James Capodanno, Brother of Father Vincent Capodanno, Passes to Eternal Life at 94

Funeral to be held Wednesday at Ft. Wadsworth, N.Y.; visitation on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mr. James Capodanno, the last surviving brother of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, Servant of God, was born to eternal life on Friday, May 23, 2014. Mr. Capodanno, of Eltingville, N.Y., passed from this world atStaten Island University Hospital, Prince’s Bay, in New York. He was 94.

Mr. Capodanno is survived by his wife Lydia; sons Vincent and James; sister Gloria Holman; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr.Vincent Robert Capodanno, Sr. and Ms. Rachel Basile Capodanno; his brothers, the late Father Vincent Capodanno, Mr. Philip Capodanno, and Mr. Albert Capodanno; and his sisters, Ms. Marie Cerullo, Ms. Pauline Costa, Ms. Eleanor Cattaneo, and Ms. Dorothy Minero

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Scamardella Funeral Home, Inc., 332 Broadway, West Brighton, N.Y. Visitation is Tuesday, May 27, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (EDST). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. (EDST) in the Father Vincent R. Capodanno Memorial Chapel at Ft. Wadsworth, N.Y. Interment will take place at the Cemetery of the Resurrection immediately following the Mass.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the U.S. Military Services, will be represented at the Mass by Rev. Msgr. Thomas Olszyk.

Archbishop Broglio said:

“The thoughts and prayers of the faithful of this Archdiocese accompany Mrs. Capodanno, her sons, grandchildren, and the sister of the late James at this time of loss. The Easter Season celebrates the victory of Christ over sin and death. May James, Vincent, and the entire Capodanno family experience the serenity of that victory and the rest promised to those who remain faithful to the Lord.”

A World War II Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Capodanno dedicated much of his life over the past 47 years to preserving the memory of his younger brother and Vietnam War hero, Father Vincent Capodanno. Father Capodanno was killed in battle in 1967 as he rushed to the aid of U.S. Marines under ambush by the North Vietnamese. Father Capodanno was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration, and his Cause forcanonization has been introduced in the Catholic Church. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) is the Promoter for the Cause.