Lucille (Bosco) Capra, “Lulu Bell,” 92, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Ernest Capra Jr.
Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of the late Sebastian and Josephine (Sterma) Bosco, she was a Newington resident for most of her life. She retired from the New Britain Town Clerk’s Office after many years of employment and was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. Lucille was a member of the F.M. & E. Club, a close-knit group of New Britain High School graduates. She loved sharing tales of her Italian heritage and had a passion for cooking for her family. Her family often joked that “she never met a cannoli she didn’t like.” Lulu Bell was an avid reader and treasured spending summer vacations with her family for more than 25 years at Hawk’s Nest Beach in Old Lyme. We will miss her wonderful sense of humor and her sweet way of always making you feel good.
A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she leaves two sons, David Capra of Newington and Mark Capra and his wife Peggy of Valencia, Pa.; her daughter Nancy Gionfriddo and her husband David of Newington; six grandchildren, Vincent Capra and wife Kathie of Southington, Chelsea Capra and fiancé Earle Rylander of Wallingford, Nicholas Capra and Jessica Capra, both of Valencia, Pa., and Dana Gionfriddo and Adam Gionfriddo, both of Newington; and a great-granddaughter, Zoey Capra. She also adored her five nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her “little brother,” Peter Bosco and his wife Roberta Bosco, who was like a sister to her. Her family would like to thank the members of the staff of Bel-Air Manor for their kindness and compassion throughout her stay.
Her funeral service will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Lucy Robbins Welles Library Inc., 95 Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.
To share a memory with her family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com .