Rose Marie A. Caprioni
West Long Branch, NJ - Rose Marie A. Caprioni, affectionately known as Rosie or RoRo, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on August 25, 2023, at the age of 86. She was born on January 16, 1937, in Long Branch, NJ, to the late John and Rose (Abbatemarco) Marks.
Rose was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all whose lives she touched. She was selfless and generous, yet incredibly strong. Her family meant everything to her, and she cherished the time spent with her loved ones.
Rose is survived by her son, Frank J. Caprioni, Jr., and his wife Laura; her daughters, Lisa Caprioni, Lori Benedetti and Michal, Lynn Smola and Jerry; her beloved grandchildren, Frank and Maxine Caprioni, Tara James, Marisa and Gina Benedetti, and Sophia, Cecilia, and Olivia Smola. She also leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Olena Caprioni, her dear in-laws, Annette Marks, Rita Shotwell and John Emanuello, and her many nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank J. Caprioni and her brothers, Michael, Chubby, and John.
Rose attended Our Lady Star of the Sea for her primary education and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School, where she met her loving husband, Frank, as he was Captain of the football team and she was a cheerleader. She then embarked on a successful career at Fort Monmouth Military Base, where she worked as a Military Personnel Specialist for over 35 years.
A woman of faith, Rose was a member of Christ The King Church in Long Branch, NJ, where she found solace and community. She also attended and volunteered for many years at St. Jerome’s Parish in West Long Branch, where all of her children attended grade school.
Rose and Frank welcomed everyone into their home, where Rose enjoyed indulging her loved ones with her famous meatballs and stuffed artichokes. They also loved to dance, and often cleared the floor, where everyone would watch in awe. In her spare time, Rose found joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as playing bingo, watching her favorite game or crime shows on TV while ironing or observing the neighborhood from her bay window. Rose was the ultimate "super fan" and never missed a game where her kids or grandkids were playing, or where her daughter Lisa was coaching. She could always be spotted in the stands, wearing her cute little track suits, cheering on her loved ones. She was also an avid supporter of UConn Women's Basketball and The Yankees. Rose loved spending time with her granddaughters, often treating them to meals or joining them for a mani/pedi. Her granddaughters loved to spend a day at the beach with their Nanny, where she would stand guard at the ocean’s edge while they swam, and then treat them to Italian ices at The Lighthouse.
The Caprioni family appreciates all the love and support during this difficult time. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the viewing services, which will be held on Tuesday, August 29th, at Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 30th, at 10:30 am at Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland NJ 07068 Web: http://www.alznj.org. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
Alzheimer's New Jersey
425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland NJ 07068