Lenio Caprioglio Obituary

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Lenio Caprioglio

November 16, 1928 - June 11, 2013
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lenio Caprioglio, 84, of Dongan Hills, a retired microbiologist and train enthusiast, died Tuesday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Born in North Bergen, N.J., Mr. Caprioglio moved to the Bronx as a child. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School there and later moved to Brooklyn before relocating to Dongan Hills in 1991. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He later received his bachelor's degree in biology from New York University and worked for the New York City Department of Health as a microbiologist. He...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lenio Caprioglio, 84, of Dongan Hills, a retired microbiologist and train enthusiast, died Tuesday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born in North Bergen, N.J., Mr. Caprioglio moved to the Bronx as a child. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School there and later moved to Brooklyn before relocating to Dongan Hills in 1991.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He later received his bachelor's degree in biology from New York University and worked for the New York City Department of Health as a microbiologist. He retired in 1993.

Mr. Caprioglio loved planting flowers, especially roses, in his gardens and tending to his house plants. He was fascinated by model trains and airplanes, favoring models from the World War II era. He loved taking annual trips to the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania with his family, where they would embark on scenic trips of the area.

Mr. Caprioglio was a parishioner of St. Ann's R.C. Church, Dongan Hills.

His wife of 53 years, the former Lucy Ierardi, died in 2012. His son, James, died in 1964.

He is survived by a daughter, Diane Caprioglio.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Virginia Funeral Chapel, Dongan Hills. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

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