The Obit For Vincent Canepa

Vincent E. Canepa

Published in the Press Republican from 12/20/2009 - 12/21/2009

PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Vincent E. Canepa, 85, of North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born in Glastonbury, Conn., Nov. 18, 1924, the son of Giulio and Teresa (Castagnone) Canepa.

He served as a pilot in the Naval Air Service and the Army Air Force during World War II and achieved the rank of flight officer. He attended RPI and other schools to learn navigation and flight skills. He flew the AT-6 and the Curtis P-40 Warhawk. After the war, he played baseball and pitched for several "Triple A" and farm teams in the U.S. and Canada. He was an advertising salesman for several firms in the Northeast until he established his own business, Adirondack Ads in Plattsburgh.

Mr. Canepa was an active parishioner of St. Peter's Church and served as an usher.

He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Michele and Allan Jackson of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Julie Canepa of Plattsburgh and Angela Canepa of Tillson, N.Y.; three sons and 2 daughters in law, David and Libby Canepa of Coral Gables, Fl., Alex and Lisa Canepa of Plattsburgh, Anthony Canepa of Plattsburgh; his grandchildren, Patrick Welch, Allen and Francesca Canepa, Ava Goble, Carmen Chu; a great grandson, Adam Welch; the Zigby and Brosseau families in Canada; several cousins in Connecticut, Italy and Australia; and several loving friends and neighbors.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanine (Brosseau) Canepa, on March 31, 2000.

Calling hours will be held Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:00 am from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. A gathering will follow in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter's Church. Interment will be in St. Augustine's cemetery in South Glastonbury, Conn. in the spring.

Memorial donations may be offered to Hospice of the North Country or St. Peter's Church.

Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com