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Michael A. Caputo Jr.

July 23, 1948 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Michael Anthony Caputo,Jr 73, of Norwalk passed away peacefully in the comforts of his home while holding hands with his heartbroken wife and loving caregiver, Rose (Rubino) Caputo on April 8,2022.  Born in New London, CT to the late Michael Caputo, Sr and Ann Caputo, Michael grew up in Westport, where he graduated from Staples High School in 1967.  He was drafted in 1968 and served 14 months in Korea in the DMZ where he was a Specialist in Artillery and Special Weapons.

He met his wife when they were just 15 years old when his wife moved to Westport and lived on the same street.  They were immediately best friends and enjoyed each others company and the rest is history.  They wed October 1970 and lived a wonderful and adventurous life of Traveling to many Tropical Islands such as Hawaii, many Islands in the Caribbean, several Cruises and even traveled to Europe more than once.  But their home away from home became Vail Village in Colorado where they both enjoyed many vacations Spring Skiing.

Michael worked as an Auto Body Technician for over 40 years with the same Company.  He enjoyed  Auto Racing, Skiing, Fishing,  Boating and Sailing among other interests.  He was a Member of the South Norwalk Boat Club up until his illness and made some wonderful Friendships there.  He also had a great love of animals and always had pets, but at the height of the Pandemic they adopted a rescue by the name of Lucy who became his sidekick.  Lucy never left his side, whether it was just working in the yard, driving to the corner store or visiting a friend, Lucy was always with him and they were inseparable.

Upon his Retirement he fulfilled a lifelong dream of his, becoming an Artist.  He became very skilled in the art of stained glass and a master craftsman in wood carving.  He was self taught and was particularly fascinated with the beauty of Eagles and carved many with great detail. 

He wanted no calling hours or funeral, but to just be remembered as a hard working, kind and loving Husband and Friend. Memorial donations may be made in his Memory to either Lustgarten Foundation 415 Crossways Park D, Woodbury, NY 11797 www.lustgarten.org/donate or Looking Glass Animal Rescue PO Box 1175, Ridgefield, CT 06877, www.lgarinc.org/donate. To leave a condolence or to sign our online guestbook please visit www.magnerfuneralhome.com


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