• The Hammonton Gazette

Anthony (Tony) Caponi



Anthony (Tony) Caponi, 81, of Elkton, Md., died peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.


He was the son of the late Elviro Caponi and Agnese (Del Roscio). Tony was born in Rome, Italy and immigrated to the United States in September1960 with his father and younger brother Reno. The rest of his family, his mother and five sisters were reunited with them on December 8, 1961 in Hammonton, N.J. In Italy, Tony was a professionally trained mechanic and once he settled in the U.S., he went to work for the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Del. until his retirement. In addition to being a mechanic, he was an avid fan of soccer and tennis, hardly ever missing a game or match on TV. He loved good home-cooking, always helped canning tomato sauce and reaping a full crop from his fig trees.


Tony is predeceased by his sisters, Franca Beumee and Luciana Palma.


Surviving are his wife, Ottavia to whom he was married for 51 years; his daughter, Claudia; his brother, Reno; his sisters, Anna Sbardella, Lina Sergi and Nella Seward; and numerous nieces and nephews.


To all who have known Tony, he will be remembered with sincere affection and fun memories, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church in Hammonton, N.J. in the near future.