Dorothy Caporale of Branford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 9, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Caporale. Dorothy was born in New Haven on September 8th. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Vailette Spitaletti. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Branford High School’s Adult Education Department for many years until her retirement. Family was one of the single most important things in Dorothy’s life. She loved cooking, traveling, and trips to the casino. She will forever be remembered for her outgoing personality and her amazing sense of humor. Dorothy is survived by her children, Lori Mahoney of Branford with whom she resided and Joseph “Jay” (Martha) Caporale of North Andover, MA; and her grandchildren, Sara Mahoney, Jake, Luke and Dylan Caporale. She was predeceased by her sisters, Jennie Celentano and Roseanne Brown.
Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life Tuesday morning at 10:00 at St. Therese Church, Branford. Burial will be private. THERE ARE NO CALLING HOURS.
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