Margaret V. Bevilacqua, 90, passed away peacefully September 27, 2019, at Oak Leaf Manor, Millersville, Pa. She was born in Bath, PA., October 11, 1928, the daughter of the late Albert and Stella (Felchock) Karc. She was also preceded in death by husbands: Victor Capecci, Sr. (of Martins Creek, PA), Michael Sabatino (of Easton, PA) and Lidio Bevilacqua (of Alpha, NJ). She is survived by her sisters: Francis (Karc) Faraldo, wife of the late John Faraldo and Roseanne (Karc) Osdenic, (wife of Jay Osdenic); and her brothers: Stanley Karc, Sr., (husband of Lorraine Karc); and John Karc (husband of Diane Karc); all of the Lehigh Valley, PA.
She is also survived by daughter, Monica Capecci-Daniels (wife of Stephen Daniels); son, Victor Capecce (both of Lancaster, PA) and son Albert Capecci (of Bangor, PA, husband of Mary Varga-Capecci).
To call her career being a “housewife” does not do justice to her having valiantly raised her three small children as a young, 34-year-old widow from her first marriage in the early 1960’s. Her legacy as a loving parent is extended with her 5 grandchildren: Sarah Hope (Daniels) Jacob (wife of Adam Jacob), Lisa Daniels-Clark (wife of Eric Clark), Peter Daniels (husband of Elizabeth Meskey-Daniels), Andrew Capecci (husband of Ayshe (Kasapova) Capecci, and Audrey Capecci; and 4 great-grandchildren: Austin and Isaac Jacob, Flynn Clark, and Malcolm Daniels. Her stepchildren include Maryanne and Michael Sabatino, and Kim Bevilacqua.
For over three decades, Margaret was a devoted member of the choir and the parish of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alpha, NJ, where her funeral service will be held. She loved the choir practices, and the camaraderie of her fellow choir mates as much as her reverent singing for Sunday and Holiday Masses. After moving to Lancaster, PA in 2014, she joined the parish of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Millersville.
On graduating from Northampton (PA) High School, she was an award-winning typist. She was also a skilled seamstress and often augmented her income by working in a number of clothing manufactories in Martins Creek and Easton.
She was a long-time delivery volunteer for “Meals on Wheels” in Phillipsburg, NJ and appreciated being able to comfort the home bound and infirm seniors. Among her favorite recreational activities was traveling with her sister, Francis. Their trips to Louisiana and Florida gave her many fond memories. Most of all, she loved being a mother and a housewife and met both responsibilities with unflagging enthusiasm; and for this, and her legacy of family love, her memory is immortal.
Visitation and Celebration of Life with family and friends will be at Finegan Funeral Home, 924 2nd Ave, Alpha, NJ 08865: Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8:15 to 9:15 AM
The Mass of Christian Burial, immediately following, will be held at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 830 5th Avenue, Alpha, NJ, 08865. Entombment will follow immediately at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, adjacent to the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Margaret Bevilacqua’s name to “Meals on Wheels” (501c3) 525 Fisher Ave. Phillipsburg, NJ, 08865.