Obituary of Maria Francesca Capici
Maria Francesca (Frances) Capici, daughter of Genevieve and Joseph Del Guercio of West Street in Harrison, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12th. She was 104 years old. Born in New York City on February 19, 1918, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul Capici and four brothers, Eligio, Lucius, Mario, Victor and their wives, Peggy Gargiulio Del Guercio, Anna “Sis,” O’Reilly Del Guercio, Margaret Hogan Del Guercio, Catherine “Kay” Del Guercio and cousins, Dr. Louis Del Guercio and Eligia Dundee. She is survived by beloved nieces and nephews, Joseph and Joan Del Guercio of New Rochelle, N.Y., Victor R. Del Guercio Jr. of Larchmont, N.Y., Lynn and John DiMenna of Vero Beach, FLA., William and Ann Del Guercio of Ft. Meyers, FLA., William and Genevieve English of New Milford, CT., Dina Del Guercio of Huntsville, AR., and Lawrence Capici of New York, N.Y., devoted cousins Paula Del Guercio of Larchmont, N.Y., Eugenia and Gerard Juliano of Mamaroneck N.Y. and Richard Lorenti of New York, N.Y. as well as numerous second cousins, grand nieces and nephews.
She was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York and a longtime member of St. Vito’s Church in Mamaroneck, N.Y., St. Gregory’s Church in Harrison, N.Y. and The Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, N.Y.
For the past 24 years, she has resided at The Osborn in Rye, N.Y. where she was previously employed as Catering Manager. While living at The Osborn she was highly regarded for her particular sense of style and outgoing nature. Never without her earrings or heels, she served on their welcoming and entertainment committees and, as a lovely and gracious Osborn ambassador, she was also well known for her keen intellect and robust sense of humor.
In a resolution, on the occasion of her 101st birthday, presented by the New York State Legislature, Senator Shelley Mayer stated “Frances Capici, with her zest for life, has inspired, enhanced and enriched the lives of her family, friends and those around her through her joyous and sincere love for others and through her quiescent charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years.”
May she rest in peace.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on June 20th, at Resurrection Church in Rye, N.Y. The Mass will be livestream for those who not attend in person. Please click here to view the livestream.
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