She was born Dec. 16, 1917, in Kauai, Hawaii. She met and married her husband Joseph Caporusso in 1944 after Joe returned from the service, and they were married 45 years. They moved to Pleasanton in 1949, where she managed the Pleasanton Elementary and Amador High School cafeterias for 20 years. She was an avid dancer, outstanding cook, and full of energy and life.
She survived by her daughters Lillian (Sanchez), Joanne (Caporusso) Nix, her son Robert Caporusso, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A rosary service will be held at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, with a funeral service at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward.
Cynthia Jean Manildi
Cynthia Jean Manildi, who loved the outdoors and had been fighting multiple sclerosis since 1977, died Aug. 20 at the age of 56.
She was born June 27, 1955, and raised in Pleasanton. She graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1973 and Sacramento State University in 1977. She worked in recreation in the Bay Area for many years, and was a skier, hiker, camper, sailor, skydiver, scuba diver, Girl Scout and cheerleader. She was devoted to young children and created innovative classes for them. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1977 and from then on was a strong activist in the fight against the disease.
She was predeceased by her mother Barbara Beggs Manildi. She is survived by her father Robert Manildi of Pleasanton; sisters Marilyn Manildi Collins of the Woodlands, Texas, and Karen Manilda of Morongo Valley; aunt Merlene Wood of Davis; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life is being planned and will be announced on the Facebook Page Friends and Memories of Cindi Manildi. Contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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