WORCESTER, Mass. - Estelle L. (Prince) Cappabianca, 68, of Worcester, died on Thursday July 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, Pasquale F. Cappabianca, predeceased her in 1999.
Estelle is survived by her loving family, including her daughter, Jennifer M. Cappabianca of Worcester; two sons, David P. Cappabianca and his wife Lynn of Sterling, and Pasquale F. Cappabianca Jr. of Worcester; her sister Diane M. Grasseschi of Worcester; two brothers, Paul W. Prince of Millbury and William T. Prince Jr. of Rochdale; three grandchildren, Bianca Mastrototaro, Audreana and Pasquale M. Cappabianca; many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in law, mother in law, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and her faithful and loving dog, Roxy.
Estelle was born in Worcester, daughter of the late William T. Prince and Marie A. (Russo) Prince and lived here all her life. After graduating from Commerce High School, Estelle worked for American Supply Company before she married Pasquale and stopped working to raise their family. As her children grew older, she returned to the work force as an office administrator for Cunningham Electric for many years.
She was an active member of Our Lady of Loreto Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, and former CCD teacher and CYC leader. She loved her church and was a tireless volunteer for many church functions. She was a member of the Beato Angelo D’Acri Society and a member and secretary of the Drop-Out Dowling League.
Estelle loved to spend time on Cape Cod surrounded by her family and friends. Her grandchildren brought her great joy and she loved each of them immeasurably. She will be greatly missed and will be remembered for her love, kindness, and unlimited generosity.
Calling hours for Estelle will be held on Monday, July 30, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Members of Beato Angelo will gather during calling hours at 6:30 p.m. to honor her with their prayer ritual. Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 31, from the funeral home with a Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Loreto Church, 33 Massasoit Road, Worcester. Interment will follow in Worcester Country Memorial Park, Paxton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to The Early Drug Development Center at Dana Farber in care of Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.
An online guest book for Estelle can be found at www.mercadantefuneral.com