Obituary: Virginia Capó

Virginia Capó, at 98

Virginia [Jones] Capó, 98, died peacefully on Sept. 25, at the Webster Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Rockland.
Know to family and friends as Ginny, Mrs. Capó was born in the Hingham Ammunition Depot to the late Florence [Fottler] and Joshua Jones. She graduated from Hingham High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from Boston University, where she was one of a handful of women students.
She and her husband, Torrey Capó, worked for many years at the South Shore Mirror, where he became well known for his photography and she for her journalism and management skills. Mrs. Capó later directed an organization called CAPTA in Hingham, a clearinghouse for individuals seeking teaching jobs on the South Shore. A reluctant retiree, she ended her career working for the Hull Light Department, where she was employed into her 80s. She also worked as a freelance reporter for this newspaper.
Mrs. Capó’s civic pride was manifested through her enormous contributions of time and energy to the town of Hull, where she served as a member of the school committee, the high school building committee, as chairman of the finance committee, and as a library trustee for the Hull Public Library. She also served on the board of directors of the Hingham Credit Union.
Mrs. Capó was a people person who embraced life and lived it to the fullest. She had the unique gift of seeing and drawing out the best in everyone she met. While she had friends from all walks of life and was loved by all generations, her favorite generation by far was that of her children, Stephen and Pamela Capó. Given a choice, she often said, she would have been a child of the ’60s.
Her children’s friends fondly recall endless high school bashes at the “Capó Cabana” after Hull High basketball and football games. In later years, Mrs. Capó became known for her annual solstice parties, where old and new friends alike would share in her hospitality.
Mrs. Capó always remained positive and cheerful, although she saw her husband and children die early in their lives. She traveled to Europe and Africa with college friend Marge and would often remark that nature was her religion. She marveled at the sky, loved the beauty of the “north country,” and took frequent dips in the bay just steps from her home on E Street.
Wife of the late Torrey L. Capó; mother of the late Stephen Torrey Capó and Pamela Capó. One of four siblings, she was predeceased by her sisters, Karsalie Rhuland, Charlotte Grisdale, and Miriam Landall of Hull. She leaves her granddaughter, Katherine Torrey Capó, nephew Todd Grisdale, niece Jennifer Krieger, and close friend Robert Reid.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Hull Public Library, 9 Main St., Hull, MA 02045. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.