Lawrence J. Capraro

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Lawrence J. Capraro
Utica
Mr. Lawrence J. "Larry" Capraro, lovingly known as "Poppy," age, 89, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the comfort and privacy of his home. Born in Utica on April 6, 1923, Lawrence was the son of the late Amedeo and Roccatella (Pavese) Capraro. On October 4, 1947 he married the former Amelia G. "Nanie" Biamonte, a blessed union of 61 years until her passing in 2009. Lawrence worked at the NYS Department of Transportation as a Senior Engineering Technologist, and he also worked part time for the US Post Office. Poppy was a man who knew everything about everything, and was a jack-of-all-trades. He could usually be found puttering around his house, and especially at camp keeping himself busy, always available to listen if anyone needed an ear. He is survived by his daughter, Suanne (Capraro) Pristera, of Barneveld; his grandchildren, Lianne and Matthew Nimey, of New Hartford, and Dianndra Pristera, of Albany; and his great-granddaughter, Amelia Rose Nimey. He also leaves his nieces, Carmella DeCrisci, JoAnn Brown, Patricia Murphy, Patricia Ruscio; nephews Eugene DeCrisci,and Joseph Barilla; Bobby Simbari, whom he considered his son, and his partner Hal Caruso; great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and special friends, including Ellen McMahon who was like a second daughter to him; Arlene and Richard DAccurzio. He was predeceased by his brother, James Capraro; and his sisters, Angeline DeCrisci-Barilla, Carmella Demme, Rose DeCrisci, and Mary LaBuzzetta; his niece, Betty Morocco; and his Aunt, Mary Simbari. The family extends sincere thanks to the staff of Cedarbrook Village at the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center for their dedication in taking such good care of our Poppy, and to those who gathered in his Celebration of Life. Arrangements were entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
Lawrence Capraro
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, 2012
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