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“Some photos from the video we showed on 9/17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge4Tp4MngNE ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Lynn - Family

“to Barbara, Rockella and family we cherish those New years eve get together when the kids were too young to be out so we'd watch your moms big tv...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Noreen Newell - NY, NY - Friend

“We remember the infectious smile, the generousness of opening her place to Sidarth and me when we were struggling to find a place in NYC. The...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Shanthi jayadev - Saratoga, CA

“Dear Caporale family,From Palm Beach Florida to New York we have only fond, loving and fun memories of Stealla and Ralph. Always smiling, happy and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sylvia and Donald singer - NY


Stella Miriam Babushkin Caporale's lifelong devotion to Public Health was exemplified this year by her frequently expressed frustration (at age 99) that, after decades fighting infectious diseases from polio to TB, her now stiff fingers prevented her from answering the call for retired nurses to help administer vaccines to protect against SARS-CoV2.

BS-RN 1943 from Bellevue School of Nursing and Teachers' College Columbia in Public Health; long career with the New York Department of Health, including as a Visiting Nurse (climbing across rooftops on the Lower East Side), a school nurse, and in clinics in Ocean Hill-Brownsville.

Welcoming, insightful, keen intellect, devoted, generous, compassionate, perceptive, calming, deeply empathetic, could never understand why a person would harm another person. "I'm the richest girl on earth with my family, my home and my memories".

Mom: you gave us and the world 99 years, yet we kept pleading for more.

Rest in Peace with Dad.

Stella Caporale 4/28/22-9/5/21

A memorial video can be viewed at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge4Tp4MngNE