GREENWICH, Conn. Gerardo "Gerry" Capozza, Sr., 67, of Greenwich, died April 21.
He was born in Morra de Sanctis, Italy, May 6, 1944 to the late Rocco and Elsa (DeSanto) Capozza. In 1961, Capozza immigrated to the United States and worked as a mechanic for General Motors. He started a refuse collecting business in 1971, later expanding into landscaping and general contract work.
Capozza is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosaria Bonastia Capozza; three sons, Alfredo (Aixa) Capozza, Rocco Capozza and Gerard "Gerry" (Jessica) Capozza, Jr.; two daughters, Elsa Lisa (David) Perri and Michelle Capozza; two brothers, Michael Capozza and Ugo Capozza; three sisters, Maria Sala, Lucy Ball and Connie Hoffman; and five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Capozza was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Capozza.
Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Castiglione Funeral Home in Greenwich. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.
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