Obituary: Angelo “Cappy” Capobianco

Sep 12, 2020 276

On September 5, retired detective Angelo Capobianco passed at 90 years of age. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Cappy was born of Italian immigrants in 1930 and raised in Glen Cove’s “Little Italy”, The Orchard. After attending St. Patrick’s Elementary School he graduated from Glen Cove High School, Class of 1948.

Heeding the call to service by a local returning WW2 soldier, Cap decided the next day to immediately enlist in the US Army. His musical talents secured him as an Army bugler, traveling the country with the emotional task of playing during military funeral services. In consideration of the bereaved, he originated playing “Taps” at a distance from the gravesite, beyond a hill, and such. It was his last wish.

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