Melodye Louise Capitani (Wysowski)
(1945 - 2010)

Melodye Louise Capitani (Wysowski)
Nickname: Momma Doodle

New York, United States of America
January 2, 1945

January 7, 2010

My children, My friends, Intercessory Prayer, Sharing my faith and all God has done for me, Writing, Editing, Proofreading Home decorating Cleaning, Organizing, Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, Graphic design and Desktop Publishing, Copywriting, Dining out Anything to do with water – showers, swimming pools, lakes, beaches,vacations, doggie doodles
Guest Book
You are dearly missed and loved!
idajeanne c (friend)
January 3rd, 2011
Chris and Dina, I TRIED TO SEND a letter before but it did not go through, so I WILL try again... I am thinking of you both and I am missing your mom.. I hope the blessings of Easter is with all of you. A Easter message to you........ GOD in heaven has chosen to bend near toward the earth to see our sorrow and hear our prayers. He is not so far above us that he is not touched by our tears.
TERI METSACK (one of her many best frie)
April 3rd, 2010
Dear Melodye's Family,

Please accept my sincere sympathy, and know as her friend and classmate I will miss her dearly. Melodye and I grew up together, and the joy and smile she brought to everyone around her was contagious. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Sincerely, Trudy
Trudy Getek (Roberts) (Classmate)
March 17th, 2010
Chris and Dina, I cannot believe how much I miss your Mom.. I cannot tell you how many times I want to call her, just to hear her laugh.. But I cannot.. So I will write.. The nice weather is coming and I know she loved beautiful days.... So beautiful days will remind me of her. I will see her in the morning sun and say good night by finding the brightest star in the sky... She will always be near us.. Love you both... Remember for always.. You were your Moms Blessing... You made your Mom shine........I wish I could do that for my sons.. You all were Blessed with each other.
teri metsack (dear friend.. best friend)
March 9th, 2010
Chris and Dina, The service at the living rock church was WONDERFUL.. Again your Mom would of been proud. SO many people were there; so much love in one room. It was beautiful. God blessings on both of you... Jill you were a great part of the service and I know Meleody would of been so pleased....
teri metsack (dear friend)
March 2nd, 2010
Something about her countenance was always so refreshing. The few times I've been around her, I thought she was such a likeable person and ageless in that way. Very funny and fun to be around. But like at my party, she could be serious, too, about what she believed in. What great qualities for a mom to have...
Katy Kinard (friend)
February 21st, 2010
I was first cousin to your grandfather GEORGE
WYSOWSKI. Your mother had yearly contact with myself and my sister Julia Meketa (Wysowski). I am very sorry for your losss.
florence kolanik (wysowski) (cousin of george wysowski)
February 14th, 2010
The memorial you have created for Melodye is inspiring and deeply touching. My prayers are with you and your family. My 80 and 78 yr old parents remain actively involved in my small business. I can only imagine the devastation your mother's unexpected passing has brought you. Melodye is certain to be so very proud of you and your brother. Her wonderful spirit is alive indeed.
Grant Smith (Business Affiliate)
February 12th, 2010
With deep sadness aisde, I recall aunt Dee's vibrance and vitality; and the joy of summers seeing cousins back east. Its so nice to see those pics from Saybrook beach...that's it, the moments etched in my mind! She shared a nickname with my mom, but her impressions were much more than that. Thankfully, I finally got to Nashville last year, and it was more imprints of her smile and happiness! Regardless of her pain and health, she couldn't be more pleased than spending time on the lake with her kids. May her eternal peace resemble that day! My prayers & love are with you all...
Ted Amidon (nephew)
February 12th, 2010
Thank you for sharing your mother's wisdom and light. The phrase 'I wait upon Your Spirit
To transform my finite tongue.' is especially meaningful and I take it to heart to uphold the memory of your mother's realization in life. Though I did not know her personally, we all share the same heart and are part of the same family, so we will meet eventually.

My heart is with you. May this time of your mother's harvest, when the fruits of the seeds one has planted in life are born, be also one of renewal for all who knew her, who benefit from her efforts and her example.
Jennifer Schreiner (Dao sister)
February 8th, 2010
Hi Chris and Dina, This has been a really bad beginning of a new year.... Your mom and my dearest friend passing away, Then my mom passed away on Feb 3... I was by her side....Chris and Dina my mom was not nearly the mom you had but my heart still hurts, so i know your lost my dears. God bless you.. I will be there on feb 27... and will help out as much as i can..Love you both....
teri metsack (dear dear friend)
February 7th, 2010
Dear Dina, We are so very sorry for you for the loss of your mom. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. We will light candles at church for you and your family.
Love, the Dudashes
Linda & Stephan Dudash (Friend)
February 7th, 2010
God Bless.
February 6th, 2010

I was in Franklin at The Factory for lunch in 2009 and stopped by your booth. I met you and we talked for awhile, then I admired your "doodles" and chose a couple of magnets.

