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Ingrid S. Cappelli

1928 - 2022


Ingrid S. Cappelli passed away at her home in Wappingers Falls, on December 7, 2022 after a courageous health battle. She was born in 1928 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Helena Flemming. She earned her Associates Degree and after the end of WWII, she worked for the Allied Signal Corp as a translator assisting with communications for Allied military leaders. She emigrated to the United States in 1948 and lived in both the south and along the west coast prior to settling in the northeast. While in Germany, she had always dreamed of living along the Hudson River and enjoyed the beauty of the Hudson Valley for over 55 years.

She married Nicholas Paul Cappelli in 1956 with whom she enjoyed 66 anniversaries. She was the mother of four children: She was predeceased by her two oldest, Virginia (Wilson) Farias and Douglas Norman Wilson. She is survived by her husband; her sister-in-law, Bettina Gillis, of Warwick, RI; her son, Victor Cappelli and his wife, Roberta, of Danbury, CT; her daughter, Ingrid (Cappelli) Kulick and her husband, Alan, of Rhinebeck, NY; five grandchildren: Ariana (Cappelli) DeMarco, and her husband, Jake, of Wendell, MA; Douglas Cappelli of Norwalk, CT; Erica Farias Garcia, and her husband, Juan, of Petaluma, CA; Joseph Farias, and his wife, Sarah, of Santa Rosa, CA; and Robert Farias of Petaluma, CA; several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Ingrid was a delightful and engaging individual who made friends easily. She loved history and spent many hours touring historic sites. She was a multi-talented lady with a beautiful voice who loved the arts, music and nature. She devoted her life to loving her family and caring for her community. She was a founding member of the Skyllkill Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America and served on the Board of the Stony Kill Farm Foundation via the most important titles: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, Teacher, Volunteer. Her devotion to the needle arts is evident in the exquisite, award-winning needle works she created over her lifetime. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, gardening, painting, crafting, and cooking, and even took up the piano in her later years. She was a vibrant light who taught us how to love, live, laugh and survive - she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A graveside service, open to all, will be held Tuesday, December 13 at 11:30 am at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, 342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Arrangements have been made with Delehanty Funeral Home Inc. (

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Reach Out Food Pantry, c/o Reach Out Church, 241 Crum Elbow Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.


Tuesday, December 13 11:30 AM

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY


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