Joseph M. Capaldi

Date of Passing:

March 10, 2024

Capaldi, Joseph M., 76, of Thurston Street, Riverside, died peacefully on March 10, 2024 at the Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carol Ann (Bradley) Capaldi.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Antonio M. and Catherine (Hussey) Capaldi, he lived in Riverside for 53 years.

Mr. Capaldi was a Science Teacher for the East Providence School Department for 34 years before retiring in 2004. He was a Chemistry Teacher and head of the Chemistry Department for six years at the East Providence Senior High School. He also was a licensed Electrician.

Joseph received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Rhode Island Class of 1970. He then went to receive a Masters Degree from Providence College.

Mr. Capaldi was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a member of the Hungry Hogs and the NEARI Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, traveling and spending time with his loving family.

Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a daughter, Kristen M. Capaldi of East Providence; a son, Steven J. Capaldi of Richmond; five grandsons and five great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Anthony Capaldi and Margaret Annicelli.

His funeral will be held on Friday March 15, 2024 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joseph’s memory the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York ,10016 would deeply appreciated.

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  1. I was so sotty to hear of Joe’s passing! A great friend and electrician. He will be missed.

  2. To the Capaldi Family, So sorry for your loss.I had him as a teacher many
    years ago Always a Gentleman May he Rest in Peace and God Bless Him.

  3. A good man, a good husband, a good father, a good teacher and a good friend.My cribbage partner, classmate and true friend.
    He will be sorely missed.
    Rest in peace.

  4. Carol Ann and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Joe for many years at EPHS and will miss seeing him around Riverside. Wishing you comfort in this difficult time and prayers that he will be at peace.


  5. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Deepest condolences to you and your family!

  6. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We enjoyed many years teaching at Martin Junior High. He was a wonderful teacher and a good friend. Rest in peace.

  7. Kristen and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  8. Luis and I are so sincerely saddened to see this notice of Joe’s passing.He was a great teacher and such a friendly person.We remember the fun times at work and the social gatherings, Christmas parties, etc where we shared such happy times with Joe and Carol.Work and life was better with Joe in it.Please accept our sincere sympathies and prayers.We were blessed to have had him in our lives and recognize the profound loss his passing creates.Rest easy Joe, you were one of the really good guys.God bless and comfort Carol and family.We send much fondness from Georgia.🙏🙏🌺🌺💐💐Luis and Mindy

  9. So sorry for your loss, always remember how kind he was. Prayers for your whole family. Our families intertwined.It was an honor to be in his presence and witness to his love for Carol and his children.

  10. Kristen, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a kind man. I have fond memories of him helping around our home with electrical work. Teaching, and making an impact is a gift. His students were blessed to have him as a teacher.

  11. Capaldi Family, In these difficult times it is always good to remember that God does not forget us, He will make things right.

    Job 14:13-15 13 “O that in the Grave you would conceal me, That you would hide me until your anger passes by, That you would set a time limit for me and remember me! 14 If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes.15 You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.

    God feels for you in your pain
    (Psalm 55: 22 Throw your burden on Jehovah, And he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall.)
    (1 Peter 5:7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you).

    God promises to resurrect the dead
    (Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.)
    (John 5:28,29 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.)

    My condolences Steve.

  12. Dear Carol and Family

    So very sorry for your loss

  13. Kristen and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences, Dawn & Rob Moshier

  14. Please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of your of Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and friend. May your memories bring you comfort in your times of sorrow. May he rest in peace.

  15. Carol, Kristen & Steven
    So sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy🙏🏻

  16. One of the best! Gone too soon💔 left quite the legacy #CAPALDIFAMILY

  17. My deepest condolences to Mrs Capaldi, Kristen, and Steven. I had the pleasure of being a neighbor and family friend to Mr Capaldi. He was my chemistry teacher in high school and what a great one he was! May he rest in the sweetest peace.

  18. Not even sure what to say, I’ve known Mr. Capaldi for so many years and still calling him Mr. Capaldi <3 We are thinking of all of you and really hope the memories will help you through this terrible time.
    Many hugs and much love
    Jennifer and Dennis Bourdeau

  19. Mrs. Capaldi, Steven, Kristen and families, My prayers are yours with strength & support. What a lucky man to be married for 55 years with two loving children and their children who gave him Great grand-children. What a strong man supported by a strong family, what a blessing. Steven you know your “forever friends” are here for you and your family always.

  20. Myself & my family are so sorry for your loss, we are praying for the Capaldi family. May Mr. Capaldi rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  21. Mr. Capaldi was my Middle School Science teacher and one of the most dedicated teachers I ever had. It has been many years since I passed thru those doors but he always made learning interesting. He made you think outside the box, go the next step, think beyond what was in front of you. He was a wonderful teacher and I have never forgotten him. One of a kind. To his family – my condolences. Please know that many people will be thinking of him and hoping for peace for your family.

  22. Carol and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I worked with Joe for many years. He touched the lives of many. May he rest in peace.

  23. Dear Mrs. Capaldi, Kristen, Steven and your whole family,

    Sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband/father/ grandfather. Mr. Capaldi was my next door neighbor when I was growing up. He was a wonderful neighbor and he and Mrs. Capaldi have been so good to my Mom ( who’s still their next door neighbor) in the past 10 years since my Dad passed. Joe was a fixture on Thurston street and will be missed.
    Sharon Walsh Rocha

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