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Robert J. Caporale

Robert John Caporale, 73, died peacefully, September 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late James & Natalie (Tulik) Caporale.

Robert was a loving husband and a caring father. After graduating from Springfield Technical High School, he met the love of his life, Diane P. Lauer. They married and spent their time raising their 2 children, while building and running Handcrafted Upholstery Studio. They spent 48 wonderful years together until Diane’s death in 2015.

Robert discovered his love of literature and writing at a young age and continued writing as a published author throughout his life. He spent his time enjoying music, reading and photography. Family was important to Robert. He spent many years researching his ancestral roots, enjoying family gatherings, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Robert will be dearly missed by his son, Christian and wife Cynthia of Belchertown, daughter, Coree Aussant and husband Brian of Brattleboro, VT, his 3 cherished grandchildren, Sophia, Charlette and Cayden, and brother, James Caporale Jr. and wife Ashley of Oak Bluffs, MA.

Family and friends are invited to visit, Thursday, October 8, at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St., in Springfield from 2-4 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. Prayer service. Masks & social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.

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06 oct 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Bobby and I were close friends when we both lived on Wendell Place and attended Acushnet Ave School together. We spent many hours growing up and playing at Emerson Wright playground. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family. Peter Siciliano

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