Ed Capuano, 74, of New Rochelle, N.Y., died on February 9th, 2020, after a long and valiant battle with multiple chronic illnesses.
He was born to Amadeo Edward and Vera (Cossa) Capuano on July 6, 1945 in Yonkers, N.Y. He grew up in Pelham Manor, N.Y., attended Pelham public schools and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Manhattan College.
He served his country bravely in Vietnam from 1968-1970 in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He returned home and continued a career in banking.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Griffiths Capuano, their four children: Gabrielle Kelly (Bill), Ted Capuano (Stephanie), Lily Kukulski (Jon), and John-Paul Capuano; and eight grandchildren: Henry and Will Kelly, Gianluca, Matteo and Claudia Capuano, Margot, Charlotte and Frances Kukulski.
He is also survived by his twin sister Lorraine Capuano, of New York City and brother Robert Capuano, of Eastchester, N.Y.
Bright, irreverent, and quick-witted, “Champagne Eddie” was the life of the party and beloved by all he met. A natural athlete, he excelled at sports and particularly enjoyed skiing, boating, and fishing. There was nothing that made him happier than spending long summers on Nantucket with his friends and family (although he rarely actually visited the beach).
A wake will be held at John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. in Larchmont, N.Y. on Thursday, February 13th from 4:00-8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 14th at St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont, N.Y. at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Swim Across America are welcome in his memory.