Michael C. Capasso


Michael C. Capasso, 71 passed away on April 19th, 2020 at Saratoga Hospital. Michael was born in Ballston Spa, NY to James A. Capasso and Marguerite "Toots" Capasso. Michael spent most of his life in his hometown of Ballston Spa. He served in the US Air Force.

Michael worked for the Village of Ballston Spa, Department of Public Works. Michael was awarded Rural Water Associations Water Superintendent of the Year before his retirement from the DPW.

Michael was a member of the American Legion Henry Cornell Post #243, and a member of the NRA. He was also a Scout Master for Boy Scouts Troop 1 for several years.

Michael loved to spend time outdoors, hunting, fly fishing and camping. He also enjoyed wood working. He was part of a country line dancing group called Jackie's Country Twisters that performed for local nursing homes and county fairs. Michael also liked spending time with his cousin, Gary at Dakota Ridge Farm, where he enjoyed watching the llamas.

Michael was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He is survived by his stepmother, Marion Capasso; sons Michael A. Capasso, Chris Minett (Carolyn), Jerry Minett (Amy) and step daughter Cynthia Smith; grandchildren Heather (Peter), Krystina, Logan, Lauren, Angelica, Anthony, Jeanah and Autumn; siblings Pete Thompson (Janice), Milt Thompson (Diane), James Capasso (Sue) and Fran Dobroski (Bill) and his biggest joy near the end of his life was his great grandson Bryce Minett aka "Rocky". He will be greatly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews along with his community of friends and loved ones.

There will be a private ceremony for immediate family, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the DCI Rubin Dialysis Center located at 59C Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 marked as
“In the care of Heather Novak”.

Guest Book

John Cromie

Michael, my friend, you have gone before you should. When we were in our teens, 71 was old, the Biblical 3 score and 10 seemed a long way off. Now it is too short, too soon. Your humor, wry observations, and understanding of the human condition continue to live in finite memories. But those images of the past are no substitute for bumping into each other, passing a wisecrack and pleasantry, and sharing our mutual respect. That will never happen again, if only it could.

Mary DeFilippo

On behalf of Jerry, Cara, Michael and myself, we offer our sincere condolences to your family. Michael was truly a sincere, kind and friendly guy. Heaven’s gain. Take Faith in your precious memories of him and that great smile.

John & Rhonda Barnes

Mike will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.