In Memory of



Obituary for Peter Capodilupo

Capodilupo, Peter A. of Medford, died peacefully on October 20th at the age of 93 after a life well-lived. Peter is survived by his wife Marlene of 67 years, his three children; Karen (McKenzie) and her husband Kevin of Greenland, NH, Peter Capodilupo, Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Somerville, and Sandra (Young) and her husband Scott of Burlington. He also leaves his adoring grandchildren, Alison and Mark McKenzie, Peter Capodilupo and his wife Kathryn, Elise Capodilupo and her husband Andre Santos, Alexander and his partner Ryleigh, and Christina Young. Peter and Marlene were also recently blessed by the birth of their first great grandchild, Lennon Renee Santos. Peter was the cherished uncle of Rita Ranzo, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Peter was born and raised in the North End of Boston by Peter and Angelina Capodilupo. He was the youngest of 5 brothers. Dr. Graziano, Edmundo, Robert and Dante (who sadly passed at age 5). Peter was an excellent student and athlete who possessed the kindness, diligence, and amazing work ethic of his parents and older siblings. He attended Boston Latin and Boston College excelling in both academics and athletics.

At the age of 18, a beautiful young librarian, Marlene, caught his eye. As luck would have it, she lived just a few streets away. Peter and Marlene married and lived in their first home on Prince Street. They later moved to Winchester where they raised their three children in a warm and loving home.

Peter was a self-taught and talented pianist. Playing brought him, his family and friends immense joy. He was also a brilliant mathematician and pioneer in the computer and technology industries. He made notable contributions to computer hardware and software development at Boston University and several private companies. Peter was also a human resources professional, and later formed his own recruitment company. In spite of his professional successes, nothing was more important or gave Peter more pride than his family.

He was a loving husband and wonderful Dad, supporting his children with a firm but gentle and ever-loving hand. He was a special Papa to his grandchildren, showering them with love and attention. Peter set an amazing example for his children and grandchildren, instilling in all a love of life and family.

Peter truly was a “rock” to all. He was the person to whom many turned to for thoughtful advice and counsel about everything from career choices to life’s struggles. He had a special way of talking people through their problems, administering good advice with incredible warmth and empathy. We will love and miss you forever, husband, Dad and Papa.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St. Boston MA 02114 Private Visitation and Mass will be for family. For online condolences, please visit