Just wanted you to know that I lost my husband of 35 years 11 months ago and I can identify somewhat with your loss.

I also lost my Mother when I was about your age, and your description of your Mother reminds me of my Mom.

It is hard, I know, but the wonderful memories will always be with you.
Mary Hickman (Customer)
February 6th, 2010
I live in Sarasota and am familiar with your work, but I met you in Nashville last year. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a mother is very difficult to bear. I am happy that you both had a loving and supportive relationship. That will help you through the rough times.
Frani Hayes
February 6th, 2010
Dina and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It's never easy to say good bye to a loved one. The tribute you created for her is beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Valerie Johnson (customer)
February 5th, 2010
I am filled with mixed emotion. Tears spill over my cheek as I read your words partly in sadness for your loss and partly in joy for the celebration of the wonderful gifts you and you mom were to each other. The relationship you and your mother had will live on in you and your family for years to come. My heart goes out to you. Your family is living proof that our Greatest Gifts Are Each Other.
Elizabeth "Charz"
Elizabeth Fortunato (customer)
February 5th, 2010
Dina, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.
Joe LaBute (Customer)
February 5th, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I know what you are going through because I lost my Father this past year. I miss him every day, and know it is just so hard to lose a parent. It sounds like she was so proud of you, and she was so involved in your life. I know a little bit of her is in every drawing you do. By the way, my sister just loved the portraits of Guinness & Patrick and Miss Kitty!
Kathy Phillips (customer)
February 5th, 2010
I have an agreement with my mother that when one of us dies we would think of the person in the things she loved to help with the longing. I hope you will be able to do that and find comfort in it. My thoughts are with you.
Suzanne Messer (customer & friend)
February 5th, 2010
After watching your video with your mom it's easy to see where you get your kind heart and creativity. My mom is my best friend. Her unconditional love has always allowed me to spread my wings and fly. God blessed us both with wonderful moms! Much love and many prayers.
Deb Vickrey (Customer)
February 5th, 2010
Dina and Family,

My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved mother. I understand the feelings of loss and grief and send abundant peace to you as you remember all of the beautiful memories you have. What a wonderful lady and friend you have in her. Just know that her Spirit is still with you, and you can connect with her at anytime you want just by talking with her from your heart.

Much love and light,

Janice Mickle
Janice Mickle (Friend of Dina)
February 5th, 2010
I am so sorry to hear this news. I would like to represent my family, the Piampianos, when saying how sorry we all are for the loss of such a bright, compassionate, genuine woman. Her smile, like her heart, so gregarious and sincere you couldn't help but find yourself drawn to her. The last time I saw her was five years ago in the Disneyland Hotel celebrating our cousin Kim’s star on the Walk of Fame. I don’t remember the celebrities that showed up that night, nor do I remember the wine and cheese spread, but Melodye and her sweet, non-pretentious stories and her big hearty laugh stuck out in my mind. Her charisma lit up the room. Her voice was filled with loving praise for Dina and Chris. She was such good company to my parents and me that night. She will be greatly missed. Dina, Chris and Ray please accept our blessings and deepest sympathies.
Chrissi Piampiano-Sweet (Cousin)
February 3rd, 2010
I was saddened to hear of Melodye's passing but am glad I was able to reconnect with her and Chris and Dina a few years ago. I will always have fond memories of visiting with her and the kids when I was young. She had a beautiful heart and spirit and was one of the kindest people I knew.
Tracey Hutchins (niece)
February 1st, 2010
Just letting you know I am thinking of you (all). Where would we be without our memories . . .
Karen Suttle (friend)
January 31st, 2010
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey:... See More
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age;
From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing;
From foolishness to desecration
and then perhaps to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or
from strength to weakness
and often back again;
From health to sickness
and we pray to health again.
From offense to forgiveness
from loneliness to love
from joy to gratitude
from pain to compassion
from grief to understanding
from fear to faith.
From defeat to defeat to defeat
until looking backwards or ahead
We see that victory lies not
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey
step by step
a sacred pilgrimage.
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey;
A sacred pilgrimage to life everlasting
--author unknown
Dina Capitani (daugher)
January 26th, 2010
Dina & Chris I am soo sorry for your loss. Recently Mom & I reconnected after many yrs. trying to locate eachother. It must have been part of God's plan, as I believe he is gathering his sheep and she has been why I hadn't heard from her on FB. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share. Beth & I loved her very much for the love she had shown us and we will be forever grateful to have been a part of her life now and hereafter. Your in my prayers and are always welcome in our home in NH.
claudia malo (friend/exroomate)
January 25th, 2010
May the memories deep within your hearts soothe your spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Diane Stock (Friend)
January 21st, 2010
I am very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I didn't know your mom. But I know she must have been very proud of all that you have grown up to be in life: strong, perseverant, and kind. I know that for certain because from a very young age I myself hoped to grow up and be just like you.... Thanks for being a pivotal figure in my life. Your mom sure did a good job....:)
Lillee Chandra (Old gymnastic buddy of Di)
January 18th, 2010
Ray, I am truly sorry for your lost.. Please know that you are in my prayers.. And remember just how Blessed you are with your Children.(however i am sure you do)They are wonderful...
teri metsack ( a friend to all the capt)
January 16th, 2010
Chris and Dina, Never ever forget how wonderful you both are and how Bless both your parents are to have you... Your mom was the best and so are you both.. My prayers are always with you and please know i will always be here if you need me.
teri metsack (one of many best friends)
January 16th, 2010
Hey sweet lady.. I just got back from Nashville.. Saying good bye to you was unbearable.. Melody, my god, you are loved soooo much.. I do hope you knew how much... So many friends.... Your Children; Oh Melody, you would of been so proud.. There love for you just shined.. You will be missed for ever... You are our lost on earth but Gods gain in heaven.. I will never say good by to you, I only have to look in the sky and you will be the brightest star there...
teri metsack (one of her many best frie)
January 16th, 2010
Dina, here's how I remember your mom -

