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“Claire,I tried tp reach you after I visited John a while ago but could not find you.I am so sorry to read of John's passing and I know he is at peace...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carol (Nicolazzo) Oliveri - MA

“May the God of comfort be with you at this time ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Connie - MD

“we are going to miss a really great person.i fondly remember all of our talks when he would be doing my business books.now I wish I had taken his...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: bob and irene casella - FL

“I extend my deep sympathy to Claire. It was a privilege to get to know John and you the several times that he was a rehab patient at Concord...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly Dunn - lincoln, MA

“Although I only met Mr. Cappello a few times I feel as though I know him well through his son Tom. Tom spoke about his father often. Telling stories...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Doug Jackson

“Sue, Tom, and the Cappello family my deepest sympathy for your Dad.Howie Neild ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Howie Neild

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the Cappello Family during this most difficult of times! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jim & Alice (Donovan) Magby

“Our deepest sympathy to the Cappello family. We enjoyed our visits with John when we at Tom's home and he was there. Great man! His suffering is over...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rebecca Jackson - Enfield, CT

“My uncle John would always make time to stop and talk, invite me for some coffee or anything else I might want...and he would listen, really listen....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: joe ferranti - wilmington, MA


Weston – Mr. John J. Cappello, of Weston, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 91.

John was born January 4, 1926 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania a son of the late Italian immigrants Fortunato and Jennie (Nicolazzo) Cappello. Raised and educated in Newton he graduated from Newton High School and later earned an associate degree from Bentley University. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the 10th Mountain Division and was awarded the Bronze Star. He married Clara M. 'Clare' Ferranti on May 12, 1956 in Saint Julia's Church in Weston. Residents of West Newton for many years they made Weston their home since 1966.

John was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant for over 50 years before retiring in 2007.

When not preparing tax returns or offering financial tax advice he always had a project on hand in the home or yard. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed time with his fishing pole in the water…either fresh or salt water. His home was always the center for his large family to gather and he made certain no one who ever entered left hungry. He would tell anyone that would listen that his grandchildren were by far the best looking and smartest grandchildren ever. Active in Saint Julia's Parish he utilized his accounting skills as a longtime collector of the offertory and its counting.

John is preceded in death by his grandson, Johnathan Lee and his siblings, Michael, Mario, Joseph, James and Anthony Cappello and Rose Puccia.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Clare, he leaves their children, John J. Cappello of Worcester, Maryann E. Cappello and her husband, Neil O'Hear of Concord, Robert M. Cappello and his fiancé, Doreen Cicero of Weston, Thomas J. Cappello and his wife, Kristin Morrill of Framingham and Susan M. Lee and her husband, Richard of Billerica; his grandchildren, Tina Cappello, Lisa Cappello, Meredith O'Hear, Christopher, Ryan, Sean and Joshua Klaiber, Francesca, Juliana and Dominick Shiappa, Meaghan Pustizzi, Kathleen Button and Robert Lee; his great-grandchildren, Kirk, Liam, Hannah, Jacob, Makayla and Johnathan; also survived by nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, December 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.

Memorials in his name may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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132 State Road Bypass Weston, MA 02493