Thomas Capalbo

Thomas Capalbo

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Thomas Capalbo, beloved husband of Rose M. (DeSimone) Capalbo, of Westerly, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the age of 96.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Francesco and Filomena Capalbo.

Thomas worked as an Assembler for Bostitch for 37 years until his retirement and was a devoted communicant of St. Pius X Church. As a US Marine Corps veteran of WWII, he was wounded in the Battle of Okinawa and received a Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Josiah Broadfoot Chapter No. 6 and the Disabled American Veterans.

In addition to his wife Rose, he will be dearly missed by two sons, Marty Capalbo and his wife Barbara and Gary Capalbo and his wife Judith; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Thomas was predeceased by nine siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly. Burial with Full Military Honors will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice (checks payable to: Amedisys Foundation), 1130 Ten Rod Rd, STE A205, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or to St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly, RI 02891 in memory of Thomas. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Pius X Church
    45 Elm Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    Private, --
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    Burial with Full Military Honors will be private.


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Linda and Sal Costanza

Posted at 12:30am
Our love and prayers to you, Rose, and Gary, Judy and Marty and your families. We have the best memories of Tom...such a kind gentleman. We always enjoyed seeing him at the family events . Rest in peace, Tom...

Nick Bottone Jr.

Posted at 01:04pm
Rose, Marty, Gary & Family -

My sincere condolences at Tom's passing. 96 years young and a War Hero. A member of the greatest generation of whom we are all Proud!! I remember the great times from years back and our terrific Family interactions!! My wife Barbara sends her condolences as well. In our prayers,

Cousin Nick Jr. & Barbara Bottone

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