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Dorothy (Mayfield) DeCapita

January 16, 1932 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 88)

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Boardman – Dorothy (Mayfield) DeCapita, 88, of Boardman, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, January 13, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Dorothy will always be remembered for her loving and caring nature along with her kindness and her strong willed personality. 

She was born January 16, 1932 in Youngstown, the daughter of Charles and Leta (Hurst) Mayfield and was a lifelong area resident.

Dorothy was a 1950 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and was employed at Union and Mahoning Bank in their bookkeeping and loan department. Her first most important job was being a homemaker and matriarch for her family.

She was a member of St. Luke Church and it’s Altar and Rosary Society, helped as a teachers aid, was in a 500 card club, volunteered as a poll worker and Den Mother and was in the Applewood Bowling League. Dorothy also was past President of American Legion Post 565 Woman’s Auxiliary for 5 years and past President of Boardman Veteran’s Woman Auxiliary.  

Dorothy had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed coloring pictures, bowling and playing cards, but she truly loved spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and loved every minute of attending their activities and playing Yahtzee.   

Her husband Sylvio R. “Chico” DeCapita whom she married August 1, 1959 passed away on June 19, 2010.

Dorothy leaves behind to hold onto to her precious memories, her four sons Robert (Brenda) DeCapita of Akron, James (Joy) DeCapita and Joseph (Theresa) DeCapita both of Boardman and Richard (Dawn) DeCapita of Austintown, nine grandchildren Ian, Ciera, Shayla, Joseph (Kara), Brittany and Dominic      DeCapita, William Sr. (Megan) Woolfrom, Taylor and Matthew DeCapita, a great grandson William Woolfrom Jr., two sisters Janice Reese and Sally Maloney and a brother William (Arlene) Mayfield along with many nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Leo Maloney and sister-in-law Lydia Evans.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is holding a private Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church.  The DeCapita family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this time but have elected to have private services due to the continued outbreak of the Coronavirus to make sure their family and friends are safe and healthy. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

On behalf of Dorothy’s family they would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of Austinwoods Nursing Facility and Crossroads Hospice for all the care and compassion shown to Dorothy and them throughout this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr. Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685. 

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Dorothy’s family.


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Private Services

St. Luke Church
5235 South Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512


Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care
9775 Rockside Rd. Suite 270, Valley View OH 44125

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