YOUNGSTOWN Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev Edward Noga at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown, for Carolyn Jean Cappabianca, 74, who joined her husband Jack in heaven on Wednesday.
Jean was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Youngstown, a daughter of William B. and Mary Devaney Thornton..
She graduated from East High School with the Class of 1952. Jean spent her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. She loved to cook, especially Italian food, her door was always open and her table always plentiful.
Jean was married to Jack Cappabianca on May 11, 1957. She was a Catholic and a member of St. Patrick Church.
She leaves behind her greatest joys, her children and grandchildren. Her daughters, Mary Jean Cappabianca (John Rodriguez) of Youngstown, Diane Herman and granddaughters, Emily and Brigitte of Youngstown and Carolyn (Emilio) Cruz and grandchildren Marcos, Myca and Mya of Canfield; and sons Dominic (Paula) Cappabianca and granddaughters Dominique and Lauren Cappabianca and grandson Angelo Tabachino of Austintown, Jack (Patty) Cappabianca and grandchildren Carli, Giavonna and Giacomo of Youngstown and Billy (Cherry) Cappabianca and grandchildren Jack, Angelina and Dean of Green Township.
Jean was one of eight children and was especially close to her brother William Thornton, sister Kathleen and brother-in-law Andrew Scarmack, all of Canfield. She also leaves a sister, Patricia and a brother, Michael, both of Boardman.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret and brothers, Jack and James. She will be cherished by many nieces, nephews, cousins and husbands cousins and friends, especially Donna, Jean and Tina.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.