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Vincent "Vinny" Louis Capozzi, age 8, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Harrisburg. He is the son of Louis J. Capozzi, Jr. and Shelly (Valencik) Capozzi of Carlisle.

Vincent was a member of Brethren In Christ Church, Carlisle and formerly attended Rice Elementary School prior to being home schooled. Vincent loved being with his siblings. He would play house, school, library, and hide and seek. Reading books with his mommy was his favorite pastime. Mrs. Dee Hombach enhanced Vinny’s life with her love of teaching disabled children academics, and working with him on his large touch screen computer. Vinny had a great sense of humor and would laugh at jokes and loved to be silly with costumes, and his sesame street stuffed animals. His sister would carry him everywhere even when he weighed over 40 pounds. Vinny enjoyed walking with goats, and his dog Duddley. His orange cat slept in his bed and would jump in his wheelchair. Vincent loved his nurses and his Dr. Wenner. His father would sing his favorite song, The Star Spangled Banner, every morning and Vinny would laugh at his Dad’s lack of singing talent. Everyone that knew Vincent experienced unconditional love. He touched many lives with his courage and his contagious smile.

In addition to his parents, Vinny is survived by his two brothers; Louis J. Capozzi, III and Victor Louis Capozzi, his sister, Liza A. Capozzi, all at home, his maternal grandmother, Karol Kabroth of Carlisle, his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Capozzi of Oceanside, NY, his aunt and uncle; Doug and Kay Hoffman of Grantham, his uncle, Edward Capozzi and aunt, Maya Capozzi, both of Sparta, NJ, his uncle, Charles Petrie of Cranston, RI and several other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Capozzi family home, 1655 Holly Pike, Carlisle, with Pastor Yvonne Rulli-Bietter officiating. Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the Capozzi home. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 224 North Second Street, Suite 2, DeKalb, IL 60115. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling the arrangements.

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Our Dear Little Friend with the warmest smile & the biggest heart:
It's almost a year now. We can't see you but we know you are still here with us because your love is ever present.
We love you Vinny.
Dennis & Marsha Burkett xoxox
Shelly, Lou and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 (Mike Berk)

 Shelly, Lou, Liza and Victor,
We are so sorry for your loss. Vinny was a wonderful little boy. He always had a smile for us and we feel blessed to have known him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Varner Family

Dear Capozzi family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. While I only knew Vinny from seeing him in the hall here at school, I always enjoyed his cheerful disposition. Without a doubt, anyone could see what a sweet, loving boy he was. Please know that you all will be in my prayers, and tell Victor that I'm thinking of him.

Joyce Rider


Dear Lou & Shelly,
It is with deepest sympathies to learn of your loss of Vinney last week. I pray the love of God enfolds you during this difficult time and that your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Troy Orr

Dear Capozzi Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Vinny's passing. I remember so fondly the summer he was born when I was teaching your children swimming lessons. Praying for you at this very difficult time.

Rachel Zilbering

Lou, I can see your little guy had your spark in his eye and happy sense of humor too. Cannot imagine your grief. Even though it has been many years, we all are heartbroken for you and wish you and your family peace and strength.

Mary Lou Doyle/YRs, Philly

 Lou, Shelley and children, my heartfelt sympathy to you all for your loss of Vinny. From my conversations with Lou I could readily see how much you all loved him. You were truly blessed for the short time he was part of your lives and his presence in your lives has made the family closer and appreciative of your time together as a family.

God Bless you and comfort you in this time of grief.
Carol Knisely

 I am so sorry to learn from Rick about Vinny's death. I am beginning to learn about your family in doing your family tree. I feel that I know you. You have my deepest sympathy.

Deborah Sweaney


Lou and Shelly,  you and your family are in our prayers.

Don and Deb Rotz

Shelly, Lou and Family...
Family pain is not easy. To understand the loss of a lil' Vinny, and reconcile that with a loving God who surely cares about His innocent children. In a fallen world there is no assurance of a life free of pain, loss injustice or suffering. And yet for lil' Vinny, surely he has now come home to the Father and a place where he is free from the suffering he lived while here on earth. Yet, at the same time, Vinny could not have asked for a better family of love then you provided, the devotion, caring, attention and kindness were certainly all from the love God gave you to share. I know it must be a tremendous loss for you and your family, but please remember, 'A sunset in one Land is a sunrise in another'. Lil' Vinny has gone home to be with his heavenly Father, and I know that the Lord has been waiting for him with open arms and love. May the love you shared, the love that Vinny knew oh so dearly, be a blessing to those who now seek to comfort you in this tremendous and gut wrenching loss. Rest assured that Lil' Vinny is now at peace with God the Father, and his Lord Jesus and Friend.
God Bless....Peter and Sue.
(Peter & Sue Ostrowski)


 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
 Gavin remembers Vinny fondly--"he was a nice and sweet kid."

The Rauhut Family--Meredith, Tony, Gavin and Kaelyn

Carson enjoyed the time he spent with Vinnie at Rice Elementary.
 His smile brightened every day.

the Winters family

Lou & Shelly,
What I am feeling right now is hard to put into words. As there are no words to comfort your pain at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Though I only knew Vinny for a short period of his life, he has forever changed mine. May he now find himself running wildly through a goat filled heaven filled with stars as bright as his smile. I am a truly blessed nurse to have had the privilege of caring for your son.
With deepest sympathy,

Wendy Stump

Dear Liza and Family,
We would like to tell you how sorry we are to hear about the loss of your little brother. I want you to know that we know how you feel. Lizzy loss her little brother 5 years ago. If you ever need to talk she is here for you. Also our other son Dakota Barrick was in class with Vinny and he always talked highly of him. Always remember the happy fun times with him.

Mandi Yeingst, Ryan Barrick and children

We are so sorry to hear of Vinny's passing. Your family has always been an inspiration to us, please know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.

The O'Connell Family

When his brother Louis opened up to the class about how wonderful Vinnie was and how much he cared for him throughout his struggles, we all realized what an amazing young fighter he was.
I will be praying for you all as you grieve.

Don Hill


Dear Lou, Shelly, Liza, Victor and Louis,

We're very sorry for your loss. Please know that we're here for you. We love you. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Chris, Marilen, Samantha, Charlie and Geoffrey Archer

To Lou, Shelly and Family
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. You all are in my prayers. God Bless.

Jim Green Jr

 Our heartfelt condolence to your family. We saw so much love and tenderness at the memorial ceremony. We could see he was a gifted child of God and the goodness of your family. How wonderful.

Marie & Terry Hegglin


 We were so sorry to hear of your great loss of a wonderful son at such a young age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as parents with the hardest burden that any parent can face.

Jim and Jill Bartoli


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