Bruno Cappozzo

May 24, 1923 – Feb. 1, 2010

Bruno Cappozzo of Waukesha died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the age of 86 years.

He was born May 24, 1923, the son of Frank and Paula (nee Tagliapietra) Cappozzo. Bruno was united in marriage to the love of his life, the late Josephine "Jo" Vitale on Sept. 2, 1946. He was a charter member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Waukesha. Bruno was involved with the Knights of Columbus, Council #1825. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1948, Bruno started working as a deputy sheriff for the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. Upon his retirement after 30 years of service, Bruno proudly wore badge #1 as senior deputy. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Bruno will be dearly missed by his daughter, Joan (Mike) Hackbarth of Stoddard; son, Tony (Valerie) Cappozzo of Sun Prairie; grandchildren, Joseph (Heidi) Hackbarth, Anne (Jim) Karedes, David (Katie) Cappozzo, Katie (Chris) Barmann and Daniel (Becky Ronconi) Cappozzo; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Jacob, Cooper, Maxwell, Abigail, Ryan and Sophia Josephine; sister, Ida (Harry) Collins of Campbell, Calif.; and sisterin-law, Janina Cappozzo. Bruno is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; parents; brothers, Frank and Robert; and sister Rita Cappozzo.

The visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200, West Allis, WI 53214.

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