Salvatore Capirchio Jr.

Date of Passing:

October 23, 2023

Capirchio, Salvatore Jr., 67, of Barrington, died unexpectedly on October 23, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Maureen M. (Taylor) Capirchio. They were married for 36 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Salvatore Capirchio Sr. and Serafina (Paparelli) Capirchio, he lived in Barrington for 33 years.

Mr. Capirchio was an IT Manager for Open MRI Advance Radiology, Cumberland for 15 years.

Salvatore was a communicant of St. Luke Church, Barrington where he volunteered to live stream the Mass’s, watched over the children in the CCD classes and was a former member of the parish council. He was a member of the Feast Society, St. Mary’s Church, Cranston. He also was a member of the PSRI of RI and Montaup Country Club.

Salvatore enjoyed photography, computers, traveling and golfing.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington. A Private Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.
Calling Hours and Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Salvatore’s memory to St. Luke Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington, RI 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Hi Maureen. I just learned of Sal’s passing and wanted you to know just how sorry I am. He gladly gave of his time in helping me rework my resume and supported my decision to return to graduate school in public health at BU. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May Sal rest in peace.

  2. Maureen. Sal and I first met working at Cherry Hill Manor, we discovered our combined love of magic, I kept wanting to call him but life kept getting in the way. Sorry for your loss.

  3. My good friend, my co-worker and “commiserating companion”, my Twilight Zone documentarian with his camera, the one I sought out when I needed a balanced look at life, and a fresh laugh – Sal, you added an amazing combination of thoughtfulness, truth and child-like enthusiasm to my life. Through you the world got a lot smaller: Maureen was my classmate at CCRI. I still smile, remembering when Sal told me Mo was his wife. Coincidentally, Maureen shares my mother’s birthday and Sal, my oldest brother’s. I lost my brother Dennis in 2010. I chose Sal to help fill that void; my good friend became my older brother.
    Maureen, it took this long for me to add my thoughts – I am still numb as I type these words. My prayers and love are with you. I am and will be here if you need anything.
    There is a piece of music from the series Gilmore girls, a beautiful acoustic passage. I’ll forever know it as “Sal’s Theme”. It plays in my heart, every day…
    I love you, Sal. See you down the road.

  4. I’m just without words and feel almost sucker punched by the news. Too young and too soon. We should have had so many more laughs together.

    The adage “why are goodbyes so hard” is an understatement in this type of moment, and when it comes to losing an original “first” friend and colleague that you started your career with. Sal and I started our careers together at Pioneer Electronics many moons ago, but as our jobs and industries changed, we never lost track of each other because of the instant bond we made there. So much success and so many funny stories and memories made together in such a small window of time that was amplified year by year.

    I will miss this rascal. His smile. His honesty. His incredible New England accent! Most of all, his passion for life and family. And the love for his wife Maureen.

    In the immortal words of our favorite comedian John Pinette, “Ahhh…fat boy. You go now!”

    I’ll see you again buddy.

  5. Hi Maureen,
    So sorry for your loss. Sal and I were childhood buddies who grew up on Bowlet Street in Providence. We spent many of days playing hockey, football, baseball together, Sal always being the best goalie around. I had touched base with him on facebook and we talked about the good old days. Even though you don’t see someone everyday friendships go on forever. I was happy to call him a friend,
    Sincerely,

  6. Maureen , sorry to hear of Sal’s passing . I remember first meeting you at Pawtucket Memorial , realizing we both were Capirchio’s in the imaging field. Thoughts and prayers to you .

  7. Maureen, I am so sorry for you loss. I had the privilege of serving on the Parish Council with Sal. He was a wonderful, kind and generous gentleman. I will miss his warm smile at Mass. You and Sal are in my thoughts and prayers.
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  8. Dear Maureen,
    It’s so sad to hear of Sal’s passing. We know Sal from back in the Ann & Hope days and just recently connected on the Ann & Hope connection webpage. Sal was a kind and caring person who always greeted you with a hello and a smile. Peter and I send our deepest condolences to you and family.
    Rest in peace Sal.

  9. Dear Maureen,
    We are very sorry to learn of this sad news about Sal. He was so kind and generous with his time and support. You both are in our prayers. May his soul rest in the presence of our loving God.

