Giuseppe (Joseph) Capilli, January 3, 1928~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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