Stamford Advocate

Emily Capalbo


Emily Capalbo passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the age of 89. She was born to the late Nicholas and Mary (Altamura) Zacarolo on February 2, 1932.

Emily was a lifelong resident of Greenwich. She attended North Mianus School and Greenwich High School. On October 27, 1951, she married her beloved spouse Rocco Capalbo Jr. (also of Greenwich).

For almost 60 years, Emily spent most of her adult life running a family-owned business, Rocco Capalbo Jr. Refuse Inc. that she started with her late husband and continued to run alongside her son, Richard Capalbo.

Emily was a woman of family and faith. She was a devoted Catholic and parishione­r to St. Catherine of Siena Church. She loved her home and spending time with her family. You could find her either in the kitchen baking or outside planting in her yard.

She is survived by her son, Richard Capalbo and his wife Margaret; her granddaugh­ters, Francesca (Andrew) Meyer and Ashley (Hudson) Woodward; two great-grandchild­ren, Wren and Everett Meyer; and by a niece, Toni Maria Gibbons and nephew, Nicholas Zacarolo.

Besides her parents, Emily was predecease­d by her loving husband Rocco of 41 years, her brother Anthony Zacarolo and by a niece Mary Zacarolo.

Family welcomes all relatives and friends on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT.

In compliance with state mandates and the safety of all those attending her funeral services, it is mandatory to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

To leave an expression of sympathy for her family online, you may sign the guestbook at www.bosakfuner­ or visit the funeral home Facebook page at bosakfuner­alhome .

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