Anthony Caprio

October 9, 1921 - March 4, 2016

10/09/1921 - 03/04/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday March 08, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Tuesday March 08, 2016
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday March 08, 2016
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Directions
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Committal Service

Anthony Caprio, 94, departed this earthly life on March 4, 2016 at Thornton Hall Nursing Home. The family would like to personally thank the staff, nurses and volunteers that took care of Mr. Caprio during the past 5 years.
Mr. Caprio was a WWII Veteran with the First Special Service Force (USA-Canada) and fought at Anzio in Italy.
He was a Norfolk City Fireman from 1948 until his retirement in 1973 and he finished his retirement from the workforce in 1986 with Dillard Paper Co.
Mr. Caprio is survived by his son, Anthony W. Caprio of Norfolk; two grandsons, Nicholas and Zachary and his wife Ashley; two adorable great-granddaughters Ava and Mya; a sister, Linda Rose Ashley and her husband Curtis of Virginia Beach; two first cousins, Kay Fry from Pennsylvania and Sue Fry from California.
A service will be conducted Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA with Rev. Lawrence Weaver officiating. Visitation will be hour prior to service time. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery immediately following the funeral.

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Mari-elisabet G. Martinez
6 years ago

It is so hard to put down in words all the wonderful memories I have of Mr. Caprio. He is deeply missed at Thornton Hall. He attended most of my Sunday services I conducted. Whenever I asked if anyone had a song, he would yell out “#1 – Amazing Grace.” He was a very special person who touched many hearts. He loved his family very much. Would speak often of them. And the postcards he would give to me to send out. RIP Mr. Caprio. Gone but not forgotten…..Mari (marti) Martinez (at the front desk) aka “Preacher lady” as he would address me… 🙂

John Hart
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of the great loss of a one of a kind man. I have never met him but knowing the men of the First Special Service Force, they were and are the greatest generation and their camaraderie and friendship for one another and their fellow man knew no boundaries. John Hart son of Geoffrey Hart 1-2 First Special Special Service|Force Association

Maria Turnage
6 years ago

I took care of Mr Caprio for the whole 5 years he was at Thornton Hall and he was my favorite!! As soon as he would see me he always said MARIA!!!☺ I love him very much and he will be missed!! R.I.P Mr caprio god bless you.

Dianne Epps Mingin
6 years ago

Anthony, I am sorry for the lost of your dad! He was a loving man and a Awesome Dad to you. We know that now he is with your mom in Heaven. Hope and praying for a better day. Love you

Craig and Sharon Blizzard
6 years ago

So sorry for the lose of your Daddy, Anthony. Uncle Tony was a great man and will surely be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. ❤️

Lynn Epps Dixon
6 years ago

Such a sweet man.

Maureen Larrabee
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. We were neighbors for about 30 + years. Our children loved him as a grandfather. He is happy now that he can be with Catherine. His true love of his life. God Bless you Tony. Prayers to the family.

Bill Corbus
6 years ago

Mr. Caprio – as I knew him ………. was an outstanding human being …. in my eyes. He supported his family working multiple jobs. I remember him as a kind hearted gentle man with a terrific giggle and smile. I never …. as long as I new him say a curse word or utter anything mean spirited. “Tony” as many others knew new him served this country in the Army going thru God knows what to help defeat the Nazis and keep us and countless others free. After the War he served the citizens of Norfolk as a Fire Fighter, once again protecting and serving others. Men of Tony’s caliber are few and far between . Rest in peace my friend.

Patty Swecker
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the last yrs. I was fortunate enough to get to talk to Tony every two weeks until he could no longer keep it up and all the postcards I got from him. I will miss him. So glad we kept in touch.