Josephine ‘Jo’ Cappozzo (nee Vitale)

April 25, 1925 - Jan. 19, 2009

Josephine ‘Jo’ Cappozzo (nee Vitale), a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at LifeCare Hospital at age 83. Jo was born April 25, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (nee Natalizio) Vitale.

She married Bruno on Sept. 7, 1946. She was a charter member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers.

Jo will be deeply missed by her husband of 62 years, Bruno of Waukesha; her daughter, Joan (Mike) Hackbarth of Stoddard; her son, Tony (Valerie) Cappozzo of Sun Prairie; her grandchildren, Joseph (Heidi) Hackbarth, Anne (Jim) Karedes, David (Katie) Cappozzo, Katie (Chris) Barmann and Daniel Cappozzo; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Jacob, Cooper and Abigail; her sister, Grace Pagano of Waukesha; and her brothers, Simon (Vernelle) Vitale of Waukesha and Joseph (Louise) Vitale Waukesha. Jo is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Vaughan.

Visitation will be held from 10:15 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Friday, Jan. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Very Rev. James T. Volkert will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jo’s name may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (see address above) or to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the Cappozzo family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com