Artie Evelyn Cappolino
- August 29, 1920 - March 4, 2011
- Austin, Texas
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“To the Cappolino family we send our deepest condolences. Mrs. Cappolino was always very kind to me and my family. I know she will be missed by the...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Russell Trapolino and Family - TX
“Carl and Kathy, we were so saddened to read of your mother's death. What a beautiful tribute from your family to an outstanding woman. No wonder you...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Ralph and Linda Holm - Texas City, TX
“Carl and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend Artie. We'll never forget the good times we had at the Oasis, and how...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy and Tony Cacciatore - TX
“There are no words to express how sad I am that you are no longer here. You were so very kind to me, and I loved you with my whole heart. You and I...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Schelli Gondesen - Dickinson, TX
“To Carl and Family,
Passing time can never fade
All the special memories made;
Loved ones never really part
For they live inside your heart.
...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Visosky - friend
“Linda and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of Artie Cappolino. I have wonderful memories of her at the LaMarque Presbyterian Church, at...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Joe & Linda Sheppard - TX
“What a great obit for a great lady! I met Artie while working my short time at the Texas City Sun Newspaper. Artie & Elaine were THE best retail...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy Born - Dickinson, TX
“To the entire Cappolino family: Suzanne and I extend our deepest condolences on your profound loss. She was obviously a wonderful lady.
Charlie...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie & Suzanne Moore - TX
“To Kathy, Carl and Family:
It's hard to know what to say during a sad time like this. But hope you know that many are thinging of you with...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Dorothy Norman - Kemah, TX
“Your parents were a beautiful part of what made La Marque a wonderful place to live and/or work. May your Mother's (and Grandmother's) Christian...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Moran - La Marque, TX
“Dear Carl, Carl, Jr., David and Tim,
What wonderful memories I have of large and joyful gatherings of our families in LaMarque and Galveston! ...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Lee Weber - Galveston/Austin, TX
“Carl & Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your amazing mother. I have known "Miss Artie" all of my life, and I am sure that...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Gayle Weber Strange - Denton, TX
“David, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mom sounds like the most delightful person ever! I am sorry I did not know here.
My thoughts...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Robin AAtwood
“I'll always remember Mrs. Cappolino as being "spunky". She had a unique personality and always had something to say. We'll miss her. But in her...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Brown - Friendswood, TX
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Cappolino. She was a dear friend to our mother, Ruth; and was always so kind to every child she knew...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Ned and Jackie Ash - Austin, TX
“May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. May the comfort of God help you during this...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Ronald & Janet Finlayson - SC
“Our most heartfelt condolences go to the family of this lovely lady.
Billy & Carol Henderson
17 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Fleenor Henderson - Teague, TX
“Our sincere sympathy to the family in their loss. Mrs. Cappolino was always kind to us. We have been where the family is and we know you have great...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Dr.Keith & Diane Bellamy - TX
“What wonderful memories I have of Artie! I never wondered if she loved me because I could feel her love when I was in the same room with her. As a...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Eads - .
“I use to sing in the choir when your mother was the director and I always looked orward to seeing her there. She was a very sweet lady and Sophia and...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: John & Sophia Hander - LA Marque, TX
“Dear Carl and Kathy--what a privilege for your family to have known and loved such a precious woman. Our prayer for you is that you and your family...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Len & Pam Denton - Georgetown, TX
“My heart is with you.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Tripp - Leander, TX - Friend
Artie Evelyn Cappolino
August 29, 1920
Artie Evelyn Cappolino was joyfully embraced by her Lord and loved ones in Heaven March 4, 2011 after faithfully serving Him and others for more than 90 years with a life well lived. She was known for her vivacious personality, beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. Her energy was felt the moment she entered a room. She was born August 29, 1920 as one of five children to Steve and Josephine Kotlarich of Galveston, Texas. Artie excelled in school, being asked to skip two grades. After graduating, she worked years to help her parents recover from their losses during the Great Depression. At 16 years old she started directing the children’s choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Galveston and continued serving as a choir director there. She later became choir director of the La Marque Presbyterian Church, in La Marque, Texas, directing church choirs a total of fifty-seven years. Artie was an accomplished pianist and dancer – skills she employed throughout her life.
