Alexander R. Capone, 81, Korean and Naval Veteran

FRAMINGHAM – Alexander R. Capone, 81, died July 7, 2017 at Oak Knoll in Framingham, after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was the husband of Judy (D’Antonio) Capone.

Born and raised in Framingham, he was the son of Salvatore and Loretta Capone.

Capone graduated from Framingham High School in 1954.

During the Korean War, he enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Midway as a Hospital Corpsman. He was then transferred to the third Marine air wing until his discharge in 1958.

In 1963, he graduated from San Diego State University and began his teaching career in Escondido, California. He was extremely active with various youth programs and activities.

Besides teaching, he owned a landscape business and a Country Western nightclub.

He lived in California for 20 years but moved back to Framingham in 1978 to marry Judy.

Capone worked for 15 years for Prime computer, and with his wife, taught ballroom dancing for many organizations including Keefe Vocational School.

He then became involved with town politics as a town meeting member and served on numerous committees. He cared very deeply for the town and for the veterans who served in the armed forces.

He  had a love for the outdoors and his interests included sailing, fishing, and trap/skeet shooting, but most of all, his famous Italian garden. He was a lifetime member of the Southborough Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Christopher Columbus Society and the American Legion in Ashland for many years.

Besides his wife, Al leaves behind two children, Anthony Capone and his wife Patti of California, and Lisa Stuart and her husband Jon of Eureka, Montana, and their children Cameron and Amy Capone, and Chelsea Torres and Nikki Stuart. He also leaves two great-granddaughters, Lily Capone and Gracie Torres. He leaves behind three step-children, Lisa Lial and her husband Steve of Stuart, Florida, Christopher Bond of Nashville, TN, and Kim Keeler and her husband Keith of Exeter, NH and their children Miranda Lial, Lindsey and Christina Bond, and Paul (the kid) Keeler. He also leaves behind many dear relatives and friends.

A memorial service will take place at noon on  Saturday, July 15, at MetroWest Funeral & Cremation Services of Wadsworth-Chiappini, 318 Union Avenue in Framingham.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite veteran’s organization.

The family would like to thank all who loved and cared for Al during his lifetime.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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