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SANTILLO CAPOZZI (SANTY)
Born: Mar 26, 1932
Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
March 26, 1932 February 24, 2023
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Santillo Capozzi on February 24, 2023, at the age of 90, with his family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Anna and his two children, Michael and Maria; as well as numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, Comox, BC, Italy and Australia.
Santy was born in Benevento, Italy on March 26, 1932. He was a talented accordion player, being invited to play at local events and parties - including one where he met his future bride Anna. He asked her father if he could court her but was told she was too young and to come back in a year. Sure enough, he came back those many months later, and they got engaged prior to him coming to Canada.
He immigrated to Canada in 1957, and after marrying by proxy, his wife Anna followed the next year in 1958. Like many new immigrants, the first few years working as a labourer were tough but hard work and perseverance eventually led to him starting his own business, Santy's Concrete Ltd. in 1975, which he operated until he retired. Even after retiring, he never stopped working hard, and was always there to lend a helping hand to a neighbour or a friend. He always had a smile, and his good nature and humour will be greatly missed by his many friends, with whom he and Anna loved to socialize.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 510 River Avenue, with viewing at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, 3990 Portage Ave.
Those wishing to join the service virtually can do so using the following link: https://youtube.com/live/S440OnYziJU?feature=share
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, or a charity of your choice.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Our deepest condolences on demise of Santillo. May his rest in peace. Raj and Umi to Anna and Maria - Posted by: Umi Karia (Friends) on: Mar 11, 2023
Blessed are you Santillo. Blessed in love and family. You earned it. I send my love to Anna, Micheal and to you Maria. - Posted by: Bruce Anderson (Family friend ) on: Mar 09, 2023
Dear Anna, Mike , Maria, My deepest condolences to you all I am so sorry. I have wonderful memories of Santino. His beautiful smile. I would run into him at superstore and have nice little conversation. He was so generous to share whatever he grew in his garden with my parents. Thinking of all of you♥️🙏🤗 - Posted by: Cathy Infantini (Family friend ) on: Mar 09, 2023
Our deepest condolences to Maria, Michael and mamma Anna. I remember fondly meeting Maria's parents when they had me to their home. The home made wine and food was amazing. Papa Capozzi will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Sharon and Kevin Harrald - Posted by: Sharon and Kevin Harrald (Friends of Maria) on: Mar 09, 2023
Our condolences to the Capozzi Family. Santi will be missed by all. Words are few and thoughts are deep. Memories of Santi we will always keep. He has gone no further from us than to GOD and GOD is very near. GOD BLESS. - Posted by: Dan and Millie Herzog (Friend/Neighbour) on: Mar 09, 2023
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