Winifred Caprise Cannon, a forty-five year resident of Orient, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Masonicare at Newtown, Connecticut. She was 91 years old.
She was born on December 9, 1925 in New York City to Pauline (nee Zunth) and Emile Roth.
After receiving a degree in textile design from Pratt Institute in New York City, she was a colorist in the garment industry there. She was also a devoted homemaker.
Winifred was a member of the Lions and Rotary clubs and enjoyed membership in women’s clubs over the years. She was also a member of the North Fork Country Club and a communicant of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport.
An avid golfer and bridge player, she was a wonderful artist who painted murals, landscapes and portraits.
Prior to moving to the North Fork, she lived in East Setauket, Old Westbury and spent the winter months in Boynton Beach, Florida until a few years ago.
Surviving are five children: Michael Caprise of Greenport, Susan Caprise Bonistali of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ted Cannon of Hartford, Connecticut, Jack Cannon of Boca Raton, Florida, and Kerry Geiger Cannon of Manhasset, 14 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Lauren, and Joe Bonistalli, Chris Caprise, Cade, Pierce, Cassidy, Patrick, Katherine, Colleen, Sean and Robert Cannon IV, and Kyle and Kevin Geiger.
She was predeceased by husbands William Ritch, Michael Caprise Sr. and Robert Cannon Jr.; children Robert Cannon III and William Caprise Jr. and a grandson Garret Cannon.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, January 14, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Father Richard Hoerning officiated. Interment was at Orient Central Cemetery.
DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home assisted the family.