident of West Pittston. She was a loving wife, mother and Noni to her grandchildren, Cole, Summer, Gwen, Giana, Ariana, Bianca and grandchild on the way.

She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre Business School. Early in her career, she had worked in the banking industry as a teller and supervisor.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Samuel R. Caprari.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Samuel P. Caprari; sons, Samuel P. Caprari Jr. and his wife, Heather, of Clarks Summit; Michael Caprari and his wife, Amanda, of Dupont; Joseph Caprari and his wife, Michele, of Jessup; brothers, Frank Punturiero and his wife, Patsy, of Pottsgrove; Patrick Punturiero and his wife, Kathie, of Berwick; sister, Mary Tossi, and her husband, Anthony, of West Pittston; mother-in-law, Teresa Caprari, of Naples, Fla.; sister-in-law, Donna Heiser, and her husband, Gene, of Naples, Fla.; brother-in-law, Paul Caprari, and his wife, Paula, of Pittston; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Private entombment will take place in the family mausoleum in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oblates of St. Joseph or to St. Joseph Marello Parish. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 27, 2012