Elaine Capanna

Obituary of Elaine Capanna

Elaine B. Capanna, 81, of Prospect passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Vitas Unit, St. Mary’s Hospital on October 4, 2018. She was the  wife of the late of Robert S. Capanna.


She was born August 12, 1937 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Nocera) Cocchiola. Elaine retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance and  was a member of Saint Anthony’s Church of Prospect. Elaine’s greatest joy was time spent with her family and friends. During her illness, her greatgrandchildren always brightened up her day.


Elaine is survived by her sons Robert (Doreen), and  Mark (Darlene) and daughter Cathy (Michael) Santoro all of Prospect, grandchildren; Michael (Karina), Jennifer (Matthew), Christopher (Lexie), Joseph (Nicki), Danielle, and Robert Capanna and Nicholas and Amanda Santoro as well as great grandchildren Alaina, Madeline, Emilia, a sister Joan Gervasoni of Cheshire, and a brother Anthony (Molly) Cocchiola of Milford, and many nieces and nephews. 


She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Maryanne Cocchiola.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am on Wednesday October 10, 2018 at St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Rd, Prospect. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 5-8pm.  Prospect Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Memorial contributions made be made in Elaine’s memory to The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.