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Nicholas J. Caporelli

September 12, 1942 - November 30, 2021

Nicholas J. Caporelli, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 12, 1942, he was a son of the late Marino and Margaret M. (Houston) Caporelli. Nicholas proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army National Guard. He worked as an operating engineer for over 58 years for Local 542, retiring in 2003. Nicholas was a member of the Sons of Italy in New Castle, the American Legion, Terrace Athletic Club, Rock Manor Golf Club, and Ed Oliver’s Golf Club.

In addition to his parents, Nicholas was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Kee; son-in-law, Joseph James Potter; and brother-in-law, D. Charles Cocciolone. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sandra (DuBois) Caporelli; children, William Caporelli and Anne Marie Potter; sister, Arlene Cocciolone; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of vaccination status. Interment will be held privately.

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  • So very sorry to hear about Nick

  • Me and Georgie will miss you Nick. You were always my partner in all the tournaments. Now it’s time to join all your friends who went before you, maybe take your clubs they might have Golf there. Rest In Peace Brother.

  • The world of golf has lost a player. RIP my friend.

  • I met Nick when he worked out at the Central Y in downtown WIlmington. Always a bit irreverent, he had a heart of gold. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing…….

  • Rest in peace my friend. Porky’s won’t be as fun without you there, telling your stories and waddling around the course. You were a good player and better person. I will never forget the good times together. You hold a special place in my heart.

  • It was with great sadness that we learned of Nicholas’ passing. He was an extraordinary man. We will miss him at the Central YMCA in downtown Wilmington.

  • You have my deepest sympathies. I played golf with Nick numerous times at Porky Oliver. He had a very upbeat personality and his presence will be missed by all sweepers who knew him.

  • gabby or nick what was was great person. ready to golf travel on moments notice. sorry for your loss.i’ll miss my friend.
    i met him when he join lou’s in late 60’s or 70’s he just started golf. sandy i know he loved you, always said i don’t how she puts up with me she keeps me strait thank god he great love for your father. he never loss for words i’ll miss him and i’am sure lou our sometime traveling partner would say same.

  • RIP Nick. Our condolences to Sandy and your family and to our great friend Arlene. Hope you can play a round of golf in heaven ⛳️
    Amy and Doc Dougherty with love

  • Sorry for your loss

  • Rip …….Nick You will be miss , all of your stories you use to tell us …say hello to the sweepers up there when you guys get to play together.

  • RIP Nick. Sweeps will never be the same without you. You’ll have no problem getting a foursome together in the afterlife.