Michael Leroy Caprarola
September 8, 1958 – April 8, 2018
Michael Leroy Caprarola, 59, passed away Sunday morning as the sun shone down from the heavens. After a long time battle with various illnesses, Michael was granted his angel wings while surrounded by his family. We honor and cherish a man taken before his time and celebrate the impact he had on so many lives.
Michael, lovingly referred to as “Mit” by many, enjoyed all the things life had to offer. An avid sports fan, Michael loved his Baltimore Orioles and Indianapolis Colts. Music was an important part of his life, having sung in a barbershop quartet, acting and singing in various musicals and studying the arts in New York City. His love for food led him to a long time career in restaurant management and later to the hospitality and floral industries. He traveled as often as he could and visited his friends and family as frequently as possible. His lasting love for community and togetherness was infectious.
Michael is survived by his wife Carol, his daughter Kristen (Heather Hackert), his son Ian (Patricia Caprarola) and his two grandsons who carry his name Logan Leroy and Aiden Michael. In addition, Mit is survived by his sister Constance Noll, two brothers Joseph Caprarola, and Steven Caprarola, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews who he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Caprarola Sr. and his mother Joan Sheets.
A celebration of his life will be 2 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018, at Fellowship Church, 2165 Lakewood Blvd., Holland, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Visitation will also be 5-8 pm, Thursday, April 12, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the American Diabetes Association in Michael’s honor. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Caprarola family.
- Celebration of Life Friday, April 13, 2018
- Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
- Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
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Maureen Treich (Dobossy)
April 12, 2018
When I think of Mike it comes with Carol. My heart aches for Carol and family as you learn to adjust to your new normal! I pray for you all at this very difficult time!
Love from Maureen and Kevin Treich
April 11, 2018
Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike and I were thick as thieves during High School and with Carol as Martie's best friend at the time, we did a lot together. From swimming in the Chamberlain's pool during the spring of our senior year and frequently double dating. We were playing poker at Martie's the night Carol and Michael really started going out. I have missed you both and have thought of you both since then. Facebook has been wonderful to reconnect as best as we can. After school, I headed off to New Mexico every summer and we lost contact for quite awhile. I have fond memories of many a night out cavorting with Mike and especially seeing the Eagles in concert at the Capitol Theatre and having to push the car we came in down the long ramp of the parking garage in Jersey City in order to jump it at 1 in the morning. I have told many of our escapade to a Genesis concert at the Capitol and White Castle afterwards. So many happy times and laughs. Mike and I were both in Damn Yankees and had one set of lines where we walked across the front of the stage and changed our delivery every night. I am seeing the Eagles this coming weekend in Florida with both of my daughters for my birthday. I will think of Mike then and as I always have, frequently from now on. I loved and missed you both. Michael was a big part of my growing up during those High School years and I will never forget him. Gone way too soon. My thoughts are with you Carol at this time and always.
April 10, 2018
I was saddened to hear of the loss of my fun and life loving high school friend Mike. I find myself tearing up and smiling simultaneously, as it sounds like he had a full and rewarding time on earth, surrounded by lots of love. My condolences to Carol and the rest of the family for their loss of a loved one way to soon.Rest in Peace and God Bless.