Caples, Michael

January 4th, 2010

Caples, michaelMichael G. Caples, age 57, of Wilmington, formerly of Allston, died peacefully at home on January 4, 2010, with his family at his side.

Born in Charlestown on December 10, 1952, Michael was the dear son of the late James D. & Mary E. (Codair) Caples. Michael was raised in Allston, and spent his school years in Boston. He married Jean M Peach, his high-school sweetheart in 1973. Together Jean and Michael had three children in Allston before moving to Wilmington in 1987. Michael could be seen attending all of his children’s sporting events and activities.

In the last eight years Michael was blessed with 8 wonderful grandchildren whom he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with. He was the ultimate “family man” in the truest sense. His dream of someday owning his own boat came true in 2002. Michael named the boat “Papa’s Dream” and enjoyed the company of many family and friends relaxing on the dock and getting an occasional fishing trip in every now and then.

Michael was a professional carpenter and during his off time he was always working on friends and families homes. He was truly a very gentle and generous man who was always there when needed; whether it be a small deck or a whole kitchen remodel, no job was ever too tough. Michael was forced to retire due to illness in 2008 and tried to enjoy each and every day remaining. Michael will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends.

Michael was the beloved husband of Jean (Peach) Caples, proud father of Michelle Hamilton and her partner Henry Belding of Wilmington, James Caples and his wife Liane of Tewksbury, Mark Caples and his wife Rebecca of Wilmington and the late Michael Caples Jr., loving Papa of Domenic, Amanda, Darren, David, James, Stella, Nathan, Riley and Mikey. son of the late Mary (Codair) and James D. Caples Sr., son- in- law of Stanley Peach and the late Jean Peach of Wilmington. Brother of Margaret Porcello and the late John Porcello of Allston, Maureen and George DeRosa of S. Yarmouth, Edwardine and Daniel Henderson of Las Vegas, brother- in- law of Joanne Caples of Melrose, Gary and Corine Peach of Tewksbury and the late Mary Jane and Leo Boucher, Sheila and Henry Tucker and James D. Caples Jr., Uncle of many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 8th at 8:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis de Sales Church, 303 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watertown. Visiting hours Thursday, January 7th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Caples, Michael”

  1. Dotty and John Schwalm says:

    Jeannie, Michelle, Jamie and Mark words cannot express the grief we feel over Michael’s passing. We feel blessed to have called him “friend” for almost 40 years and will miss him. We have shared many great memories over the years and may all your memories of Michael carry you through this difficult time. Just as Michael was there when needed, please know that we are here for you. We love you guys. Dotty and John Schwalm

  2. Thomas McCusker says:

    Reast in Peace Mike. Tom McCusker

  3. Billy DeMore says:

    Sorry to hear of Michaels passing. Fond memories of skating on the home made ice rink on franklin st. The few times i did see Michael over the years he always had a big hello for me and my brothers and sisters. Allston in the sixties was a great time and Michael was a big part of it. God bless Jeannie!

    Billy DeMore

  4. Kris Norton says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Caples family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Kris, Dave, Sean & David

  5. Cheryl & Michael White says:

    Jean, we were saddened to hear about your loss. So many hockey game memories came rushing back. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Richard & Phyllis Peach says:

    He’ll surely be missed by everyone, especialy his family.

  7. Pat and Bob Kelly says:

    Jean, Jamie, Michele, Mark,
    So sad to hear about Mike. Saw the picture and many memories came back from the days at “Wilmington Hockey”. Always remember that hat! Great guy, always had a hello whenever you met up him.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

    Bob, Pat, Chris and Shaun Kelly

  8. Maryand Mike O'Reilly says:

    Jean,Jamie,Michele,Mark There is so little one can say,but please know our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love Mary and Mike.

  9. Maureen Bakke Gray says:

    Mike was a wonderful person. Jean Marie-we extend our prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
    Maureen and Marshall Gray
    Barbara and Dennis Costello

  10. Karen & Joe Brisbois says:

    Jean & Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies — Michael was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Karen & Joe Brisbois

  11. Michael, Kerry & Sophia Cable says:

    Dear Jean-

    I am so sorry for your loss and want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. Michael was always so good to our Sophia and was always so friendly to us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Michael, Kerry & Sophia Cable

  12. Donna Maybury says:

    Jeannie and Family,

    The years have passed but you have always been in our thoughts. Michael was so kind with Jennah and Kyle while in your care, and we all have fond memories of him. Your family has always been very special to us, and we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. We are thinking of you during this difficult time…

    With Love,
    Donna, Jennah and Kyle Maybury

  13. David and Nancy McCarthy says:

    Dear Jeanie and family,
    We are very saddened to hear about the loss of Michael. Please know our thought s are with you and we are praying that God will give you the strength you need at this difficult time and grant you peace in the days and years to come.
    David and Nancy McCarthy

  14. Mike Maggs says:

    Dear Jeanie & Family,

    The years pass way too quickly. RIP Michael and may God Bless your family. I’ll never forget the home made ice hockey rink over our shared back yard fence


    Mike Maggs

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