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Monday, December 1, 2014

Arthur Caprara

Arthur Caprara, age 81, a beloved husband, father, brother, grand-father and uncle, passed away on Saturday, November 29th peacefully, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 12th, 1933 in Fort Johnson, New York to Antonette Spelta and Arthur Caprara Sr.

Arthur grew up in Fort Johnson, graduating from William H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, NY and thereafter, served his country in the Korean War.  He was an employee of General Electric and Associated Textile both were located in Schenectady

Arthur married the love of his life Madeline Arpei in 1957.  Art and Madeline were inseparable and enjoyed their travels to Italy, San Francisco, Hawaii, Maine and just about any other place that caught their interest.  They were especially fond of the ocean and their time in Maine and Florida, settling in Cocoa Beach, FL in the wintertime.

First and foremost, Art was devoted to his family, in which he took great pride.  An intelligent, wise, humble man, Art always had a quick wit and a smile that was contagious. 

He was adored by his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoyed antiquing, history, woodworking, carpentry, art and travelling. Art especially enjoyed a good garage sale and collecting old Saratoga bottles.  He was a member of the YMCA for many years where he made many friends in the morning aqua jogging classes.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Madeline Caprara; daughters, Cathy LaMay (Brian Wright) and Joanne Hughes (Kevin) of Saratoga Springs; grand-daughters Karen and Christa LaMay of Saratoga Springs; Albert (Marjorie) Caprara of Amsterdam; sister-in-laws Joan Rodgers of Cocoa Beach, Florida and Theresa Arpei of Saratoga Springs; a brother –in-law Malcolm (Virginia) Arpei of Saratoga Springs and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; beloved daughter, Karen Ann Caprara; infant son, John Michael Caprara; and brothers, Dante, Gino and Anthony Caprara.

A funeral service in memory of Arthur will be held at 12.30 pm, on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte. 9 and or Marion Ave.) Saratoga, Sp. NY.

Friends and family may call from 10:30 am –12:15 pm prior to the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Interment following services will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 150 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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The family would like to extend a special thanks to the dedicated staff at Saratoga Hospital, especially the staff of the ICU, D1, A3 and the care given by Dr. Iannuccillo.

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