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Phyllis A. (Terenzio) Capuano
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  • Alzheimer's Research Association
    308 Waverly Oaks Rd
    Waltham, MA 02452

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“Family of Phyllis Capuano, I will...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Ann Dennis - Malden, MA


2 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Ann Dennis - Malden, MA

“My condolences. She is in my prayers. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: David Csicsek - Melrosr, MA

“Dear Larry, Jane and Maria,So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, she will be deeply missed. We have lived across the street from your...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Brian and Linda Burke - Melrose, MA

“Larry, Jane, and MariaWe are all so sorry our good friend has passed away. We have such fond memories of seeing Phyllis and Joe both at Bow Lake and...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jim and Frannie Smith - Bow Lake, NH

“Jane, Maria & Larry,So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She & your dad had a lot of fun times in Melrose & Florida with my parents.....she was...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear my childhood friend has passed away. So many good memories of growing up with her in Revere. My condolences to the entire family ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Antigone (Heggy) Love - Merrimac, MA

“Larry, Jane & MariaMy deepest condolences to all of your families. My family has wonderful memories of both Melrose and Bow Lake. Your Mother was a...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Maria Cerchione - Cape Coral, FL

“How blessed we all were to have such a lovely person in our lives. So many smiles and laughs. All of this plus her fabulous zucchini bread. She loved...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Mayo - Strafford, NH

“Dear Jane and Family,We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was truly a sweetheart with a beautiful smile. And, also, such an...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Powley - Cape Coral, FL

“Larry, Karen and family,Sending our sympathy and prayers on the loss of your loved one. Hoping your special memories will help you through this...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Lauren Applegate - Lancaster, SC

“Our deepest sympathies ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Michelle Rupert (Wong) - Palm Bay, FL

“My prayers and condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Miller - Tarpon Springs, FL

“Phyllis was a loving and special sister-in law. Throughout my life, she assisted me in many ways. She took wonderful care of my dear brother. My...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Carol LaSalle D'Errico - MA

“Oh Auntie, you now can rest with your honey. You'll be at peace with him. Kiss my Leo. Thank you for always being here for me and our kids. Leo...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Siciliano - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Phyllis A. (Terenzio) Capuano passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on July 24, 2019. She was 87 years of age. Phyllis was born in Winthrop on March 13, 1932 to the late Dominic & Rose (Fusco) Terenzio. She was raised in Revere, attended Revere Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for over 60 years. Mrs. Capuano worked as the bookkeeper for her husband's business Capuano Construction in Melrose for many years. Phyllis enjoyed spending winters in Fort Lauderdale, FL for over 25 years and at Bow Lake in the summer for 58 years. She loved entertaining and spending time at Bow Lake with all her family, relatives and friends. Phyllis was an excellent cook, enjoyed baking and knitting and would make many sweaters, hats, mittens and blankets for all her family and grandchildren. Mrs. Capuano was a founding member of Incarnation Church in Melrose, was one of the first committee members of the Stoneham Figure Skating Club and was a member of the Kappa Swap Shop in Melrose. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Capuano. Loving mother of Larry Capuano & Karen, Jane Kendall & Robert and Maria MacInnes & Bill all of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Joseph Capuano & wife Brooke, Alyssa Capuano, Rob & Natalie Kendall and Jill & Kaitlyn MacInnes. Caring sister of Joseph "Red" Terenzio and the late Ralph, Dominic, Mary, Connie, Antoinetta & Rose. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday morning July 30th at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose, at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.