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Karen Cappiello

November 1, 1951February 13, 2021

Karen Cappiello was born on November 1, 1951 and passed away on February 13, 2021 and is under the care of Swan Funeral Home.

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Terri Misitano

February 22, 2021

I watched this proud Mama have three of the most gorgeous babies I've ever seen, sweet, smart, talented and beautiful babies. Together with your wonderful father, Marty, she juggled her career with her family, running back and forth managing all, that is what I remember most... she made a huge impression on me. Those moments when she would breeze into the Children's corner and I would get a glimpse of her; she was so beautiful. I will always think of her as an Old Saybrook icon of our generation. Many admire and have huge regard for your family. And you girls... this community watched you grow up, even more authentic, autonomous, beautiful and successful, and I say is it any wonder. Your parents did you solid. Both of them. I am so-very-sorry for her loss and for your family's loss. Really big and heartfelt hugs to you all.

Cathe Hall

February 18, 2021

For years Karen and I would share a bottle of champagne on the 24 of December. My birthday. I also worked with Karen and Marty and when Charlie and I married, Wine and Roses hosted our reception. Now that was a party. I will always remember our roucuss laughter. My love to your three daughters, and Marty. Love Cathe

Linda G Corliss

February 17, 2021

Devon, Dara, and Dyllin,
My heart aches along with yours. Losing the person who gave you life compares to nothing else.
I wanted to share a memory with you. Tomorrow I will go skiing for the first time in many years. Did you know that your mom taught me to ski? I’m not sure who taught her but she was the perfect athlete! It didn’t matter the sport, she excelled at them all! When it came to skiing no one looked as graceful tackling the hardest slopes there were. I believe we were 18 and we went to Ski Sundown in East Hartland and she was so patient with me. We would ski together, maybe not the same slope at the same time, but together for years. When Topps closed she rented a share in a ski house in Jacksonville, VT and I would come stay with her to ski at Mt Snow. She collected unemployment that whole winter and probably skied almost everyday. The next winter, 1971-1972 we rented our first ski house together on Windy Hill in West Dover. We, along with a few other friends would continue to rent ski houses at Mt. Snow for the next 5 years spending not only time together on the slopes but so many wonderful times together before and after skiing! They were incredible years and I’ll never forget all the fun we had. More importantly we were together as best of friends, as it had been and would be for so many years after.
She occupies so many memories of my life. I will always love her and was so blessed to have her as my best friend. I will miss her always, as will you.