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Cecilia M. “Ceci” Capone

Cecilia M. “Ceci” Capone

1959 - 2017

Cecilia M. “Ceci” Capone, 57, of Watertown, passed away May 20, 2017 at her home in Dewitt, NY, with her family by her side.

Ceci was born July 17, 1959, in Watertown, daughter of Dr. Anthony C. and Angeline Oeschger Capone. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1976 and attended the SMT School of Cosmetology.  Ceci was a driver for Freeman Bus Company for over 27 years. She drove a school bus, charter bus, limousines and small tour buses. She resigned due to her health in 2016.

Ceci was a natural athlete.  She was active at a young age where she enjoyed ballet and gymnastics, among many other physical activities.  Ceci was an avid bowler, known for her high arching delivery in many bowling leagues.  She was a true believer in the Catholic faith.  Her children and family were her greatest joy, especially her grandchildren.  Some of her favorite things were dancing, 80’s rock, her favorite band was Aerosmith, White Russian cocktails, the herb rosemary, the color purple, cooking her homemade lasagna and her one of a kind sauce and meatballs.  Ceci loved to tell her family, “I love you to the moon and back.”

Ceci believed in miracles.  Her gift was to make people laugh. Her unforgettable smile always lit up the room. She lived a hopeful, understanding and compassionate life.

Surviving are her three children, a son, Forrester E. Wight and his girlfriend Margaret (Miss Mags) Rathbun, DeWitt, NY, two daughters, Tiffany M. Knight, Clay, NY and Jaclyn A. Papalski, Liverpool, NY, five brothers, Anthony (Jane), Pennsylvania, David (Katie), Batavia, NY, Dr. Patrick (Ellen) Winchester, VA, Dr. Peter (Susan) Binghamton, NY, James (Karen), Syracuse, NY, five sisters, Theresa Lyman, Baldwinsville, NY, Christine Meath, Rochester, NY, Rita (James) Hall, Framingham, MA, Maria (Charles) Dibble, Adams Center, NY, Jean (Sidney) Pond, Watertown, NY, four grandchildren, Claire (Claire Bear) McNitt, Hayden Staab, Noella (Wellie) Papalski, Ava (Ava Lane) Papalski, several nieces and nephews, and her best friend Tina Reid (Pacific).  Her parents, a sister Donna Marie, as an infant, and a brother Dr. Thomas Capone, all died before her.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am at the funeral home with Msgr. Robert Aucoin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.


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Condolences left by other guests:

I was so sorry to hear of Ceci’s passing(only saw it today on the list of individual’s who passed away from the WHS class of 1977).  We had been friends in school, ice skating at Thompson School rink, would go to teen night at Thompson School on Thursday evenings.  She had such a passion for life and was always smiling.  God gained another angel a few months back.  My prayers are with you family.

By Barbara Ann Yarchuk Robbins on 07 18, 2017


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I knew the family back in the 1970 and had many fine times at the Capone’s big white house on Ten Eyck St. Best friends with her sister Maria lost contact years ago with them.  I can remember Ceci at the YMCA dances and gymnastics she could do a back flip like no one else could.  Lots of fond memorys of the Capone family and the load of kids and all their friends there all at once and the trouble we would get into there Pa and Mom were real good folks to put up with us all.  So sorry that she isn’t with us any longer, the Lord has her with Him now.  Dawn Harrison South Carolina

By Dawn Harrison on 06 07, 2017


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We will remember Cece fondly as a loving and
” blithe spirit.”  blueWe are so sorry for your loss.

By Patti and Mike Garbutt on 05 27, 2017


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We are so sorry for your loss.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 
Carmen & Rose Mary Scudera

By Carmen & Rose Mary (Howard) Scudera Jr. on 05 25, 2017


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Forrester,
So sorry to hear about your mom. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.  If there is anyway I can be of help, please don’t hesitate to call.  Sending prayers to all. 

Anne Morgan

By Anne Morgan on 05 25, 2017


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My deepest sympathies go out to the Capone family and Ceci’s family. The world has lost a gem. We had such fun together in Rosier. My Dad would sing to her as he rubbed his whiskers on her cheek, “Cecilia, does your mother know I’m gonna steal ya?” She would giggle so…. Rest in peace my sweet friend… love you…Patti

By Patti Constance on 05 25, 2017


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My heart aches with this news.

Forrester, Maggie, and family,
I know this journey has been tiring. No greater ache known then the loss of a mother. My deepest condolences and I pray for moments of rest and peace.

With love,

Kaitlin Hill

By Kaitlin Hill on 05 24, 2017


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Dear Theresa, Tiffany and family,
    Dan and I were sad to hear of your loss. Remember the wonderful times with your loved one. Her spirit will always remain with you. God bless, Robin

By Robin O'Connor on 05 24, 2017


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My deepest sympathies to Jean and Maria and all of Cici’s family and friends. I haven’t seen Cici in a very long time and was quite surprised by her passing. I will be unable to attend the services to give you my condolences in person but you shall all be in my thoughts and prayers.

By Darlene Dufour Sheitz on 05 24, 2017


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Dear Capone family, I was saddened to hear of Ceci’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all…please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Charlie

By Charles Beck on 05 23, 2017


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You will be Missed Girlfriend…I will take care of our BFF Tina…until we meet again.  Luv you

By Gwen Rogers Mitchell on 05 23, 2017


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My heartfelt condolence to all the family of little Ceci.  You are all in my prayers at this difficult time.

By Marge Howard on 05 23, 2017


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RIP Ceci….my thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones, such sad news.

By Kelly (Moore) Bresett on 05 23, 2017


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I’m very sorry about the passing of your Mom, Forrester.  My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Dave

 

 

By Dave Clemente on 05 23, 2017


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We are sorry to hear about Ceci’s passing. We knew her through her work at Freeman’s bus. Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to all.

By Kathy Vincent on 05 23, 2017


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Tiffany, Jackiie, and Forrester my prayers and thoughts are with you and your loved ones!  Your Mom was wonderful to both her family and others! No matter how tired she always had kisses and hugs! So glad she was a part of our lives!

By LESLIE ALTON on 05 23, 2017


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My sincere condolences and prayers to Ceci’s entire family.

By Andrew Summa on 05 23, 2017


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Forrester, Tiffany and Jackie, I am so sorry about your Mom. She loved her children and grandchildren so very deeply. My Mom loved her like a daughter and always said “Ceci would give you the shirt of her back”. Your Mom truly had a heart of gold. She was my dear friend and I feel honored she was in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hugs to you all.

By Cindy Alton on 05 23, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

It is with fond memories of having known Ceci in her youth. I know she will be missed by all. My thoughts are with Cecilia and her family.

 

By Robert Booth on 05 22, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Thinking of the whole Capone family during this sad time. Hugs to all. Fly with the angels CiCi.

By Bridget Morgia on 05 22, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Forrester, I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.  Judy

By Judy Gracey on 05 22, 2017


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