Ida M. Caporale of Yonkers, New York, passed away on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. She was 86 Years old.
Born in Mosciano Sant'Angelo Italy, to Alessandro and Graziella Ciafardoni Ida was one of 4 children. Ida was born on March 5th 1935, the same birthdate as two of her siblings. She was raised in Italy where she met her husband while working at a farm. They would marry in Giulianova Italy on January 30th 1961 before moving to Germany in 1962 to seek a better life. To say Ida was a survivor would be an understatement. Due to hardships and ill health Ida had to return to Italy with her husband Tommaso where is passed in November of 1966. Although their time together was short Ida was blessed when she gave birth to her son Bruno. She raised Bruno on her own until she would meet her future husband Saverio Caporale. The couple would wed in 1973 and move to the United States in June of 1974.
Ida went to work as a house keeper while her husband worked for NYC Parks Dept. They lived in the Bronx before moving to Yonkers where Ida became very active in St. Ann's Church. Ida enjoyed going to church every Sunday and Bingo every Monday night, She also enjoyed rooting for Inter Milan Football team and NY Rangers. Although she had many interests there was nothing she enjoyed more than friends and family. She would take trips to the Beach and Italy with her family.
Ida will be remembered as a strong, caring, loyal, religious and outgoing person. She never gave up and was a fighter to the very end.
Ida leaves behind her son Bruno (Francesca) D'Ascanio, her brother Renato Rapini and many nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by her husbands Tommaso D'Ascanio and Saverio Caporale, her sisters Maria and Adelina. Ida will be missed by everyone she knew.
A celebration of Ida's life will take place on Thursday, July 11th from 4-8pm at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue in Pelham NY. A Funeral mass will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, July 12th at St Ann's Catholic Church, 854 Midland Avenue in Yonkers, NY. Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley NY.Â For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit pelhamfuneral.com