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Mr. Patrick J. “Pat” Cappelletti, 84, of Mesa, AZ and formerly of Elkhart, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Copper Village assisted living facility in Mesa.
He was born in Elkhart on Mar. 17, 1935 to the late Dominic and Ida (Fortino) Cappelletti and later married Pamela J. Gardner on July 14, 1981 in Elkhart. She survives at home in Mesa.
Also surviving is his son Stephen Cappelletti; daughters Lisa (Thomas) Pearce, Linda (Jerry) Richmond and Chris (James) Owens; step-children Sean (Laura), Aaron and Angela Salee; brother Robert (Irene) Cappelletti; sister Josephine Pugliese; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a step-grandson. He is preceded in death by siblings Frank Cappelletti, Delores DeGolier and Florence Papa, as well as an infant great grandson.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place in Arizona, but a celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Elkhart on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12:00 noon, with visitation beginning at 11 am. Pastor Keith McFarren of Bethel United Methodist Church of Elkhart will officiate.
Pat was a hair stylist for over 50 years and was co-owner of Capelli Hair Designs. He had a very high regard for those serving in uniform, as well as for those nurses who rendered hospice care, and enjoyed volunteering to help raise money for veteran and hospice organizations. He was a member of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa and enjoyed running, riding bikes and celebrating his Italian heritage. He was also a celebrated wine aficionado and enjoyed making and drinking wines of all types, especially red Zinfandels. He proudly served as a United States Marine and memorials may be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association.
On-line condolences can reach the family at the funeral home’s website.
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