  10. Maureen, I’m so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dear Maureen,
    I’m so very sorry to hear this news.
    I had the pleasure to meet Sal when we both served on the Executive Board of the Historical Society of Smithfield. I will always remember him as a kind,caring, gentle soul with a twinkle in his eye and wonderful sense of humor.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Deb Cote

  12. Maureen, So sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. He was such a sweet guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Maureen, my heart goes out to you. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  14. Maureen I am so sorry for your loss. You know how much you two ment to us. He played Santa clause every year for my son gary Jr. And I will miss the late night playing adventure games and having a few. Sal and I always had fun working at ann & hope. You two have always come to my house for 38 years on christmas eve. I will always be there for you if you need anything. Thanks, Gary.

  15. Maureen, so sorry for your loss🙏

  16. The guys of the cardiac rehab group are so shocked and saddened to hear of Sal’s passing. He was a great addition to our Friday get-togethers. We are so sorry for your loss… He always brought a smile to our faces when he stopped by. We enjoyed hearing about his love for photography and appreciated his excitement and sense of humor as he shared some of his most recent photos and exploits. May his memory be a blessing.

  17. Maureen,

    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Sal’s sudden passing. He was always so helpful and enjoyable to work with and so devoted to you. Dave and I will remember Sal and you in our prayers.

  18. Maureen, I’ve always admired the relationship the two of you shared. You were his world and he was yours. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. All I can do is express my sincere condolences and let you know I love you and am thinking of you. Rip “big guy” 😞

  19. Maureen,
    I was shocked to learn of your dear husband’s passing. I enjoyed seeming all your vacation pictures together with your friends. Those vacations seemed like a small slice of your great life together. I still remember you as a young bride preparing for your wedding to Sal. Such an excited, happy girl!
    You’ll feel his presence around you always. Deepest sympathies

  20. Maureen, I can’t tell you just how sorry I am for your loss. Sal was a great person and I’ll never forget all the help he gave my parents over the years. He will be missed. May he rest in eternal peace. 💜

  21. Maureen,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    May God help you through this difficult time and may he Rest In Peace.

  22. Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss. The world is less from his passing.

  23. Maureen, I am sadden with your loss. Sal was gentle and kind. I am glad that we met at the fruit stand. My thoughts are with you. I am here for support, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  24. Maureen, I was taken aback at learning that Sal had suddenly passed. A fun, kind, and a way with words is how I remember him. My last fond memory was having a Memosa with him at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. My sincere condolences to you and his family.

  25. Maureen,
    So very sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. We have known Sal for the past 45 years and he was always a funny up beat guy with a great personality. He was a one of a kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you …RIP Sal

  26. Maureen,
    I don’t have adequate words to say how very sorry I am to hear of the loss of Sal. He was an extraordinary person who was beloved by many. He was gentle and kind and had a way of explaining IT in a way that was understood. He was always very patient in explaining things. I enjoyed many conversations with him when he came to fix our computers at work. He was so talented in photography and loved to see his work. He was truly a beautiful soul.

    Please take comfort he is now in the arms of the Mighty Savoir.

    “We are confident, to be absent from the body, we are present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8

  27. Maureen, Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.

  28. My Mom and Sal’s Mom worked together in the 1940’s before she was married and since then our families were always united. I considered Sal a second brother and chose him to be my Godfather at confirmation. He was always someone you could talk to about anything and I recall him helping me with high school calculus and geometry. He had a contagious smile and was one of the kindest people I have known and as tragic as this loss is, it has brought back an ocean of amazing memories.

  29. Maureen, So sorry for your loss. Sal was such a warm, funny person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Maureen you and your family are in my prayers. Sal was a wonderful talented, funny person who shared with everyone. He will be missed.

  31. Maureen, Your Sal was one the kindest men I have ever known. Seeing his smiling face at Mass was something to look forward to. He was truly a special man who will never be forgotten.

  32. Maureen,
    I’m at a loss for words, just heard the news. Sending thoughts prayers and hugs to you. Sal was truly a wonderful person. Always enjoyed chats with him at Advanced Radiology and seeing the many beautiful photographs he had taken. Keep those beautiful memories in your heart and praying for you always. My deepest sympathy 🙏🏻 ❤️

  33. Maureen, Chris and I are so sorry to hear of the devastating news of Sal’s passing. Sal was one of a kind. May he rest in peace. Praying for you and sending love.

  34. Maureen, I just learned of Sal’s passing. I am truly sorry for your loss. How I wish I had gotten to know him. Sal sounds like he was an all around good person. Mikki and I send you our sincere condolences, and we hope that our paths will cross again. Hugs to you. Elaine Lavers & Mikki Preite

  35. I am so saddened to hear of Sal’s passing. I also knew him through PSRI. He was a kind soul who always took the time to talk with people and make them feel welcome. He had a great sense of humor and was a guy everyone truly liked. He will be missed.

