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Virginia (Capicotta) Cuerdon WATERFORD - Our beloved Virginia (Capicotta) Cuerdon, self-proclaimed sweater girl, garage sale lover and best Mommy and Nana in the world, grew her wings on October 27, 2013 at the age of 91 with her family by her side. Virginia was born and educated in Mechanicville and moved to Waterford in 1959. Virginia was a waitress at the Palace Diner in Troy for 25 years. She also worked part time at the Village Cleaners and Another Eddie's Tavern, both in Waterford. She was a volunteer at the former Leonard Hospital and at the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center. She met many boaters some who visited her at home when she could no longer get to the center. Virginia was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford. Virginia practiced random acts of kindness long before the current popularity. She offered cold drinks to the mail carrier, visited nursing home residents and made phone calls just to say hello. Although she rarely admitted it, Virginia was a wonderful baker. She specialized in cheese cake, biscotti and traditional Christmas cookies. For decades she and her mother prepared time-honored Italian food for Christmas eve. In addition to watching her favorite TV shows such as Sunday Morning, Entertainment Tonight and the Chew, Virginia happily watched Dog with a Blog and SpongeBob Square Pants with her great grandchildren Sarah (8) and Logan (6) who often ran downstairs to spend much time with their Nana. Their special saying was “Love you, Love you more, Love you most, Love you mostest”. Virginia was an avid Eddy Arnold fan, traveled to many of his shows, hugged and talked with him several times and visited him at his office in Tennessee. Virginia was strong, independent and stubborn but one of the truest friends you could hope to have. Her family is extremely saddened but privileged to have had her for as long as we did. We knew and loved her habits, humor and heart. To quote one of Eddy's song “I'll hold you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms.” Predeceased by her parents Dominick and Michaelina (Pettograsso) Capicotta and her grandson JP Dunn. She is survived by daughters Margaret (Ron) VanDenburgh, Joanne (Larry) Catallo, Noreen (Eddie) Parissi, Martha (James) Dunn. Grandchildren Stephen VanDenburgh and Karen (Bob) Potter, Jamie (Joe) Kelly, Patrick Dunn, Michael (Paula) Dunn, Meg (Tom) Badali; 12 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 6th and Broad St., Waterford. There will be no public viewing hours. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary of the Assumption Church Restoration Fund or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, NY 12188. To express you sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit Brendesefuneralhome.com


Published in The Record on Oct. 29, 2013
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