Obituary of Francis N. Capparelli
Francis N. “Frank” Capparelli, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Born and raised in Cosenzo, Calabria, Italy, Frank arrived to the United States in 1932 residing in Elizabeth prior settling to South Plainfield in 1958.
In 1952, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served our nation until his honorable discharge at the rank of Lance Corporal in 1954.
He was the founder, owner and operator of the former BCS Machine and Manufacturing Co. in South Plainfield.
A Remote Control RC Airplane enthusiast, Frank was an avid bowler. He participated in several local bowling leagues for many years and was recognized for his talents by being inducted into the Middlesex County Bowling Hall of Fame. In addition, Frank was a devoted NY Yankees fan.
Frank was a member of the South Plainfield Italian American Progressive League, Knights of Columbus Council 6203 as well as the VFW Post 6763.
Frank also served the Borough of South Plainfield as a Reserve Officer for the South Plainfield Auxiliary Police for several years during the 1970’s.
Outside of all of his hobbies and activities, Frank was a devoted family man; he enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in all of their sporting events.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son.
He is predeceased by his parents, Salvatore and Tomasina Capparelli and sisters, Maria Christadore and Concetta Braughton.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Florence; his children, Debbie Capparelli of Warren, Cyndi Capparelli of South Plainfield, Maria Capparelli Grosso and her husband Phil of Waretown, Sal Capparelli of Piscataway and Frank Capparelli also of Piscataway and his grandchildren, David, Laura, Michael, Kevin, Ricky and Zachary. Also surviving are several loving nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
All funeral services have been privately entrusted to the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.