Doane Beal & Ames


Susan Jane Capalbo

June 19, 1954September 29, 2020
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Susan J. (Foster) Capalbo, (June 19, 1954 to September 29, 2020) of South Dennis MA, passed away after a year-long battle with leukemia. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Capalbo with whom she shared the last 18 years of her life. She is also survived by her daughter, Macala (Charles) Lamour of Bellingham MA, her son, Patrick (Dorothy) Clare of Brooklyn NY, her stepdaughter, Lisa (Edward) Welch of Nashua NH, her stepson, Joseph (Kerry) Capalbo of North Reading MA, her stepdaughters, Kim (Roland) Jacobs and Tempel Corpstein of Oregon. She is survived by her parents, Donald and Barbara Foster of Brockton MA and her three sisters, Lisa (Arthur) Brooks of Brockton MA, Laurie (Anthony) Labollita of Brockton MA and Julie (Vasco) Foster of Johnston RI. She was the loving and adoring nana and grandma to Noah and Chiara Lamour, Athena Clare, Matthew, Alexis and Kayla Capalbo. Daughter in law of the late Joseph and Rita Capalbo. Sister-in-law of Carole Dowd of Newport VT, the late Rory Capalbo and the late Henry Dowd. Cherished niece of Jean Mackinnon. She also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends.

She was a graduate of Bridgewater State University and received Masters Degrees from Northeastern University and George Fox University. She was a retired elementary school teacher from the HA Yelle Elementary School in The Town of Norton, MA, and prior to that, worked as a respiratory therapist at Kaiser Health Care in Portland Oregon. In 2017, she and her husband moved from Mansfield MA to live full-time in South Dennis, where they had a summer home since 2007. She loved spending time with her friends and family, and especially enjoyed being with her husband, children and grandchildren. She spent many summer and fall days at Cold Storage Beach, her favorite beach on Cape Cod. Two of her other passions in life were kayaking and tending to her flower garden. In retirement she was able to travel to Cyprus, Hawaii and many other parts of the United States. And, she thoroughly loved her Boston sports teams, especially, The Patriots and Red Sox. She was loved by all who knew her and never had an unkind word to say about anyone.

Joe and her family would like to thank the Leukemia Oncology Department Team at Dana Farber, headed by Dr. Daniel Deangelo, for Susan's care and treatment over the past year. And, a special thank you goes to the entire nursing staff of Floor 7B at Brigham and Women's Hospital for their kindness and compassion shown to Susan during her hospital stays.

With strict adherence to COVID-19 health precautions and social distancing rules, visiting hours will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660. A memorial service will immediately follow outside at the funeral home and begin promptly at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Susan's name to Leukemia Research at The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215.


  • Visiting Hours

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Outside Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


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Andrew Dalton

October 12, 2020

Dear Family,

My name is Andrew Dalton a former student of Mrs. Capalbo. Susan was an absolutely amazing teacher. She is one of the few that I will remember forever throughout my life. She always brought a smile to our classroom. I am happy I graduated from Norton this year knowing I had her as one of my teachers. I will always be grateful I got to experience her wisdom and happiness.

Thank you so much Mrs. Capalbo for everything- Andrew Dalton

Patricia Small

October 9, 2020

Joe and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Georgi Childs

October 8, 2020


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Georgi Childs

Carol Renaccio

October 7, 2020

Dear Joe and your entire family,
Our hearts are heavy with sadness for the loss of your wonderful Susan. She was such a kind and loving woman. Please know that she has a special place in our hearts, prayers and memories.
God Bless!
With deepest sympathy,
Carol and Michael Renaccio

Cheryl Ruskiewicz- Shaw

October 7, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the whole family on the loss of your precious Susan 💔🙏🏻
Susan always treated me with kindness love and compassion when we were growing up on the east side of Brockton where her Mr & Mrs. Foster live
My thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 are with you all as you go through this most difficult time, Susan will live in your hearts forever ❤️

Helen Marrone

October 5, 2020

Dear Joe and Family,
I can’t begin to put into words how devastated I am to hear about the loss of Susan. Joe, my heart breaks knowing the pain you have to endure once again in your lifetime.
Susan was a wonderful person and I will always cherish the times I was able to sit and talk with her. Both Ed and I are praying for you, Susan and your entire family. And I am virtually sending a big, huge Italian hug!

Helen Marrone 💕🙏🏻😥

Rita DellaRocca

October 4, 2020

Joe and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing.

She was a lovely person, and will always be remembered for her caring ways.

We’re keeping you all in our prayers.

Rita and Don DellaRocca

Cathy Correira

October 4, 2020

Joe & Family,
I was lucky to have gotten the chance to know Sue as both a colleague & friend. There are many qualities that will forever stand out in my mind when I think of Sue! Above all, was how truly GENUINE she was! Her honesty, sincerity & empathy towards her students, friends & family were so real! I always felt special & cared for in her presence when she'd ask, "So honey how are you (really) doing?" 💓 On top of that, I'll always admire her ability to laugh at herself & not take life too seriously.
Sue...I hope heaven offers the same serenity as the ocean that you loved so much!
Until we meet again. Love you!

Linda Thomasian

October 4, 2020

My heart is broken, and the world has shifted. Susan and I were classroom partners for many years and became lifelong friends. Her kindness, her gentle spirit, and her genuine concern for her friends and family were blessings so many of us were lucky to have shared with her. I will miss our long talks while we were driving and our shared love of Outlander. Susan was a friend I will treasure forever. My heart and prayers go out to Joe and their families.❤️❤️❤️

Terry Gallagher

October 3, 2020

I am heartbroken that Susan has left us. She and I worked together at Yelle for four years. She brought life and laughter to the classroom each and every day. I was blessed to have known her. Sincere condolences to Joe and all her loved ones.


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