Antonette “Nettie” D. Scapeccia, age 97, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on January 2, 2021.
Nettie was born December 1, 1923 in Manhattan, NY, daughter to Michael and Loretta (Lazella) DiPasqua. They resided in Bronx, NY and later moved to Connecticut.
She attended Staples High School in Westport, CT. and graduated in 1942. After graduation, she went into the work force to support her family during World War II. Following the war, she married the love of her life, Frank J. Scapeccia on June 22, 1946. They were inseparable and celebrated 52 years of marriage before his passing in 1998. Nettie and Frank Scapeccia raised five children in Norwalk, CT. and in 1959, built a home and moved to Danbury, CT.
Her husband, Frank, her brother Peter DiPasqua, and her son Michael Scapeccia predeceased Nettie. Her sister Rose Gilbertie survives her, along with her daughters Carol and Annette, and her sons Francis and Raymond.
She is also survived by her six grandchildren; Michael, Robert, Kelly, Stacey, John and Ryan and six great grandchildren; Samantha, Zachary, Alena, Brooke, Olivia, and Patrick and two great, great, grandchildren; Alice and Finley. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive her.
Nettie spent many years as a housewife and mother, always caring for her family first. She later went on to own and run an Italian Importing Deli and then worked in retail at Howlands and later on at Lord & Taylor. She was always an ambitious, hardworking, caring and giving woman who enjoyed life no matter what trials and tribulations came her way. In her retirement years, Nettie volunteered at Roberts Ave. and Ellsworth Ave. Schools and as a “countess” at St. Peter Church. She was a wonderful sister, wife, mother and friend to everyone who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Peter Church, 104 Main St., Danbury, Ct. 06810 or Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT. 06810
A Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter Church on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:30 am. Directly following the mass, family and friends will proceed to St. Peter Cemetery to the mausoleum for her interment.
Due to the concerns of social gatherings at this time, the church attendance is limited to 100 guests and maximum attendance at the mausoleum is 50.
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