SENECA FALLS– Albert J. Cappello, 92, of Bridge Street, Seneca Falls, N.Y., passed away on Friday (January 27, 2017) at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo, NY.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday (January 31, 2017) at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard Street in Seneca Falls. Albert's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (February 1, 2017) at St. Patrick's Church in Seneca Falls, with the Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls.
If desired, contributions may be made to St. Francis/St. Clare Parish, 25 Center St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
The Seneca Falls Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (January 31, 2017).
The family would like to thank Unit 1 at the Huntington Living Center for their wonderful care and compassion.
Albert was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y. on June 18, 1924, the son of the late Carlo & Rose Marrapese Cappello. He was a life resident of Seneca Falls and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, enlisting in January 1943 until his discharge in February 1946. He served both theaters of operation, the Atlantic and the Pacific. He saw action in the Bay of Biscay, the invasion of Normandy, D-Day and was torpedoed in the English Channel where he was wounded and thus earned the Purple Heart. He had served on the SS Steel Mariner, the USS LST 280 & the USS LSM 477. When wounded, Albert never left his post until a corpsman came and ordered him to sick bay.
Albert loved music, especially music by Frank Sinatra and Lawrence Welk. He loved to dance, and the jitterbug was his favorite. He was one who always enjoyed a good round of golf. He was a member of Kirk-Casey Post #366, American Legion, Seneca Falls, N.Y., and a former member of both the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge and the Lt. Cyrus Garnsey Post VFW in Seneca Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Berrells Cappello of Seneca Falls, N.Y., whom he married on April 21, 1951; one son, Michael (Theresa) Cappello of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; two grandchildren Kevin Cappello and Ashley (Joe Dingledein) Cappello; one great grandson, Liam Ethan Dingledein; two nephews Darin (Karen) Rutz and their daughter, Grace, of Black Stone, Mass., Dennis (Cheryl) Rutz and their son, Kyle, of St. Paul, Minn.
In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased by one sister, Lucy Cappello Rutz; and one brother, Louis Cappello.
Please leave a condolence or light a candle for Albert at: doranfuneralhome.com.