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Anita J. Kapes

December 30, 1934 November 27, 2019
Anita J. Kapes
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Anita Joan Somers Kapes, 84, died Nov. 27, 2019, at the Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, Dover, Delaware
A funeral service will be held on Thursday Dec 5 at The Church of the Holy Cross - 631 South State Street Dover, DE 19901. A visitation (closed casket) will be held at 11:00 with a Mass to follow at noon. The burial will follow the Mass and is for family only. Arrangements have been made through Torbert Funeral Home in Dover De.
Anita was born December 30, 1934, in Atlantic City NJ, the middle child of Clifford and Anita Somers between her older brother Guy (now deceased) and survived by her younger brother Wayne. Her early years were spent enjoying the NJ seashore and long days on the beach.
On Halloween of 1953 at the age of 19, she married her soulmate, William Kapes (also known as Bill). Together, they had two sons William III (born in the winter of 1955) & Scott (born in the summer of 1957). After her marriage she and her husband moved to northern New Jersey to be close to her Husband’s work at Bell Laboratories; this area is where they raised their two children and lived until 1996. Bill and Anita then moved to Spotsylvania Virginia to be close to their eldest son Bill and his family. Then, in 2008, they moved again to Magnolia Delaware to be closer to their youngest son Scott and his family. Nothing brought her more joy than to be surrounded by her family. Apart from spending time with her family, Anita enjoyed her needlework and skillfully and artfully crafted many needlepoint canvases which decorate her home, and the homes of her friends and family. Additionally, she was an avid collector of all kinds of collectables from Swarovski crystal, to exotic teapots from around the world. She was an avid fan of mystery novels and always maintained her library memberships. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, transitioning from puzzle books to puzzle programs on the iPad which she also employed while praying the Rosary.
Anita is survived by her loving husband, Bill, her two sons Bill and Scott, four grandchildren Katrina, Bryan, Tanya and Jessica, and four Great Grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Mason and Julia, along with her younger brother Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the American Cancer Society or Catholic Charities


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Visitation

Thursday

5

Dec

11:00 AM 12/5/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

631 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Holy Cross Catholic Church
631 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

5

Dec

12:00 PM 12/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

631 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Holy Cross Catholic Church
631 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Cross Cemetery Final Resting Place

New and Clara Streets
Dover, DE 19901

New and Clara Streets Dover 19901 DE
United States
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