Elvira “Vera” Marino Cappiello, 78, of North Branford, formerly of Greene Street, New Haven, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the CT Hospice, Branford surrounded by her family. She was the wife of late Joseph S. Cappiello. Mrs. Cappiello was born in New Haven on June 20, 1934; daughter of the late Francesco and Letizia Santacroce Marino; was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Nursing School; was the Co-Coordinator for the Fair Haven Community Health Clinic at Bella Vista, New Haven and was a member of the Saint Trofemina Society. Mother of Michael (Susan) Serio of Madison, Gary (Elaine) Serio of Guilford and Susan (Adam) Campagna of North Branford. Grandmother of Justin, Jonathan, Zachary, Nicholas, Jamie, and Brittany Serio, Adam, Lea and Luke Campagna. Sister of Ralph Marino of New Haven, Leo (Theresa) Marino of Branford, Elizabeth “Betty” Marino, Frank Marino both of East Haven and the late Maria Bianchi and Raffaella Marino. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Vera’s family will receive friends in the Parish Center behind St. Anthony’s Church, 70 Washington Avenue, New Haven on Saturday morning, Dec. 15th from 9:00 to 10:00. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Matt’s Mission Fund c/o TD Bank, 1289 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT 06471 or The Joe Stone Foundation (for a student scholarship), 15 Wood Chase Lane, North Branford, CT 06471.