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Services and Visitation Saturday for Thomas James Capodice

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Thomas James Capodice, age 85 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020.

He was born on December 13, 1934 in Chicago, IL, to Anthony and Frieda (Guardelabene) Capodice.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Eleanore (Kempiak) Capodice of Chesterton; three sons, James J. (Michelle) Capodice of Escondido, CA, Phillip A. (Erika) Capodice of La Grange Park, IL, Christopher T. (Amy) Capodice of Chesterton; grandchildren, Nicholas, Eva, Della, and Lee Capodice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry Capodice; and sister, Dorothy Dalgaard.

Thomas graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the National Guard and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton.

Thomas committed his life to his family and faith. He was admired for his resilient spirit and loved for his quick witted charm. We will remember him always as a loyal husband, caring father and good man.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN, with visitation to be held also on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 9:00 a.m., until the time of mass at 10:00 a.m., at the church.

Arrangements made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 1/17/2020




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