A vision shows in eyes of those
that see beyond confusion
the daily self delusion of our lives
in the quiet of their minds they see
the world as its supposed to be
in shades of love and light
their beacon shines
through the clouds of our despair
into the garden of our lives

I hope that vision reaches you in your despair now. I think she would have wanted it that way.

Peace to you and yours,

Michael Paul (Friend)
January 16th, 2010
I am thankfull to have had the opportunity to reconnect with Aunt Melodye over the last 13 years. I will always cherish the 2 times I came to visit her in nashville and the week she and Kenneth spent in Dallas with Silvia, Chewie, and myself. My greatest sympathies go out to Chris and Dina. My thoughts are with you both.
Scott Wysowski (Nephew)
January 15th, 2010
Dear Dina and Chris your Mom will be very missed on this earth. I truly thank God for the privelege of being her pastor. Her love for you was always evident and her passion for God and His people will remain her legacy.
Ryan Young (Pastor in Connecticut)
January 13th, 2010

I never met your mother, but having met you I can tell that she had to have been quite a wonderful person.

I pray that God will comfort you and your sister in this time of sorrow. Remember, Jesus cried at the loss of a loved one, so He understands. I'm sure He is by your side right now and, at the same time, welcoming your mother into her heavenly home.

May God bless you,
Harry Wagner
Harry Wagner (Friend)
January 13th, 2010
Chris: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Though I did not know her well, I will always hold the memory of the night she felt well and danced her heart out downtown. May you be comforted by wonderful memories and thoughts of your mom during this time. She was more than an mother to you and Dina, but a best friend. May your hearts heal and your mom's memory last forever. Sincerest, Stacey
Stacey Stratman (Friend)
January 13th, 2010
Aunt Dee and I had a lot of talks over the phone for many years. asking hows everybody doin and just keeping in touch.- I would surely miss her.
Im so sorry for you, Chris and Dina for the lost of of your mother. It's so hard to really give comfort after losing a love one as I know how it is to lose a mother. It is really difficult.
All I know now is your mother is with God along with my Mom and Dad. My love and prayers.
Thomas Amidon (nephew)
January 13th, 2010
Dear Chris,
I know how much you loved your Mom as we spoke about her many times...Sorry I can't be in Nashville but am thinking of you and how blessed you are to have had such a wonderful mother.
Ron Martin (Friend of Chris)
January 12th, 2010
Dina, Chris, and Ray
My thoughts and prayers have been with you today. Wish we could have been in TN for the services.
It is very hard to believe that Melodye is not just a call away.
Please know that Uncle Gene/Gene and I will be here for all of you. Please keep in touch.
Melodye was so proud of her children and lived for her family gatherings.
We will miss her calls and friendly, happy conversations.
We are glad that her pain and suffering are over and she is in a better place.
Aldie/Aunt Aldie
Alda Hackney (Sister-in-law)
January 12th, 2010
Chris and Dina,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing and of your great loss. I know that she was your best friend and confidant, and that she loved you both as no one else could. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Please call me if you need anything at all.
Katheryn Millwee (friend)
January 12th, 2010
Chris & Dina, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We regret we never knew your mother, from this memorial website we have a sense of how wonderful she was. You are fortunate to have each other and the love of your friends for support through this difficult time. Stu& Viki Field
Stu & Viki Field (Friends)
January 12th, 2010
I met Melodye 47 years ago, she was at the young age of 18. while I was to meet friends at the Sabrook Bowling alley, when I arrived, I made my way directly to the lanes where they were bowling in a league, and Melodye was just finishing up her turn at bowling. she caught my eye with her stunning beauty, with eyes that sparkled, and a smile that was as bright as her personality. I was introduced through a mutual friend, and we began dating and ultimately married and had two wonderful children. Melodye was an inspiration not only to myself, but my family as well, and to all that she met through out her beautiful life.
I will miss the times that the four of us have shared through out the years, whether it be the movies, boating on the lake, sharing dinner together, when I am coming through Nashville from Florida on my way to Connecticut, or for the Holidays, Chris and Dina always planned for all of us to be together as a family.

