Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - May 28, 2010

Obituary: Mary Kathleen Capitani (Connors)

Mary Kathleen Capitani died at her home in Sunol with her family at her side on May 22, at the age of 62.

She was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Vancouver B.C., Canada. She and her family moved to California in 1952. She graduated from Logan High School in 1965 and from San Jose State with a degree in French and Spanish. She taught the languages she loved for 26 years. She retired from Foothill High School last year and truly missed teaching. She was a remarkable wife, mother, and grandmother, who always put her family first.

Mrs. Capitani was predeceased by her parents Mary and Stanley Connors. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John; daughter Christine and son-in-law Brandon Buckley of Pleasanton; son Tom of San Jose; daughter Libby of Alameda; three grandchildren, Charlie, Maggie and Katherine Rose; brother and sister-in-law Don and Diane Connors; mother-in-law Peggy Capitani; brother-in-law Larry Capitani; her sister-in-law Sandy Capitani; three nieces and one nephew. She is also survived by a large extended family in British Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "The Kathy Capitani Memorial Scholarship Fund" at Wells Fargo account No. 8379317830 or to a charity of choice. A Memorial Service will be held at noon May 29 at St. Augustine Church in Pleasanton; reception to follow at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.


Posted by heather buckley, a resident of Danville
on May 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Kathy was an awesome person - fun to be around, very smart, and she had this way about her that made you smile when she was in the room.

Posted by steffany v, a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

she was a great teacher and so enthusiastic about her job, when i became her T.A. instead of student I saw another side, sort of like a mom to me, she is really going to be missed.

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