Guy Capuano



Guy A. Capuano, 53, of Salem, passed away Monday night, August 11, 2008 at Glens Falls Hospital.


Guy was born September 22, 1954 at the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge the son of Marilyn (McEvoy) Capuano of Salem and the late Andrew Capuano.


Guy was a 1972 graduate of Salem Washington Academy.


At a young age, while he was still in school, Guy worked at his fathers business, Andys Mobil Station and continued for 15 years at which time became the Superintendent of the Salem Department of Public Works, a position he currently holds.


Guy was a member of Holy Cross Church in Salem, he was also a member of the Salem Volunteer Fire Dept., he served as Assistant Chief for 2 years and has been Fire Chief for 28 years, a position he currently holds.


Guy was also a board member of the Fire Department and also served on its fire council. He was a member of the Washington County Chiefs and Officers Association, he was a former member of the Washington County Fire Police Association and a former member of the Salem Rescue Squad for 12 years.


Guy received the D.A.R. Award in 2001 and in 2007, he was named citizen of the year by the Salem Rotary Club, he had been active in the Salem Little League for the last 8 years coaching and is a current member of its board of directors.


Guy is also a member of the Washington County Highway Association. Guys true love was being involved with the fire department. He enjoyed fire trucks and fire apparatus. Guy made a tremendous amount of friends throughout the state over the years and he will be missed by the Salem community and beyond.

In addition to his mother Marilyn, Guy is survived by his longtime companion, Kimberly Baker of Salem; a son, Justin A. Capuano of Salem, and Kim's son, Chad Losee of Salem. He is also survived by two aunts, Patricia Kennedy of Grafton, NY and Jane Hardy of Norfolk, VA and several cousins.

Funeral services with departmental honors will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Church, North Main Street, Salem where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Liam Condon, Pastor.

Interment will follow the service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Salem. Following the services, all are welcomed to join the family at the Firemen's Carnival Grounds on Archibald Street to share memories of Guy and to show your love and support to his family.
Guy requested that visitation hours be private for his family.

It was Guys request that flowers be omitted and those who wish, may make contributions to the Justin A. Capuano Trust Fund, C/O Glens Falls National Bank, P.O. Box 516, Salem, NY 12865.


We will all miss him!