MECHANICVILLE - Mary Capuano went into the presence of Jesus on Monday, September 5, 2022 at the age of 96. She was a lifelong resident of Mechanicville, NY until 2021, when she moved to St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where she was surrounded by loving caretakers, residents, and family. She lived and died at peace, always convinced that God was in control of her life’s circumstances.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kathy; her granddaughters, Caroline and Katelyn; her brother and sister-in-law Abraham and Esther Laurenzo; and her in-laws Madeline and Ed LaCasse, Santa Capuano, and Carl and Cindi Capuano.
Mary devoted her life to her family. Known first as an aunt, she was always joyfully present for her many nieces and nephews; all 34 fondly recall the time she spent with them and the attention she gave them. She was viewed often as a second mom or even an older sibling, given that she was close in age to many of them. As a wife, she was guiding and compassionate, living a life of purpose together with Dominick for 70 years. As a mother, Mary was a picture of love, patience, and guidance. Her love for her son and daughter-in-law was unconditional and her affection for her granddaughters unbounded. As a friend, she was always available to her church and neighborhood friends.
Mary also showed her love and joy through cooking and singing. Whether for family, Sunday guests who routinely ended up at her table, or for the entire church, Mary was always showing her love for others through her meatballs, sauce, and pies. Her house was regularly replete with song, as she and Dom harmonized to every hymn imaginable. She was affectionately known as “Joy Joy Grandma” to her granddaughters, a name that sprang from the first song she sang to them.
At a young age, Mary learned about a Savior who loved her and came to die for her sins, and she decided to follow Him. She lived a kind, selfless, and compassionate life because of her love for her Lord Jesus Christ. She desired to see and treat others the way Jesus did: always loving, always kind, and always patient. Mary spoke volumes through action.
Her life, well-lived and well-completed, will be celebrated on Saturday September 10th from 11:00-11:30AM at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, with a Funeral Home Service to follow starting at 11:30AM. Burial will follow at Hudson View Cemetery.
“And then one day, I’ll cross the river, I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to victory, I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives!”