CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Mildred Jeannette Caprari, 94, of Clarksburg died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield after a brief illness.
Born on the family farm in South Readsboro, Vt., on Aug. 22, 1918, daughter of Clifford and Adelaide Tower Oakes. she attended school in South Readsboro.
Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Caprari was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in North Adams, and of the South Readsboro Community Club and the Clarksburg Senior Citizens. She enjoyed knitting and quilting, donating many items to charities for which she received numerous certificates of appreciation. She also enjoyed cooking.
Her husband, Olympio A. Caprari, whom she married Jan. 9, 1941, died July 31, 1990.
She leaves two sons, Robert Caprari and his wife, Ann, of Hereford, Ariz., and Lawrence Caprari and his wife, Jean, of Pittsfield; a sister, Marion Snow of Monroe; a brother, Douglas Oakes of Monroe; five grandchildren, Michael Caprari and his wife, Delena, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Michelle Caprari of Boulder, Colo.; Brad Caprari and his wife, Gabrielle, of Verona, N.J., Brian Caprari and his wife, Kate, of Jamaica Plain and Evan Caprari of Portland, Maine; two great-grandchildren, Augustin Caprari and Julia Caprari, and several nieces and nephews.
A son died in infancy and three brothers predeceased her, Clifford Jr., Richard and Howard Oakes.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. Caprari will be Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held Friday morning from 10 to 11 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg Senior Center or Elder Services in care of the funeral home.
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