Nicholas D. Cappos
D. Cappos, 56, husband of Ellin M. McSweeney of Bromfield Street,
Newburyport, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 peacefully in his home
with his family at his side, following his long illness. He was an
amazing friend, husband and father who fought like a true champion.
Ipswich June 1, 1957, son of the late Arthur S. and Evelyn M.
(Richmond) Cappos, he was raised in Ipswich, a 1975 graduate of
Ipswich High School. As a young man under the guidance of his uncle
Nic Gotses, he learned to be a clammer and became an amazing
athlete. Throughout the years in addition to his clamming he was
employed as a chef at several area restaurants. For the two years
prior to his illness he was employed as a mental health aide at
Baldpate Hospital, Groveland, a vocation he found to be very
rewarding. At home Nick enjoyed cooking and caring for his family
and friends. Anyone who knew Nick, knew that his wife and daughters
were the light of his life. He had a great sense of humor, and
could make anyone smile. He will long be remembered as the founder
of "Ipswich Clam Wars". Nick attended the Byfield Parish Church.
addition to his wife Ellin, he is survived by two daughters, Lauren
R.A. Cappos of Charlotte, NC and Leah N. Cappos of Rowley; their
mother Karen Cappos of Charlotte, NC, his step mother Connie Cappos
of Danvers, a step-daughter, Allison Brouillette of Newbury; a
step-son, Jasen Brouillette of FL; step-grandchildren, Brendon,
Nicholas and Noah Brouillette of Florida, two brothers, Michael W.
Cappos and his wife Margaret of Peabody and Stephen A. Cappos and
his wife Cynthia of Oxford; five nephews, Drew and Lee Cappos both
of Oxford, Dylan and Troy Cappos both of Peabody and Nathan White
of Groveland; special aunt, Susie White of Groveland and her son
Laurence; great-aunt Katherine Nicholopoulos
of Peabody and a large extended family and network of
friends here and in Oxford England.
Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, October 30th at
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home 6 High Street at 4 pm. His funeral
service will be held immediately following at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Mass.
General Cancer Center, 102 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA 01923 and or
VNA Care Network & Hospice, 5 Federal Street, Danvers, MA 01923.