  36. Maureen, I am so sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. I only met him a couple of times, but I remember him as being a warm person. I will keep you in my prayers. Be strong, my friend.

  37. Maureen, I just heard of Sal’s passing. My heart breaks for you. I loved working with him. He always came in and said hi Suz. The world has lost a great guy. My deepest sympathy to you. I will keep you in my prayers.

  38. Maureen, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sals passing. Sal always had a smile, quick with a joke and always shared some great stories. He will be missed. My heart is with you during this difficult time.

  39. Maureen,
    I’m so sad to hear about Sal.He was such a great guy. I really enjoyed talking with him and him sharing all his beautiful photos. I’m so sorry for you loss.
    Thinking of you.

  40. Maureen I haven’t seen you or Sal for far too many YEARS . Shocked is an understatement to learn of Sal’s passing. I have fond memories of Sal from Ann and Hope. As you know and everyone here has stated , Sal left an impression on everyone he met. A man like Sal is loss to the community ,and friends and family alike. Maureen , you are in my thoughts and prayers . May he rest in Gods favor .

  41. A great friend and classmate at Oliver hazard Perry junior high my condolences to the family I know he will be missed by all

  42. Maureen, Anne and I just found out from Father Tim this morning of Sals passing, just shocked as so many are. We were going to talk about your trip to Alaska as I have another project up there. I cannot believe I will not hear his voice or receive a text from him again. His attention to detail was second to none and his eye for photographs in life, nature and our world really took our breath away. What a talent he had for this, he and I would talk about our health and hearts as we both had similar cardiac issues as you know. We are so saddened to hear about this and we will keep his legacy moving forward at the church with his weekly mass video link to so many of our St. Lukes family. He and you are in our prayers and always in our hearts.

  43. Sal was one of the most outgoing, giving and kindest person I ever met. My days of associating with him through PSRI will never be forgotten.

  44. Maureen, So sorry to hear of Sal’s sudden death, and even when we were working and having not so wonderful day he would come in and make us laugh and you forgot about that moment of the day. I miss that at the office and will always remember him with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most terrible time. Dolores Baranski

  45. Maureen I’m so sorry to hear of Sal’s sudden passing. He was one of a kind, a true gentle soul that brought so much light and laughter wherever he went. He will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days to come. Sending you love and light.

  46. Dear Maureen,
    Just received the news of Sal’s passing, Our deepest sympathies. We are still in a state of shock. Sal was a wonderful friend a great human being. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  47. My sincere condolences to Sal’s family and closest friends. I am a Jr high school friend from Oliver Hazard Perry. Our whole class is very saddened by the sudden death of Sal. May He Rest In Eternal Peace and glory. Sharon Moreno

  48. I am still in shock. I enjoyed all my days spent with Sal- the mundane, the dramatic, the travel, and the laughs. I am so glad I was able to see you both a couple of weeks ago and see his smile and share some stories. There isn’t a kinder soul. Sending you all the strength in this difficult time.

  49. Maureen, I am sorry to hear of Sal’s sudden passing. My sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends. I remember Sal’s light hearted and pleasant personality whenever we crossed paths when he was working with Advanced Radiology/ Open Mri. I learned a great deal about how our IT operated through his patient instruction. May he rest in peace.

  50. Maureen I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Sal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Sal was great guy and will be missed.

  51. Maureen, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Sal‘s passing. He was such a warm and loving guy. He had a story for everyone. Please know that Steve and I are thinking of you during this most difficult time.

  52. Maureen I am so saddened by this news. Sal was a great guy. Enjoyed my many talks with him. Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find strength in the coming days.

    Jean Chagnon

  53. Maureen, I do not have the words to say how sorry I am. Sal was such a great guy. He will be missed.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  54. Sal was a nice, nice guy. Always willing to help. May he rest in peace.

    Nancy Thurber

  55. Maureen, So so sorry for your loss. I also knew him thru PSRI and remember him always smiling and helpful. We will all miss him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  56. Maureen, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sal’s passing. He was a great guy. As I originally knew him through work, I remember being so surprised when I went to my first PRSI meeting and saw Sal there. Sending my deepest condolences.

  57. Maureen I am so sorry, am in shock! Sal was an amazing person! Sending you prayers and hugs from mom and I! May the memories you made give you comfort during this difficult time!