During World War II Artie served with both the Red Cross and the USO. It was during that time she met the love of her life, her husband, Carl Cappolino, Sr, of Jamestown, NY, who was stationed with the United States Coast Guard in Galveston, Texas. They married in 1946 and began a full and loving journey together that exemplified a loving Christian marriage at its very best. They devoted their lives to each other, their Lord, their family and to those who had the privilege of knowing them. The Cappolino home was always a refuge of strength, renewal and love for anyone.
Artie was the epitome of a Godly wife and mother. She and Carl took an active part in their church, their community and the rearing of their children as well as other children in their community. She participated with her children in school, church and extra curricular work taking leadership roles to ensure not just her children, but other children as well, had the best opportunities available and were loved and appreciated. She was selfless and tireless in the way she would embrace anyone who needed help. That passion for helping others continued throughout her life. She was there to wipe the tear of a lonely child, buy a gift for a child who had none, visit the sick that others had long forgotten and always had a kind word for those who needed encouragement.
Artie also used her talents and endless energy. She managed the keypunch department for American Indemnity Insurance, was an advertising salesperson for several newspapers in Galveston County, and also sold for Sussan’s Furniture, working until she was 75.
Her community remembered all she had done for nearly fifty years and in 1990 the Mayor of La Marque, Texas proclaimed August 19, 1990 Artie Cappolino Day for the City of La Marque. The community honored Artie and her husband Carl with a celebration at their church.
Her zest for life was passionate and contagious. She loved adventure and embraced it with her husband, sons and grandsons. She and her husband Carl did everything together, and loved every moment of their 45 year romance. Her sons shared their life and escapades with her. Her daughters-in-law added a fresh new dimension to her life and gave her the pleasure of having the “daughters” she always wanted and she and her husband loved them as their own. She always relished being with her girls, and they, in turn, loved, respected and admired her.
When her grandsons came along, Artie passed on her faith, life experience and passion for life to them. Her powerful spirit became a part of them.
Artie ran the race and finished it well. She was steady, strong, confident, always looking ahead and never drifted off course. Her compass was the word of God and her faith gave her the strength and sense of purpose to love every moment and person with joy and expectation as a true Child of God. She lives forever in boundless joy and glory in keeping with the words of Amazing Grace which says, “when we’ve been there 10,000 years bright shining as the Sun, we’ve no less days to sing His praise, then whence we’ve first begun”.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl A. Cappolino, Sr. and her brothers and sisters who include Henry Teichman, Mary Teichman, Katie Teichman, and William Teichman. She is survived by her sisters Mary Mezzino, Camille King, and Joann Hamel and her brother Steven J. Kotlarich, Jr.
Artie’s family continues her legacy and work. They include her sons and daughters-in-law: Carl and Kathy Cappolino of Driftwood, Texas, David and Karen Cappolino of Austin, Texas; and Tim and Karen Cappolino of the Woodlands, Texas. Her grandson and grand daughter-in-law, Anthony and Karolina Cappolino of Norcross, Georgia, and grandsons Jonathan Cappolino of Berkeley, California; David Andrew Cappolino of Austin, Texas, Ryan Cappolino and Christopher Cappolino of The Woodlands, Texas.
There will be a visitation in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 8 from 6 to 8 pm at Bannockburn Baptist Church, Room AC 306 on the third floor of the Abington Center, 7100 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX.
Artie’s Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, March 11 at 2 pm at the La Marque Presbyterian Church, 2413 Pecos Street, La Marque, Texas.
The Cappolino Family wishes to extend special thanks to the St David’s Medical Center Staff for their compassion and exceptional skilled care.
March 08, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannockburn Baptist Church, Room AC 306
3rd Floor of Abington Center, 7100 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Celebration of Life
March 11, 2011
La Marque Presbyterian Church
2413 Pecos Street
La Marque, TX 77568