Paula T. Cappiello, 81, of Danbury, Connecticut, beloved wife of Frank J. Cappiello Sr. and loving mother of three, passed away peacefully Friday, August 19, 2022.
Paula was born in Danbury on December 20, 1940, the daughter of the late Kamil and Laurice (Habib) Saffi. A lifelong resident of Danbury, she attended Danbury Schools and graduated from Danbury High School with the class of 1958, followed by a completed course of study at the former Crandall’s Business School in Danbury.
A medical administrative assistant, Paula was first employed at the former Fairfield Hills State Hospital. In 1986, she joined the medical practice of Dr. Oscar Lascano in New Fairfield as front office manager until 2004.
She was an active member of her faith community, St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Danbury. Paula was a member of the Prayer Group, Bible Study, Cursillo, National Maronite Apostolate, and the Order of St. Charbel.
A consummate social butterfly, Paula enjoyed entertaining friends and family in their tastefully decorated home. Her sense of style and fashion was undeniable, always in tune with the latest trends.
As someone who radiated beauty inside and out, Paula will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Paula met the love of her life, Frank, when they were in high school in 1957. They were married on June 30, 1962 and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to her husband Frank, Paula is survived by her daughter, Pamela J. Sweeney of Danbury, two sons, Frank J. Cappiello Jr. and his wife Suzanne of New Milford, and David J. Cappiello and his wife Christine of Newtown , two brothers Robert Saffi and his wife Maureen of Waterbury, VT and Joseph Saffi and his wife Christy of Brookfield, sister Ruthann (Saffi) Ashkar and her husband John of Danbury, seven grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Andrew, Alexandra, Jonathan , Jack, and Jude, great-granddaughter Stella Grace and an extended family of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The Christian funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury.
The family will receive friends at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Incense Service will take place at 6:45 p.m.
Contributions in Paula’s memory may be made to Regional Hospital and Palliative Care, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810