  58. Dear Maureen,
    We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Sal’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss… Sal was such a wonderful guy and will be be fondly remembered. He always brought a smile to our faces when he stopped by. We enjoyed hearing about his love for photography and appreciated his excitement as he shared some of his most recent photos. He will be missed…

  59. Dear Maureen, Like the Danforths (from whom I just got a message) I am shocked, stunned, saddened, sick at heart, so sorry for this untimely news. Sal has been such a delight going back to the days when we met at your marriage preparation! I don’t think I will ever be able to tune in to a 5:00 Mass video without breaking into tears. If my life example can be of any small consolation, please know as you grieve this gentle soul that you are not alone. Many must walk this journey lonely but not alone as we (I) pray with you and for you. You can and will go on because your love never dies. Hugs

  60. We are just so shocked and saddened to hear of Sal’s sudden passing. He was such a special soul. He will surely be missed by so many.

    Our deepest sympathies to you Maureen and to all of his family and friends. May God be with you at this most difficult of time and may His light shine upon you.

    Godspeed big guy! Till we meet again someday. Bob & Peg.

  61. I’m stunned,saddened,and in shock. May you live everlasting life in God’s kingdom. Rest in peace my Ann and Hope bro.

  62. Maureen,
    So sorry to hear about Sal’s passing Rob and I are truly saddened. Memories of him will always be filled of laughter and the light heartedness he brought to every situation. He will truly missed.

  63. Sorry to hear. We enjoyed trading jokes and discussing events.

    He was a bright, kind, and
    friendly soul.

    Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dan and Claire Issa

  64. Our heartfelt condolences, Maureen. When I heard it yesterday, it was hard to believe. The early and sudden loss of a good friend reminded me of what a Turkish poet wrote, very apt for Sal.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy,

    Cemal & Jan Ekin

    Keep The Change

    I’m dying dear Lord
    That’s happened too
    All deaths are early deaths
    I know Lord
    But, this life you have just taken
    Has been a good one …
    Keep the change …

    By
    Cemal Süreya

  65. My heart broke he will be missed. So sorry for your loss Maureen. I’m here if you want to talk or sit.

  66. Memory Eternal 🌿

    Rest in peace my friend.

  67. Maureen, my condolences to you and your family. Sal and I just spoke this past Friday we were going to get together for a coffee he wanted to show me his new camera. I’m so so sorry please don’t hesitate if there’s anything you need.

  68. Maureen, our hearts are broken with this news. He was a great, caring friend, full of life and always with a big smile. We’re so sorry for you and your family. We will miss him so much.

  69. Dear Maureen, Carol and I were stunned when we heard. A friend and a gentle giant. We hope you are able to find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of times shared, and in the love that surrounds you during this difficult time. Carol and I send our love.

  70. Our deepest condolences Maureen, So saddened to hear about loss of our great friend and colleague Sal. Our moments together was always filled with laughter, truly the most sincere gentleman we have enjoyed to be around with, wife and I will miss him deeply. Hope you find comfort in these difficult times.

  71. So sorry for the loss of your loved one .Sal will be missed,was a kind and a true gentleman. Heaven just gained another angel. Our prayers and condolences go to you Maureen,as well as the family in general.

  72. Maureen,

    Richard and I are stunned to read of Sal’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rosemary and Richard Danforth

  73. Maureen. We are so sorry to hear of Sals passing. We feel terrible.
    Sal was a great guy. We go all the way back to the Ann and Hope days.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.
    Foster and Barbara

  74. Maureen,

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express how I feel. I will remember my photo adventures with him fondly. Rest easy, Sal.

  75. So sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. I met Sal at PSRI and he was such a wonderful and kind gentleman. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  76. Maureen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Sal from PSRI for many years. He always had a smile on his face. He would ask how my family was every time I saw him and make jokes, but always had kind words during our conversations. He will be missed.

  77. Sal was a great friend and photography buddy. I will miss him terribly. Rest in Peace my friend

  78. Maureen,
    Sal and I have been friends for 45 years. He will surely be missed by all that had the pleasure to meet and know him.

    Our thoughts are with you and the family during this sorrowful time.

    Jake & Linda

  79. Rest in Peace Brother
    I still have a few of your good lines committed to memory so they will live on.

    Maureen -Grace & I send our sincerest condolences.
    We will certainly keep you in our prayers during this very difficult time.
    May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

  80. Maureen, so sorry for your loss. Sal will be always be fondly remembered by everyone here at Open MRI and Advanced Radiology. He was a true gentleman.

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