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Margaret Lisa Capone

03/21/1963 - 08/01/2023


Obituary For Margaret Lisa Capone

Margaret “Peggy” Lisa Capone nee Kelly, 60, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, passed away on August 1, 2023, at her home and surrounded by family after an extended illness. Peggy was born in Buffalo, New York and spent her youth in Bowie and Pasadena Maryland where she grew up with her parents and eight siblings.

Peggy was a graduate of the University of Maryland and attended Queens College Law School. She was a business owner and volunteer in several organizations including the Hamilton Township PTA, the GEHRHSD Board of Education, and the Atlantic County Democratic Committee.

Peggy is predeceased by her parents Frank and Connie Kelly, in-laws Carmen and Laurel Capone and her infant grand-daughter Ember Lane Capone. She is survived by her loving husband Christopher and her children Mary Kay (Shawn) Grout, Matthew (Rebekah) Capone, Connie (Michael) Capone, Catherine “Cece” Capone, and granddaughter Laureli Grout and nephew Dan (Tania) Capone. Additionally, she is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Maureen (Bob) Spiers, William (Patti) Kelly, Sue (Byron) Heller, Karen (Mark) Baker, Patrick (Janice) Kelly, Teresa (Bob) East, Seana (Nelson) Coffin, Michael (Julie) Kelly and many nieces and nephews.

Peggy was well known as a fierce defender of every living creature, some of which were occasionally checked into our makeshift home rehab. She was also a passionate advocate for human and women’s rights, social equity, environmental causes, and voter registration. Peggy will be remembered by many for her impactful volunteer efforts in elections both small and large, having probably canvased more Atlantic County homes, door to door, than any person who has ever run for office. For anyone who ever argued with Peggy, she forgives you for being wrong.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff of AtlantiCare Cancer Center, Hospice, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and staff, Pastor Heather Sugden, neighbors and friends for their unwavering support.

A gathering will be held at 1PM to 2:30PM on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A service will follow at 2:30PM. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.


12 Aug

Memorial Gathering

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

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12 Aug

Memorial Service

02:30 PM

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  • 08/12/2023

    Capone Family- we are so sorry for your loss. Peg was bigger than life-passionate and loyal. A real warrior. We met on the fields as the oldest mothers/ grandmothers out there. She will be so missed.

  • 08/10/2023

    Dear Capone Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love, Tom and Lynda Quish

  • 08/09/2023

    Peggy was a passionate individual on all levels and gave 110% to anything she set her mind to, especially education. As a School Board Member, she did her research and then some. I will remember her most fondly for the care and guidance she provided to my twin daughters thanks to their close friendship with Cece, especially in their preteen years. It's not often you entrust the care of your children to someone else, but in the Capone household, there was incredible mutual trust and our daughters became fixtures in each other's homes. This "weekend warrior" status is what I hold closely. The memories Peg provided to our twins are priceless and she will be remembered so very fondly, far outside of politics because home and family was what she held most dear. Until we meet again, my crazy friend, we love you! xoxox

  • 08/07/2023

    Words cannot express how sad I am at this time. What a loss to our community. Peggy was an amazing person, mommy, and friend. She was a fighter and a lover. You were special if you had her on your side. I am so sorry for your loss family.

  • 08/07/2023

    Dear Capone Family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I considered Peggy a great person very loving and giving, remember all the wonderful memories she brought to you, Mary Lovett Barish

  • 08/06/2023

    Our deepest condolences to Chris and Matt and family. What a wonderful and caring person she was and a true light in this world. May happy memories comfort you at this time.

  • 08/06/2023

    Chris and family...she was an intelligent powerhouse with even stronger caring and commitment to her family and her community. She will be missed by many. I wish you peace and comfort at this time.

  • 08/06/2023

    Chris & Family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • 08/05/2023

    To my little sister. God bless and peace. You fought your battles and it's time to rest and hang with the ones that went before.

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