I will miss Meloyde dearly, she meant so much not only to myself but to all who was fortunate enough to have been in her life.

Ray Capitani
January 12th, 2010
Dear Chris,
My deepest sympathy to you. I know how close you are to your mom and I wish you love during this sad time and joy in all the memories you have of her.
Jennifer van Lierop-Nelson (Friend)
January 12th, 2010
A Mother’s Love
© 2/19/07 Dina Capitani

(Dedicated to my mother whose love has truly been the most tender, compassionate and profound love I’ve ever known.)

Whose door is always open? A mother’s door
Whose heart is always broken? A mother’s
Whose hands are always giving? A mother’s hands
Whose love is all-forgiving? A mother’s

A mother’s love is like no other’s love
A mother’s life is like no other’s life
A mother’s arms are like no other’s arms
And when she smiles, the sun and moon subside

For they themselves abide
In a mother’s love

Whose eyes are always knowing? A mother’s eyes
Whose garden’s always growing? A mother’s
Whose words are always telling? A mother’s words
Whose soul is not for selling? A mother’s

A mother’s love is like no other’s love
A mother’s life is like no other’s life
A mother’s arms are like no other’s arms
And when she smiles, the sun and moon disarm

For they themselves are warmed
By a mother’s love

A mother’s love is like no other’s love
A mother’s life is like no other’s life
A mother’s arms are like no other’s arms
And when she smiles, the sun and moon subside

For they themselves abide
In a mother’s love
Dina Capitani (Daughter)
January 11th, 2010
I will never forget my lovely friend Melodye, whom I met on the Old Saybrook (Ct) beach when I had lived in Ct. only 2 days! Mel and I hit it off, as did our daughters, and spent many happy days lying on the beach and later years going to lunch when we both had Fridays off!
Barbara Peterson (friend)
January 11th, 2010
Aunt Dee was an Angel, always loving and sincere! Her beauty glowed and her entire aura was warm and fun! That smile was priceless! We are so grateful she came to our wedding in CA in June of '08, her presence was a gift and her words so real. She would always email us about our daughter Scarlet, even just a few days before she passed and we thank her for all her kindness. We are simply grateful to have known her and had her for an aunt! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris and Dina and all those who feel her loss. You were all there to help us grieve our parents loss and know that we are all here for you! Love Troy, Allyson and Scarlet
Troy Amidon (Nephew)
January 11th, 2010
Melody i sure hope you know i much you were loved.... I wish i could write to you forever.. but i know you relized just how much i loved you and always will.. I am so greatful that we talk on Jan 1.... We shared great memories and i will remember our last conversation for the rest of my life... Sweet Melody i will miss your beautful smile and your wonderful laughter for ever...But I will see you in the stars every night.... To all of Melodys friends, I am so sorry for your pain, we all loved this Lady so much perhaps it will help each of us if we just pray for each other...
teri metsack (friend)
January 10th, 2010
Chris and Dini what can i say my heart just breaks for both of you.. I am so sorry. Your Mom loved you both so much... I do hope you know how proud she was of you both and how happy you made her.. I do not have to tell you how much i loved her she was my best friend and i will miss her for the rest of my life.. We laughted so much and this part of her i will miss the most... We were friends for 32 years.. I am just so sorry that we never made it to April... Please know i will help you as much as you what me to. I LOVE YOU BOTH. God give you the strenth to get through this strom.. One thing your mom did give me, the gift of faith.. I will be greatful to her for ever... God only knows how much i will miss her..
teri metsack (best friend)
January 10th, 2010
What a wonderful woman...I got to meet Melodye just a couple times...and the last time was at Dina's small and intimate 40th birthday heart goes out to Dina and Chris during this time...I know how much you adored your Mom...
God Bless You guys.
Laurie Anne Gardner (friend of Dina)
January 10th, 2010
All my prayers and love to our and your special family.....Florence
florence malentacchi (family)
January 10th, 2010
Dina Dear,

I am so sorry for your loss! I did not know your mom, but knew that she was such a tremendous source of love and encouragement for you. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I pray for your comfort and peace as you live through this difficult part of life.
Hami Safavi (Friend)
January 10th, 2010
Dearest Dina,
My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of your Mom. You are a dear, sweet woman and after visiting here, it is obvious that you got those traits from your mother. It is wonderful that you and she had such a close relationship. Be grateful for that and know you will see each other again.(which I know you do)
God Bless you and keep you, my friend,
Kat Hitchcock (friend to Dina)
January 10th, 2010
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Chris and your family at this time of loss. RIP Melodye
Lori Swanton (friend of Chris)
January 10th, 2010
Dear Gina, you were a very important part of my life in college and you will always be in heart. Even though I can not experience the same pain as you do I feel sat. I will pray for you as I know that there is strength in prayer and the Spirit will bring you peace. Reading about your mother was like reading about you. Your mother continues to live in that what she has taught you. That is your inheritance.

