Of Waltham died peacefully, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a lengthy illness; he was 95.
Born in Floresta, Messina, Italy to the late Basilio and Fortunata (Gimmillaro) Capizzi, he moved to Waltham in 1946 with his family and has been a resident ever since.
Mr. Capizzi served in the Italian Army during World War II and was taken as a prisoner of war in Germany.
Antonino worked as the head chef at the Chateau for many years.
Mr. Capizzi enjoyed golfing, walking, and working in his garden where you could find many vegetables and beautiful flowers. He also was quite the handyman who could fix anything.
He was a member of the Sons of Italy in Waltham, and an Usher at Sacred Heart Church for many years. He was a devout Catholic who said the Rosary every night.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Natala (Marzullo) Capizzi, his devoted children Josephine Gluckman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Carmelo Capizzi of Waltham, his brother Salvatore Capizzi and his wife Basilia (Lazzaro), his cherished grandchildren Michael Gluckman and his wife Priscilla (Thornsbury) of Texas, and David Gluckman of Michigan, and his two great-grandchildren Oscar and Pearl. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Service from the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM , Tuesday morning September 18th at 9:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday Sept. 17th from 4 – 8 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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