Judith Caputo

March 18, 1938 - Jan. 25, 2014
Judith Caputo - March 18, 1938 - Jan. 25, 2014

       Judith Mary Caputo, a high school science teacher for more than 40 years who split her time between Sag Harbor and Brooklyn, died at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn on Jan. 25. She was 75 and had been ill for the past few years, her family said.

       Mrs. Caputo worked at John Adams, Prospect Heights, and John Jay High Schools, but it was at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn that she met her future husband, Joseph M. Caputo Sr., an accounting teacher and a Sag Harbor native. He survives her.

       The couple were married in 1964, and they had five children. The family could be found in Sag Harbor on weekends and holidays and in summertime. When the couple retired, they spent much of their time there, relishing visits from their grandchildren.

       Her family said Mrs. Caputo was “wholly devoted to her husband, children, parents, and career.”

       She was born on March 18, 1938, in Brooklyn, to John F. O’Malley and the former Helen McCarthy. She attended St. Saviour High School in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the New York City campus of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., now known as Marymount Manhattan College. She graduated with a degree in biology.

       Four of her children survive her. They are James Caputo of Floral Park, Judith Caputo, Jennifer Caputo, and Jacqueline Caputo, all of Brooklyn. Her eldest son, Joseph Caputo Jr., predeceased her, as did her siblings, Helen Sundry, Jack O’Malley, and Jane Ross.

       A funeral Mass was said at St. Saviour Catholic Church in Park Slope on Jan 29. A graveside service followed at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sag Harbor.