Spirito, Amy Capodiferro

Amy Capodiferro Spirito, 108, of Farmington, widow of Peter P. Spirito died peacefully on June 12th at Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton. Amy was born in Farmington, March 25th, 1912 the daughter of the late Paul and Maria Antonia (Carroccia) Capodiferro.

She retired from Aetna Life Insurance Company, was a long time communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington and was a member of the Historical Society of Farmington.

Amy was the energetic, positive-minded, lover of life whom always had cookies, brownies, or Jell-o on the ready in case she was blessed with a spontaneous visit from her many family and friends. She adored children and lived for visits with her many great-grandchildren. She was not one to sit idle, she’d much prefer maintaining her beloved home at 13 Hobart Street, cleaning windows, ridding herself of unneeded clutter, or picking up sticks out on the lawn. She loved to walk in and around the village of Farmington, to the store, or the Main Street branch of the former Farmington Savings Bank, where everyone knew her name. She often reminded us that the secret to longevity was “enjoying everything in moderation”. She was an amazing woman and her life lessons will influence many for another 108 years at least.

Amy is survived by her daughter Carolyn Kieffer of Canton, and her daughter-in-law Mari V. Spirito of California. She leaves her grandchildren Joseph P. Spirito Jr. (Kim) and Tamara Warren (John) both of California, Lisa Kulig (Martin) of Massachusetts, Lori Hoyt of Falls Village and Joseph F. Frenette III of Farmington, her great-grandchildren, Scott, Sean, Allison, Jackson, Amanda, Brianna, Christopher, Joseph IV, Maya, and Sofia. She was recently predeceased by her beloved son Dr. Joseph P. Spirito of California. She was also predeceased by her brother Vincent Capodiferro and her sister Mary Capodiferro Lostocco both of Farmington.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday, June 19th from 5-8 pm. A private family mass will be held. A Celebration of Life in honor of Amy and her son, the late Dr. Joseph Spirito will be held in the Fall of 2020. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Amy’s name to the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032.

Calling Hours

Friday, June 19, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service



Memorial Contribution

Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032

4 Responses to 'Spirito, Amy Capodiferro'

  1. Kathy Brochu says:

    Sending my condolences to Amy’s family. My mother, Catherine Flood Scheidel, grew up in Farmington and knew Amy early on. Over the years, my mother always spoke so fondly of Amy. Unfortunately I never met Amy, but I’ve always remembered how much my mother liked her.

    What a wonderful life to be celebrated.

    Kathy Brochu

  2. Diane and Ed Clerkin says:

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Amy. It was a pleasure getting to know her and we will miss her very much. May God keep her in his embrace.

    Love Diane and Ed

  3. John Spinelli says:

    Aunt Amy,
    May you rest in peace with the Lord.
    My deepest condolences to Carolyn and family. May God give you peace in your hearts during this time of grieving

  4. Jennifer Jersey Murphy says:

    My Sweet Friend,

    Thank you for being a part of my life as both my neighbor & my friend. Love you!

    May you rest in peace


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