Andrew J. Kapravy, of Stoughton, age 79, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a long period of failing health. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Westwood and was a graduate of Westwood High School. He was also a graduate of Boston University. He was a Veteran of the US Army. Mr. Kapravy worked as an engineer for Boston Scientific for many years. He was a well respected engineer and holds several patents for his work, including one for his teams invention of non-kinkable wire on a heart stent. He retired 15 years ago. He was a member of the Boston University Alumni Association. He was a political buff and car enthusiast and in his free time, he enjoyed sailing, antiquing and watching Fox News. He was the son of the late Andrew and Jennie (Horodysky) Kapravy and the brother of the late Alice Henault. He was the uncle of Sherrie Laferty of VA, Jerry Close of Carver, Michael Close of Kingston and Edward Close of Franklin. Funeral services was held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte.27), Stoughton on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours were Monday, Oct. 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in Andrews memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com Farley Funeral Home (781) 344-2676
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Published in The Stoughton Journal from October 22 to October 29, 2012