Anne (Moores) Capeci

March 24, 1939 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Anne Moores Capeci, a 30-year member of the Port Chester Board of Education, Chief Clerk of the Rye Town/Port Chester Village Court, and longstanding Port Chester community leader died on July 4, 2023, at the age of 84.


Capeci was known throughout the community for her unwavering public service; dedication to the public school system; and kindness, grace, warmth and devotion to her family and friends. Born in 1939 in Manchester, England, she was the daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth Ryan Moores, the fourth of their 5 children. At the age of 19, she made the bold decision to move to America, arriving in Rye, NY, in 1959.


After marrying Amid Roland Capeci in 1960, Capeci raised her four children with the belief that a good education is everything. She began her lifelong dedication to the educational community through the PTA  organizations of the Port Chester schools, and always did her best to support the many programs across the school system.


In her more than five decades of community service, Capeci was a member of the Port Chester Youth Bureau and part of the Youth Court. She also dedicated herself to raising money for United Hospital as a volunteer, board member, and member of the Mayfair Board.


For more than thirty years, Capeci was a member of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Rotary Club, where she has been named a Paul Harris Fellow, served two terms as president, and hosted a three-year-old Gift of Life child from the Philippines in her home after a life-changing operation. Capeci takes immense pride in her annual Rotarian participation in the Thanksgiving food drive and holiday bell-ringing to benefit the Salvation Army.


Capeci was first elected to the Port Chester Board of Education in 1993 and served continuously since then, through nine elections. During her three decades' tenure on the board, she was involved with launching the Open Door program, to help children without private medical or dental insurance; she worked to raise standardized test scores and to develop new sports programs such as ice hockey, swimming, lacrosse, cheerleading, and gymnastics. She was extremely proud of the renovation and expansion of both educational and sports facilities at Port Chester High School, which maintained the integrity and beauty of the campus. Most importantly, she fought aggressively for Title IX to ensure the athletic programs offered to girls were equal to the boys' programs. 


After losing her son, Amid Roland Capeci Jr., to melanoma, Capeci established the Amid Roland Capeci, Jr. Scholarship at PCHS for students studying art and design; it is a fitting tribute as Amid got his start within the Port Chester school system and went on to enjoy a very successful career as Design Director at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek, to name a few.


Capeci was probably best known in the community through her role as the Chief Clerk for the Rye Town Court for the past 35 years. She played a pivotal role in recent years as the Rye Town Court—one of the smallest Town Courts in New York—absorbed the Village Court of Port Chester, in 2021, and immediately became the largest Town Court in the state. In response to Capeci's passing, her colleague Jackie Ricciardi, Court Clerk of Harrison and NYSAMCC President said it best: “For all that knew her, she was the sweetest, nicest, most gracious person you would ever meet. She always made you feel like a better person. We will all miss her.”


Capeci was predeceased by her husband, Amid Roland Capeci, Sr., and her son, Amid Roland Capeci, Jr. She is survived by her three daughters, Claire Capeci Sucre (Guillermo) of New York City; Caryl Capeci Cossart (William) of Wayland, MA; and Vira Capeci Mikolasko (Thomas) of New York City; as well as daughter-in-law Amy Conway of Pelham, NY. She is also survived by her five beloved grandchildren, Luca and Virginia Capeci of Pelham, New York; William Cossart of Wayland, MA; Mateo Sucre of New York City; and Anne Moores Mikolasko of New York City; as well as two sisters, Maureen Mitton and Margaret Hughes, both of Manchester, UK, and many other family members, in Port Chester and around the world. 


On behalf of our family, we ask that, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to NewYork-Presbyterian in memory of our mom, Anne Moores Capeci, and in support of Dr. Melissa Frey and the Personalized Cancer Prevention Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, which she is leading. 


The PCPP will expand NYP/WCMC continuum of cancer care, integrate multidisciplinary expertise into a cohesive whole for individuals with an increased risk of malignancy or BRCA, and potentially redefine our surveillance of high-risk patient populations and the detection of cancer.


Dr. Frey and her team are committed to identifying individuals at increased risk for cancer (including uterine, breast, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and ovarian cancers) and creating personalized management programs to prevent cancer. The PCPP will combine the highest quality of clinical care from experts in several medical specialties including oncology, surgery, gynecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, radiology, pathology, bone health, psychosocial health, and fertility with leading-edge research. They are also working on research that includes vaccines to prevent cancer, artificial intelligence-driven programs to identify people at increased risk for cancer, and psychosocial support to assist patients and their families facing a cancer diagnosis


Method of contribution:

1.    Online: (link: Giving to NYP)

Please select “Other” from the first drop-down menu re: the gift designation. Another box/field will appear. Please add “Personalized Cancer Prevention Program.” 

2.    Check

Please make the check payable to “New York-Presbyterian Fund, Inc.” (note “Personalized Cancer Prevention Program” in the memo section) 

   NewYork-Presbyterian – Office of Development

   850 Third Avenue, 12th floor

   New York, NY 10022

   Attention: Michael D. Guerette


We are hopeful Dr. Frey and teams’ Personalized Cancer Prevention Program (PCPP) will give patients every possible advantage to beat cancer and hopefully save lives. 


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July 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Craft Memorial Home, Inc.
40 Leicester Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Mass of Christian Burial
July 13, 2023

10:00 AM
Church of the Resurrection
910 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

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March 24, 1939-July 4, 2023

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