Your Mon wanted that you read Isaiah 41:13 at her funeral because she keep this words close to her heart. But please do not stop there. Read what comes afterward.

14 Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you, declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15 See, I will make you into a threshing-sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. 16 You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the LORD and glory in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41: 14-16
Glen Ganz (friend)
January 10th, 2010
What wonderful times we had! Laughing, sharing at S.O.S. (support of singles). I remember one time her geting into my car going to Annies Birthday party........ Linda in the front Mel in the back seat. She forgot to closs the door and as I turned onto Gallatin she would have flown out the door if not for her seat belt! We laughed so hard we cried! We always had a blast. Mel was a founding member of the Goonie Girls. We love and miss you Mel. I'm a little jealous, prepare the way my friend.
marilee maduro (friend)
January 10th, 2010
Dina, I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully your mom passed in peace. I will miss her. I met Melodye almost 14 years ago when I first met Dina, and shortly after I'd lost my own mother. My biggest memory of Melodye is her ear to ear smile and positive attitude about life. It's hard to put everything into words- but I do know that I will be there for Dina during this time of grief. Much love, Michelle
Michelle Edwards (friend)
January 9th, 2010
Chris and Dina,
I send you both my love in your time of grief and pain.

I met Mel in early 2000, when I rented one of her rooms. We became fast friends the first day. We connected on a level that not very many people are able to achieve, the bond that her and I shared was beyond ordinary friendship.
I will always remember my dear dear friend as being the global light for all in need of friendship, a confidant, a shoulder to cry on, or someone to share a laugh with, just a pillar of strength, her eyes always shining bright with love, joy, and enthusiasm, (especially when talking about her children) always a reassuring smile, her heart as hugh as the planet earth, she was always there for those she loved and cherrished, in good and bad times. Mel was not afraid to go head to head for any cause or issue she strongly believed worth while. There was a bright spirit with in Mel, that, no matter how difficult the times were or the adversity, she never wavered in that spirit, she would say, GOD has a plan, How blessed I am to have my children Chris and Dina, the loves of my life" and Roxy (her beloved dog and companion)
Many a night her and I sat up until dawn the next morning talking and/or debating something or another, and just laugh or cry because the sun was rising and there we sat drinking coffee and talking.
I am so thankful to have had Mel spend time with me at my home in PS, to see her so relaxed, and to be able to take the journey from PS CA through Dallas TX to visit Scott (her nephew)and then on into Nashville TN.
The fun and laughter we shared, I can still hear her say, if Chris and Dina knew what we were doing they would flip, and she would bust into one of her spirited laughs, eyes full of happiness and joy, and just so happy to be going and doing she would say.
I often called us three's company ( Mel, Shirley, Kenneth-IE me) we have created a 3 way bond to last the test of time and eternity. the times we have shared together were ever lasting, thank you Mel, I love and miss you and you will forever be in my heart, and I know you are looking down on all of us with your glorious love and mothering heart.
Be happy in your journey home to God and your new life in heaven, where you so richly belong, now at peace with the beautiful angels surrounding you and welcoming you home, as you are now yourself an angel, as you were here to so many on earth!!!!
Missing and loving you Melodye AKA the ol goat lol

Kenneth Ritter (Close family friend)
January 9th, 2010
I'm stunned, saddened. How could someone with such boundless energy, enthusiasm and zest for life be gone so soon??! Dina and Chris, my heart goes out to you. Your mother was incredibly proud of you both. My sincerest sympathies.
Kathy Cory (friend)
January 9th, 2010
Dina and I were roommates in college and after ... when Melodye moved to Nashville she took me under her wing and was like a mother to me and was there for me and my son Scott for 7 long years!

I remember our first Thanksgiving together ... trying to cook a frozen turkey. I remember the endless times she would tell me what was right and I would do the complete opposite. I remember sharing our love of poetry. I remember her throwing me a 'good-bye' party when I moved back to PA.

We loved to laugh and cry and pray and dream of brighter days! Her faith was unshakeable and her spirit was a shining example of God's love.

