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Anne T. Kaplon

September 21, 1927 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Anne Theresa Kaplon (nee Young) was born on September 21, 1927 at home in Brooklyn, NY to Michael Young and Margaret McElroy Young.  She had two sisters - Peggy and Kathleen (Sis) and a large extended Irish-American family who loved to get together on Sundays at her Grandfather’s.   You could always count on Anne and her two sisters to get up and do their Irish step dancing at parties.  She grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and made many lifelong friends there that became family to her.  She loved to play softball, basketball and handball growing up.   Anne was a child of the Great Depression, but always said “We were poor, but we never knew it.”  She lived through World War II and watched many of her friends and family go off to fight in the war.  During the war, she wrote 14 extensive letters each week to her family and friends.  Many of them would comment through the years that they looked forward to her letters each week because she kept them up on where everyone was and what was going on home.  After the war ended, she met her love Stanley Kaplon, better known as Cappy.  Their first date was at Coney Island and they married on April 25, 1948.  In 1954 Anne and Cappy bought their home in Valley Stream, Long Island and raised their three daughters there.  Anne worked at Green Acres Mall in department stores Lanes, Loves, S. Klein and Woolworths through the years.  Throughout their marriage, they traveled extensively and especially loved going on cruises with their friends.  They went out every Saturday night either to a dance, a party with their friends or to dinner.   Cappy passed away in 1988 after 40 years of marriage and Anne was the rock of the family.  Anne moved to Oceanside Cove in 1996 and was very active in the community there.  While living there she joined the Rosary Alter Society at St. Anthony’s Church and volunteered each year at their feast.  She was very religious and went to mass each morning up until she no longer drove.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Knights of Columbus and also volunteered at South Nassau Community Hospital for many years.  Everyone always felt welcome in Anne’s company.  Anne was the most loving mother and Nana to her children, sons-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was always there for her family and babysat her  grandchildren for many years.  You could find Anne playing basketball or wiffle ball with her grandkids on many occasions.  Anne took her family on a most memorable trip to Ireland in 2000 and attended Easter Sunday mass at the church her father and grandfather made their sacraments in.  Anne always had a smile on her face, and you could hear her laugh above everyone else at any occasion.  She also loved a good Manhattan.  She loved to dance and did a great lindy, jitterbug, polka – you name it, she could do it.   Anne lived a good, long life and passed away on June 13, 2022 at the age of 94 with family by her side.  She is survived by her daughters Peggy and Joan, her sons-in-laws Jim and George, her 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She now joins her husband Cappy and daughter Suzanne and many family and friends who have gone before her in heaven.  What a party they are having now in heaven!!  We will miss her immensely and know we will be together again one day. 
 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lieber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lieber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 17, 2022

9:45 AM
St. Anthony's Church
110 Anchor Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572

Interment
Friday
June 17, 2022

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590

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