Elix Cappadona

elix cappadona

March 19, 1960 ~ July 18, 2018

Cappadona, Elix Elena, nee:Herrera, age 58, of Leonia. Born in Manhattan, Elix (Lily) was a graduate of Fordham University with a B.S in Economics. She was formerly an underwriter for Metropolitan Life Insurance. Beloved wife of Robert Cappadona. Devoted mother of Robert Blaise Cappadona. Dear sister of Virginia McKenna and the late Hernan Herrera. Dear sister-in-law to Diane Cappadona and Martha Herrera, and brother-in-law to James McKenna. Mother-in-law to Arlene Cappadona. Dear aunt to Cassidy McKenna, CJ McKenna, and Jessica Herrera-Hughes. God mother to Victor Gonzalez and Anais Rodriguez. She will also be dearly missed by her beloved dog, Sparky. The family will receive their friends on Monday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library.” The funeral will leave Tuesday at 10:30 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hillat 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Joe Niekro Foundation (a brain aneurysm foundation) or your local Challenger Little League. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com.


Mass: July 24, 2018 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: July 23, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Many fond memories and crazy times at MetLife; shared with our MetLife colleagues all over the USA now. RIP Lee

  2. We send our deepest condolences to Robert, Robert Blaise and the Herrera family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. — The Isnardi Family

  3. Our deepest condolences to the Herrera – Cappadona families. I cannot believe such a beautiful person was taken away. I grew up with Herrera family in the Heights – we were neighbors but we were also like family. I still remember Lily in her Mt. St. Ursula uniform. You don’t know the grief this has caused me and my mother, Nidia.

    Goodnight, sweet princess, and may flights of angels lead you to your rest.

    Zoila Carvajal
    Nidia Carvajal

  4. ¡Pero, niña! Adiós, amiga. Siempre te llevaré en mi corazón. Hasta que nos volvamos a ver ….p

  5. Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. Please take comfort in Jesus' promise at John 5:28 29.

  6. I remember when I was about 9 yrs old with my brother Phillip. Bobby and Lilly took us to a park nearby in jersey to play baseball. We had sooo much fun that every time we seen them again we would beg them to take us back to that place. One thing that was so memorable about it is that it was most likely the first and last time Phillip played baseball again. Hahaha jk. Love you Lilly I will always keep that memory with forever.

  7. Lily loved to lay out and get sun. I remember one summer when she came to Florida with Bernice, she said, “Maria I can’t go back up north without a tan, I have to look like I went to the beach!!” She would come home burnt!! She was soft spoken and genuine!! My heart is sad. The whole family is in my prayers. With Love, Maria (Anthony & Ani Rodriguez’s Mom)

  8. Dear Bobby, Robert, Kiki and Family & Sparky,

    We are sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all at this time. Lily
    will always be in our hearts and memories.
    May the Lord's strength be with you and may he give your his comfort and peace.

    Our Love,
    Christine, Peter, Benjamin & Christopher Kramer

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you may need, please don’t hesitate to ask. May god bless all of you and your family.

  10. My heart aches at the news of Lilly’s passing. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile and how sweet she was to us when we were kids. I’m grateful I knew her. Love and peace to her family. Elba

  11. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Elix Cappadona. We are so sorry for your loss.

    The Joe Niekro Foundation

  12. We are saddened to hear of Lily's passing. Our memories of her are of a sweet and funny young woman. Love, thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

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