I cherished the years we spent together and now I cherish them even more ... Melodye will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Brenda and Scott
Brenda Greene (Friend)
January 9th, 2010

Our death is our wedding with eternity

What is the secret? "God is One."
The sunlight splits when entering the windows of the house.
This multiplicity exists in the cluster of grapes;
It is not in the juice made from the grapes.
For he who is living in the Light of God,
The death of the carnal soul is a blessing.
Regarding him, say neither bad nor good,
For he is gone beyond the good and the bad.
Fix your eyes on God and do not talk about what is invisible,
So that he may place another look in your eyes.
It is in the vision of the physical eyes
That no invisible or secret thing exists.
But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God
What thing could remain hidden under such a Light?
Although all lights emanate from the Divine Light
Don't call all these lights "the Light of God";
It is the eternal light which is the Light of God,
The ephemeral light is an attribute of the body and the flesh.
...Oh God who gives the grace of vision!
The bird of vision is flying towards You with the wings of desire.

(Mystic Odes 833)
ida-jeanne cioffi (friend)
January 9th, 2010
Dina I am deeply sorry and feeling only a fraction of the pain you must be feeling, I missed opportunity to know your mother these past years and I regret that, but I hope I can be a friend and a help to you now.

I send you love and light and warm hugs,

idajeanne cioffi (friend)
January 9th, 2010
Aunt Dee's deep love for the Lord was an inspiration to all. In good times and through trials her faith never wavered! We are sad to lose her but she is rejoicing with the angels to be in God's presence!
Rody Wing (niece)
January 9th, 2010
In my mind, I can still see my Aunt Dee as I did as a kid, young, pretty, dressed like Sandra Dee in all her 1960's style, flared skirts and cashmere sweaters..her teased blonde hair perfectly done, and how beautiful she always was, and when she and my uncle would arrive at our house or Grandma's, it was so exciting.. like a movie star couple they'd come in and the party began... they had such fun and passion to match. I loved her big laugh, and how she was pressent with you and always you felt like she really wanted to know you... In the last few years I am so grateful that she came to California a couple of times and we had some nice time to reconnect and I was so grateful for our friendship .. no b.s. there.. just honest sharing and caring.. what a wonderful woman.. I wish we would of had more time together...I will miss her always.. and Dina and Chris my heart goes out to you.. Love Kim
Kim Amidon (neice)
January 9th, 2010
Melodye,truely a bright light upon us. Melodye, an inspiration and a friend to the artist within. Melodye, supporter of music and art, always had the biggest smile on her face as she watched you shine your light. "A Mothers Love" will always be remebered.

Thank You Melody for comming that we may know your light and your beauty. And thank you Dina for sharing this most precious treasure.

You will be remebered in our prayers.

Much love
Carolyn Bolich (Friend)
January 9th, 2010
I am so very sorry for your loss, Dina. This was so unexpected. I know how close you were to your mom. She was a lovely, affirming, and vivacious woman. I know her soul will continue to reverberate enthusiastically on the other side.

But in the meantime, my heart goes out to you and Chris as you work through your grief. Please know that I am here to help in any way you need--please don't hesitate to call whether in regards to arrangements that need to be made, or just needing someone to sit with you.

My dear friend, Dina, I pray for the Lord's peace and patience to be with you in this time of mourning.

Under His Mercy,
Mark Hollingsworth (friend)
January 9th, 2010
I only knew one side of Melodye. She was a tough,compassionate, honest human being whose capacity to see humor, even in thr darkest of times was an inspiration to me. She was my surrogate mother.
Joseph McGrath (Friend)
January 9th, 2010
Dina, I know that mere words will not convey my sorrow for your loss. But please know that you and Chris are both in my prayers. It occurred to me that I've known your mom almost as long as I've known you and you're probably my oldest friend in Nashville.

Melodye was a bright light who's laughter was contagious and you have that same spirit within you, and she will always be that close.

It has always been clear what a strong bond you and your mom had and I know that she will be with you always.

And you know that if you need anything AT ALL, I'm just a phone call away.

With love and all my prayers,
Marty Copley (Friend)
January 9th, 2010
December 18, 2008

"Dina told me my obituary was lame, so here are some accomplishments and highlights of my life, etc. if you want to include any of them in the obituary:"

Published Christian writer and editor.

Involved member of Living Rock Church, Killingworth, CT from 1988 to 1993, when I moved to Nashville, TN.
Write newspaper articles for the church and newsletter articles for The Planting, a Rock Church publication; transcribed prophecies and video voiceover; converted sermons to brochure. Worked at Summerfest auction for building fund; worked on the construction of new sanctuary.

Developed, coordinated and oversaw a Christian Coffee House at a venue in Guilford, CT. About 200 people turned out.

Real estate secretary in CT for 18 years. Created, wrote and performed 3 Christmas videotaped roasts at the law firm. (See Resume at bottom for full resume and published credits.)

Member of Toastmasters in CT for three years; member of Toastmasters in TN for 2 years. Several Best Speaker awards.

Member of Christian prayer group ministry, Support of Singles, in Mount Juliet, TN for 4 years.

Created and designed an anthology of 30 years of personal writings, including Christian and personal poetry, prose, testimonies and non-published articles on a variety of subjects.
Personal, printed Bible studies

Created and developed graphically-designed specialty products and marketing materials for my daughter’s business for 4 years and assisted in all phases of the business.

