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John J. Caporta, Sr.

Posted By Stephen On February 11, 2017 @ 8:44 am In Obituary | 8 Comments


ALBANY – John J. Caporta, Sr., 98, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 with his loving family at his side. He was born on February 11, 1918.  John lived in Albany nearly all his life and was a graduate of Vincentian Institute.  He served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service for the duration of World War II, volunteering for service aboard USS R-15 (SS-92), serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.  John was employed for many years by the Sterling Drug Co. in Rensselaer, retiring in 1981.  He was a member of the Ft. Orange Legion Post #30, the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, and the Capital District Harmonica Club.

John was a skilled swimmer and swam well into his nineties. He also enjoyed taking walks, playing the harmonica, and talking with his many friends. He was a great fan of the New York Giants. Above all, he was a family man, cherishing the joyful celebrations and gatherings. Especially, he enjoyed the activities of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

John is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth Mahar Caporta; his children Catherine Mary Beadnell of Voorheesville, Joanne Danaher (John) of Delmar, and John J. Caporta, Jr. (Mary Ellen) of Glenmont; his grandchildren Michael Beadnell (Sasha), Timothy Beadnell (Jaclyn), Moira Danaher, Jim Danaher, Katie Caporta, and Julie Caporta; and by his great grandchildren Peyton, Danica, and Jackson Beadnell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning, Februay 14th, at 9:00 am in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (the former St. Margaret Mary’s). Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s/St. Ann’s Outreach Center, 88 4th Ave, Albany, NY 12202.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.


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Condolence from Helene LYONS Belanger on February 11th, 2017 10:10 am

John was one in a million whose love of life was contagious. I am very blessed to have known him and will continue to be inspired by his wonderful example. I can still hear him say, “We’re off to see the Wizard!”

Condolence from Mary McCarthy on February 11th, 2017 10:27 am

As John’s neighbor and friend I can attest to what a wonderful, gracious, kind, human being we were blessed with. His stories were wonderful!
His joy for life was contagious!
The world and those he loved were blessed and will miss him tremendously!
Mary and Pat McCarthy

Condolence from Michael and Virginia Rest on February 12th, 2017 11:42 am

We are sad to hear of John’s passing. He was a great friend to my father and a wonderful person. Virginia loved working with him at Sterling. You have our deepest condolences and you will all be in our prayers. We are living in our condo in Naples FL and won’t return until May so we are unable to attend the funeral.

Condolence from Tamara Warren on February 12th, 2017 3:32 pm

Thoughts to you and your family.
Peace, Tami Warren

Condolence from Thomas Rest on February 13th, 2017 8:26 am

Our condolences to the family.
John and my father were good friends growing up in Albany and through their lives. I always enjoyed Johns upbeat nature and the occasional harmonica tune.

He was good man and will be missed.

Tom & Sue Rest

Condolence from william leicht on February 13th, 2017 9:35 am

Our father, Bill Leicht, was very close friend with Mr. Caporta. I also knew him very well. I know they are having great talk’s about sports, but mostly how beautiful heaven is and the loving presences of being with Jesus. May His peace be with you at this time of your loss.

Condolence from Margaret (Lyons) Sauber on February 13th, 2017 5:30 pm

Mr. Caporta was beyond special!! His positive spirit was contagious…incredible memories having grown up next door to him and his great family! My deepest sympathy and prayers….

Condolence from michael royo on February 14th, 2017 9:25 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with John. We were his next door neighbors for many years on Norwood Street and we couldn’t have wished for anyone better.

He was always very positive and always inquisitive…… about China and asking questions about the different places we had traveled too. He always wanted to learn, wanted to know what other people thought. We will miss him so much.

Xiaohui & Di Zhao & Mike Royo

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