POLAND – Susan Marie Caparso, 74, got her angel wings on Thursday, December 16, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Her light began to shine upon this world on January 2, 1947, when she arrived in Youngstown. She blessed Jerome and Ruth Kriss with their first and only daughter, joining her older brothers, Jerome and William. She graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School and went on to earn her education degree from Youngstown State University. With her degree, she touched many young lives throughout a teaching career in St. Stanislaw and St. Patrick’s, from which countless relationships spanned decades.
Susan married Albert Vincent Caparso on July 19, 1974. Chat with her long enough and she would proudly mention that she gave birth to four children in 31 months… so to say that she was a housewife is a massive understatement. When not looking after her children, Sue found time to work as a substitute teacher for the schools in Lowellville. There, she supported countless students and helped them succeed in life and their education. Many asked for her guidance, as she was always there for her students with open arms and open hearts.
Susan has never missed a sporting event for her very active children – both in high school and college – as all four children attended Baldwin Wallace University. After the children left her loving home, she worked at Northside Youth Services, continuing to share her joy with those around her. Eventually, Sue devoted all of her time and love to her grandchildren, Nick and Cassie Blanch, Olivia and Evelyn Vossen, Andrew, Alex and AJ Gordon, and Anthony and Ava Caparso. She proudly earned the nickname “Grandma Fancy Pants”… because “Grandma” just wasn’t the right title for her.
Besides her husband, Susan is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Lucinda and Nick Blanch of Poland, Alisa and Chad Vossen of Alexandria, Virginia, and Angela and Andrew of Burke, Virginia; and his son, Anthony and Emily Caparso of Cleveland. Sue also leaves her brother, Jerome and Julia Kriss of Dublin, Virginia.
Susan was predeceased by her loving parents and brother, William Kriss.
Susan was a warrior through and through. She battled the debilitating disease, Parkinson’s disease, for two decades. Despite the struggles, she still had a happy face and offered a willing hand to everyone and everyone around her. Her most recent chapter ended in Wickshire of Poland, where she continued to touch the lives of the residents of this wonderful home.
Family and friends can call 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Fox Funeral Home. Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the funeral home, followed by a Christian burial mass at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave. Youngstown, OH 44507.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wickshire of Poland to continue supporting the residents there, just like Grandma Fancy Pants!
Arrangements are in the care of Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Susan’s family and friends can visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and leave their condolences to the Caparso family.