Hope was a beautiful woman inside and out, who wore a wonderful smile and sparkling personality. As a child, she was the first grandchild of the family and was doted on by her grandparents as the very favorite. During her high school years in the 50’s, she was in a gang called “the Gators.” One night when they were smoking in the park the police came and caught her when she lost her sneaker while trying to flee by hopping a fence; her sister Sandy left her behind, leaving her to get caught. No matter what the two went through, they always had an unbreakable bond. Many good times and laughs were shared recently as the Gators reunited, all wearing their jackets!
A blind date with faith would lead Hope to find the love of life, Ronald. The two married on June 2nd of 1962 and later grew their family with the addition of twin baby girls, who unfortunately were only with them for a few hours. Later, they would welcome three more children into their family. Hope was a very devoted mother who grew strong bonds with her daughter’s, teaching them how to be strong women, as the matriarch of the family herself. She was a Girl Scouts leader for many years in Angola and remained a chaperone at the Girl Scouts Camp many years after her daughters had grown up. Hope was a thoughtful mother, always giving her children Valentine’s Day cards and chocolate, even well into their 50’s! When the children were small, she would let them decorate the Christmas tree; when they would go to bed, she would rearrange it to her liking and disguise her fixes with icicles. After Hope’s husband passed away, she started taking family cruises; every Christmas she would decorate her tree-themed around where they traveled that year.
Hope was a lifetime member of the fire company at Lake Erie Beach Fire Co. as a volunteer EMT. In her free time, she enjoyed the great outdoors and camping, especially at Windy Hills Campground which she attended for over thirty years. When she was ready to relax, she loved watching Nascar, the Buffalo Bills, General Hospital, which she had religiously watched since the ’70s and enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck with her best friend Rosie.
Kapuszcak, Hope F. (nee Nappo) September 29, 2020 of Angola, NY. Beloved wife of late Ronald R. Kapuszcak; devoted mother of Denise (Frank) Garwol, Ronald (Cheryl) Kapuszcak, Michele (David) Bertsch, and late Faith and Charity Kapuszcak; cherished grandmother of Lacey, Camille, Rachel, Andrew, Jack, and Aaron; loving great-grandmother of Jocelyn and Isabel; dearest sister of Dale (Debbie) Nappo, late Sandra Wiley, and late Joseph Nappo; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Saturday from 2 – 5 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919, where a Celebration of Life will immediately follow at 5 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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