Obituary of Billie Jo Caporilli
Billie Jo Caporilli, 58, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Rome on April 27, 1964, to Alex Stempien and the late Jessie “Tootsie” Baker. She was a graduate of Rome Free Academy and was formerly married to the late Sam Caporilli, Sr., whom she remained best friends with until his passing in 2012. She was previously married to Steve Benjamin.
Billie Jo was the owner and operator of the Lee Fair Café and then went on to work for the CNY DDSO until her early retirement due to illness.
Billie Jo had a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face because of her big heart. She had a great love for her animals, Girlfriend and Bear, and enjoyed gardening and cardinals. Spending time with her children and grandchildren made her happiest.
Billie Jo is survived by her father, Alex Stempien; two loving sons, Todd Benjamin (Lindsay) and Sam Caporilli, Jr. (Danielle); three cherished grandchildren, Cooper Steven Benjamin and Chloe and Carson Caporilli; three sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Huff (Kevin), Becky Jo Donai (Rick) and Snookie Delahunt; brother, Alex Stampien (Julie); and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two nephews, Timmy and Chad Brower; and her canine, Bella.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service from 3-6:00 p.m.
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.
In Loving Memory
Billie Jo Caporilli
1964 - 2022
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