Special Interests:
My children
My friends
Intercessory Prayer
Sharing my faith and all God has done for me
Writing, Editing, Proofreading
Home decorating
Cleaning, Organizing
Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Yard Sales
Graphic design and Desktop Publishing, Copywriting
Dining out
Anything to do with water – showers, swimming pools, lakes, beaches, “River World” at Disney Word’


Melodye Capitani
3824 Lake Aire Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Tel: 615.361.9781 Fax: 615.360.9725 Email:

SOFTWARE: PC: Windows XP 2002, MS Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Power Point), Office
Ready Professional, MS Publisher, PhotoDraw, MS Outlook, Email, Internet.

EQUIPMENT: Compaq Presario, CPU 2.93 GHz, 504 MB RAM, Cable Internet. Plain
paper fax/copier, HP color printer; two phone lines.

SKILLS: Writing (see Published Credits attached), editing, proofreading; grammar, spelling,
sentence structure, punctuation. Skilled in legalese and drafting of legal documents.
Typing: 65+ wpm. Desktop publishing and design, bookkeeping.

STRENGTHS: “Eagle eye,” detail- and project-oriented, thorough, innovative, creative, dedicated, organized, self-motivated, problem solver.


2004 – until DOD Retired/Disabled

2001 – 2004 Professional Assistant, Nashville, Tennessee (homebased business)
Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Copyrighting, Marketing Materials, Bookkeeping, Spreadsheets, Form Development, Desktop Publishing and Design, Word-processing, Data Entry, Bulk Mailing, Organizing, Filing.

1996 - 2004 Owner, thewriteword, Nashville, Tennessee (homebased business)
Writing/editing/revision/reorganization/proofreading; word-processing, data entry, contract and agreement writing, invoices, bookkeeping, spreadsheet/form development. Desktop publishing/design: newsletters, bios, resumes, brochures, letterhead, logos, book covers, business cards, invitations, song lyrics, recipes. Matting/framing of poetry, prose, quick verse, song lyrics, recipes.

2001 – 2002 Mortgage Loan Processor, Allied Mortgage Capital Corp., Hendersonville, Tennessee
Residential loan processing on CalyxPoint. Solicitation of all pertinent information/ supporting documentation. Downloading/analyzing of credit reports. Title policy and appraisal requests. Packaging of loans to lender. Writing/design of marketing materials.

2000 – 2001 Horizon Concepts, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee

Jun – Dec Editorial Assistant
Heavy proofreading/copyediting/revision of each issue, including page layouts and final dbl (18 annual issues). Article/column writing. Transcription of taped interviews.
Photo and graphics acquisition. Managing of editorial flow and development of spreadsheets for same. Editorial deadline notifications to columnists. Interfacing with graphic designer and R. R. Donnelley (printer). Reviewing/editing readers’ responses for publication. Internet research. Development of writer’s guidelines/agreements, column descriptions.

Jan – May Assistant to the Office Manager/Receptionist; Copyeditor
All incoming calls and reception. Heavy mail intake and distribution. Processing
of incoming subscriptions, back issues, undeliverables, address changes. Logging,
tracking and distribution of all overnight/courier mail. Heavy distributor contact
to research/resolve subscriber problems. Weekly reconciliation and report of subscription intakes and deposits. Text/dbl proofing and editing.
Melodye Capitani
page two

1998 – 1999 Administrative Assistant/Desktop Publisher
Howard & Company Realtors, Nashville, Tennessee
Development/design of marketing materials and Listing Presentation Portfolio. Spreadsheet development to track listings, closings, income, agent/company commission splits. Copywriting, correspondence. Database management. Hand-recordation/transcription of minutes. Bulk mailings. Office accounting: accounts receivable/payable, commission checks, statement reconciliation (three accounts). Incoming calls, reception, mail handling and distribution.

1996 – 1997 Associate Editor, Nashville NET Magazine, Nashville, Tennessee
Proofing/editing/revision of all articles and columns. Feature interview/writing.

1993 – 1996 Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Aldredge Construction, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
Office setup: filing system; furniture, equipment, forms, supplies selection. Development/design of work orders, proposals, contracts, marketing materials,
legal agreements. Drafting of all correspondence. Spreadsheet creation for job cost/budget control. Accounts receivable/payable. Payroll computation and
processing. Quarterly tax returns. Heavy supplier and subcontractor contact.
Training and supervising of two employees. Incoming calls and reception.

