Mario J. “Doc” Caporaso, 84, of Gillette, NJ and formerly of Summit, NJ passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Overlook Hospital surrounded by his family.
Mario was born on August 28, 1930 in Summit, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carmine and Carmella (nee Saveriano) Caporaso.
Mario grew up in Chatham, NJ and graduated from St. Patrick’s. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Drake University.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mario owned and operated Doc’s Delicatessen in Summit, NJ for many years. He later became a firefighter for the Summit Fire Department with 25 years of loyal service. Doc and his wife were very involved in local politics and he became the Chairman of the Republican Committee and was invited to the inauguration of Ronald Reagan. He also served on the Welfare Board for many years.
Doc was a parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing soccer in his younger years. He was a family man and loved spending time with his cherished grandsons.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Joan J. Caporaso. He is also survived by his daughters; Wendy LoMauro and Cynthia Caporaso. He was the cherished grandfather of Michael and Alex LoMauro. He was also survived by his siblings, Gerry, John and Dick Caporaso. He was predeceased by eight siblings.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, An interment will follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to The Summit Fire Department or Long Hill Township Rescue Squad.