WATERTOWN – Nicholas A. Capodanno, 79, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury from lung cancer due to asbestos exposure. He was the husband of Barbara (McCarthy) Capodanno.

Mr. Capodanno was born in Waterbury on Jan. 11, 1939, son of the late Louis and Angeline Capodanno. He lived in Waterbury before moving to Watertown in 1973. He was a steamfitter and a member of UA Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters for 57 years. He was very proud of his Italian heritage and a member of several antique car clubs. His 1942 Packard and 1962 Mercury Monterey convertible won many trophies over the years.

Besides his wife of 57 years, he leaves his two sons, Mark A. Capodanno and his wife, Karen, of Middlebury, and Brian Capodanno and his wife, Heidi, of Morris; his two beloved grandsons, Christopher and Michael Capodanno; and his three cousins, Madeline Capodanno, Joseph Capodanno and Darlene Capodanno, all of Florida.

Mr. Capodanno’s family would like to thank his friends, Dr. Kert Sabbath and his staff; YM Cancer Center at Smilow Waterbury; Dr. Nicholas Gettinger; Dr. David Hafer; Yale Department of Oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Hartford Health Care Hospice nurse Maureen Sonzone and staff; the Lutheran Home of Southbury staff; and Dr. Agata Poznanska for their care, love and devotion.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Kert Sabbath, Mesothelioma Research Clinical Trials Study, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.

For information, or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com