1987 – 1993 Cloutier & Domnarski, Attorneys-at-Law, Old Saybrook, Connecticut *
1974 – 1987 John G. Ellsworth, Attorney-at-Law, Old Saybrook/Old Lyme, Connecticut
Real Estate Paralegal
All areas of general practice, real estate focus. Real estate closings start to finish
for sellers/buyers/lenders. Title search request/analysis. Title rundowns and
document filing. Detection/clearing of title problems. Preparation of all closing
documents (Warranty/Quitclaim/Mortgage Deeds, Mortgage Notes, title policies,
HUD Settlement Statements, lenders' closing packages.) Calculation of adjustments
and monies due at closing. Checks for closing. Scheduling of closings among all
involved parties. Heavy client/lender/attorney/realtor contact. In general practice: writing of leases, contracts, agreements, correspondence. Tape transcription: wills,
pleadings, subpoenas, interrogatories, trusts, judgments, property settlement agreements, correspondence. Training/supervising of new employees.
* At Cloutier & Domnarski: Event Planner. Birthdays; wrote/performed three
videoed comedy roasts for office Christmas parties.


1992 – 1993 Christian Writers Institute, Lake Mary, Florida
Christian Writing Techniques (c. course)

Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut
1988 Proofreading
1974 Creative Writing

On Request: references, writing/desktop publishing samples


The Best Poems and Poets of 2002, The Other Side of Love
Today’s Famous Poems – On the Wings of Pegasus, Late Love
Letters from the Soul, All is Black

The Sound of Poetry (Three-album CD/tape anthology of 33 selected poets), All is Black, Your Birthday

GospelToday Magazine, Jul 2000, Money: What Does the Bible Say?, The Development and Evolution of Money
Gospel Industry Today Magazine, Aug 2000, A Legacy to Future Generations
GospelToday Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000, Financial Freedom (Column)

Ophthalmic Business Management, Michael J. Cherubino, Instructor
Proofing, editing, revision, typing, design of 100+ page course on business management for the optical industry
The Art of Negotiating (ghostwritten)

Nashville NET Magazine, Feature Article: Habitat for Humanity: A Hand Up…Not a Hand Out
A Collection of Angels, Through a Glass Darkly, Since I Became a Child of God

Framebuyer Magazine, Mar/Apr 1995, Balance: the Lost Art of Frame Buying
(Proofing, editing, revision, typing, design)

1994 – 1995
Anthologies of Christian Poetry, Regret, Worship, We Plant This Tree, You Kept Your Promise, Paid in Full

Glad Tidings, Jun 1993, Time is Short

The Planting, He’s Building His House (ghostwritten)


Certificate of Achievement, Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, Famous Poets Society

Semi-finalist, International Open Poetry Contest, The International Library of Poetry, All is Black

Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement, The International Library of Poetry
Honorable Mention, Famous Poets Society, Late Love
Famous Poet for 2002, Famous Poets Society, Eighth Annual Convention, Reading of Late Love
Nominee, Poet of the Year for 2002, The International Society of Poets

1998 - 2000, Best Speaker Awards, Toastmasters International

Semi-finalist, North American Open Poetry Contest, The National Library of Poetry, Notes

Honorable Mention, Connecticut Poetry Society, The World of a Child

Best Speaker Award, Nutmeg Toastmasters

Honorable Mention, The World of Poetry, All is Black

Dina Capitani (Daughter)
January 7th, 2010
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"MEOLDY, I sure hope you know how loved you are and so very missed by so many people. love you forever.."
January 6th, 2011
"I MISS you my dear sweet friend. Please be my personal "guardian angel""
Gigi Baldi
February 25th, 2010
"Chris, Dina: It was an honor to come and say "goodbye" to your mom. A mom who gave tirelessly of her time and attention. A mom who always made me feel welcome in her home in CT or Nashville. I'm priviledged to have gotten the chance to have met "
Pete Curran
January 15th, 2010
"Dina and Chris You both will be in my thoughts and prayers.I remember one day Mel and her mother and I went to Ruby Tuesdays and we sat there all day laughing so much that our sides were sore the next day and we were still laughing Such a great memor"
James B.
January 12th, 2010
"Chris Dina and Ray I'm very sorry for your loss. Chris it was great to have shared time with your mom when we were in our late teens and early twenty's, what a sweet woman."
Nick D'Amico
January 12th, 2010
""Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15 Love to you Chris and Dina."
Sydney McGlathery
January 12th, 2010
"I knew Melodye when Dina and I were kids in Old Saybrook, CT. I have many happy memories of Dina and Melodye, especially at the beach. Melodye was a fun mom, she always made me feel welcome in her home. Dina and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss."
Karen Rutledge
January 11th, 2010
"My thoughts and prayers are with you Chris and Dina. Your mom will always be with you in spirit"
Megan Rippner
January 11th, 2010
"the best part of my story was cut off...Mel went outside and called us all out to see the beautiful moon, turns out it was a gas station sign,we cracked up and teased her about every chance we got, and laughed til we cryed. that's Mel"
Vicki Bowers
January 11th, 2010
"I knew Melodye only through her beautiful daughter Dina. Their physical resemblance is striking and if Dina got even a portion of her inner beauty from Melodye, she left the world a better place."
Linda Wright
January 11th, 2010

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