Knights of Columbus
Father Denisco Council No. 3862
Knight of the Year

"Honoring Anthony Capozzolo"
100 Years Young on June 11, 2006

    Anthony Capozzolo was born in Corleta Monforte, Italy near Salerno on June 11, 1906, a son of Isidore and Theresa Salamone Capozzolo. His parents brought him to this country at the age of three and he has lived in the Slate Belt all of his life. He is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish where he devoted much of his time to many parish affairs and was chairman of numerous charitable ventures. He was a successful business man in many fields, especially in the garment industry.

    He has been a member of the Father DeNisco Council No. 3862 of the Knights of Columbus since 1954 and before that a member of the Easton Council since 1942. Tony is also a Fourth Degree member of Pope Pius XXI Assembly in Easton. He was honored as the organization's First Knight of the Year in 1965. He was the man most instrumental in having the Council Home built. He headed the building committee for the Knight's of Columbus Home, begun in 1963 and built largely by members on land donated by the late William Doall.

    In 1979, he undertook the project of building the Christ the King Shrine on the council grounds. He also supervised the cleaning of the area east of the council home, transforming it into a beautiful lake.

    He was married to the former Mary D. Angelini, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Married for 68 years, they are the parents of Theresa Cotturo, Isidore and Charles Capozzolo.

    On May 13, the Knights of Columbus, Father Denisco Council No. 3862, friends, family, State Congressman from the House of Representatives (Craig A. Dally (R) District 138 and Richard T. Grucela (D) District 137, Father Pryor and District Deputy Joseph M. Inhoff), gathered at the Council Home for the 52nd Anniversary Dinner-Dance to honor Anthony Capozzolo.

    Prayfully we all wish Tony many more years of happiness as he celebrates his 100th birthday.