Funeral mass Friday for the founder of Angelo Caputo’s fresh market

Angelo Caputo, the founder of Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets chain, has passed away.

Visits are scheduled for Thursday, with a funeral mass on Friday.

Caputo, an Italian immigrant, opened his first market in 1958 in Elmwood Park. Since then, the family business has grown and employs over 1,600 people.

The grocery chain offers a combination of high-quality organic food and international, hard-to-find specialty items to customers in Addison, Bloomingdale, Elmwood Park, Hanover Park, Naperville, South Elgin and Carol Stream.

Caputo was married to the late Romana and father of Nat, Caterina (Giuseppe) Ruffolo and Antonella (Robertino) Presta. He had 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets was honored by the Illinois Food Retailers Association with an Illinois Food Industry Leadership Award in 2017.

Visits are scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Rosedale Chapels in Salerno, 450 W. Lake St. in Roselle. The funeral will begin Friday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Chapels in Salerno, followed by Mass at 12:15 p.m. at St. Walter’s Catholic Church, 140 W. Pine Ave. in Roselle. Interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in River Grove.

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