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.