Donald Capellaro

Donald William Capellaro

1932 - 2021

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Obituary of Donald William Capellaro

Donald William Capellaro of Westbrook died peacefully on December 8, 2021 at the age of 89. Don was born in Danbury, CT son of the late Orono & Gertrude(Muehlfeld) Capellaro. He attended Bethel public schools and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Masters Degree in Science at UCONN. Donald married Carolyn (Cally) M. Glass in 1966 and together they built their dream home in Westbrook. They enjoyed traveling and were avid fans of UCONN football and UCONN Women’s Basketball .Donald worked for the State of CT as a Sanitarian for over 35 years until his retirement. In his retirement he provided consulting services for the Borough of Fenwick in Old Saybrook. He was a long time parishioner of St. Mark’s Church in Westbrook and a long standing member of the Elks Lodge # 1784 in Westbrook, he enjoyed tinkering in his yard, driving his tractor and being outdoors. Don will be fondly remembered for his quiet style and unique sense of humor. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Cally and niece Patty Glass. He is survived by his nephews Robert A. Glass III, C. Thomas Glass and his wife Deborah and niece Bonnie J. Allen. Great nephews and nieces Andrew, Bill, Laura, Maggie Chelsea, Cally as well as great great nephews Collin and Charlie. Funeral service will be held at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St. Centerbrook on Saturday December 18th at 11am.Interment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, 300 UCONN Health Blvd, Farmington, CT 06030-2202.To share a memory of Don please visit

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
34 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut, United States


Interment will be privately held by the family in the Resurrection Cemetery in Westbrook.