Giuseppe (Joseph) Capilli, January 3, 1928~May 26, 2014

Capilli, Joseph FolderGiuseppe (Joseph) Capilli, 86, of Elkins, also known as “Yankee” to many V.A. friends, went to be with his Lord on May 26, 2014.

He was born January 3, 1928 in Providence, R.I. to Giovanni Capilli and Maddalena (Cinelli) Capilli.

Giuseppe was a World War II Navy Veteran having served on the USS Columbia from 1945 to 1947.  He learned to cut hair in the Navy, and barbering became his profession for over 50 years in southern and northern California.

Giuseppe was married to Anna Rose Bruno in Providence, R.I. on May 21, 1949.  They later moved to California in 1958 and were married for 46 years.

He moved to Arkansas in 1998 with his daughter and son-in-law after the death of his wife Anna, in April 1995.

He was an avid collector of such things as sports cards, comic books, coins, etc.  He loved to garden and do outdoor work, always a hard worker.  He loved staying in shape and lifted weights for many years.  He earned the nickname “Mr. Clean” in his later years.  He volunteered at the V.A. Hospital for years and loved helping others and enjoyed “giving back” for the care he was given.

Giuseppe was a devoted, loving husband and father.  He leaves behind a son, Joseph Capilli of Melissa, TX.; daughter, Madeline Capilli Price and husband Bill of Elkins, AR.; 4 grandchildren,  B.R. Price and wife Jenny; Kimberly, Bryan  and Hailey Capilli; 2 step-grandchildren, Chris Price and wife Patricia and Matt Price; 2 step-great-grandchildren,  Zack  Davis  and Christy Price; brother, Gaetano Capilli of Granada Hills,  CA.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna; 3 brothers, Bastino, Giovanni and Peter Capilli; sister, Vincenza (Capilli) Silvestro.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at the Fayetteville National Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. on Friday,  June 6, 2014.

Cremation arrangements  by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.







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    Billie and Dave Bules » 03. Jun, 2014

    to Maddy and Bill Price and family:

    Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Dad, Guisepe. Our hope is that your memories will be of comfort to you during the coming days. Remember the fun times, the laughs, the smiles. I remember phoning you once, Maddie, and your Dad answered the phone. He was so nice and talked with me while you were coming to the phone. You asked him if he was flirting with Billie? We all got a laugh out of that.
    My love is with you, Billie

    Cathy Rigby » 03. Jun, 2014

    So sorry to hear of your loss, prayers to the whole family.

    Michele » 03. Jun, 2014

    Joe Jr, Madeline, Hailey, Jenny & Bryan
    Our deepest sympathy!! How we loved Uncle Joe! I have such fond and clear memories of him! Wonderful, happy memories of both Uncle Joe and Auntie Anna during my visits to Redding as a child and when they came to Rhode Island. I am happy to see he had such a large loving family! What a lucky man! He will smiling down on all of you ALWAYS!!!
    Love cousin, Michele (Bucky’s granddaughter)