Rafaela Capetillo, 76, of Adrian, passed away February 3, 2008. Rafaela was born October 24, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Augustin and Librada Rosales. On March 3, 1948, she married Pedro Capetillo in Adrian, Michigan. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker that loved to travel and dance.
Rafaela is survived by her children, Linda Capetillo of Texas, Dora (Joe) Rosas of Oklahoma, Alice (Toby) Burciaga of Adrian, Johnny Capetillo of Texas, Steven Capetillo of Texas, Jesse Capetillo of Arkansas, Paul Capetillo of Adrian, Richard Capetillo of Arkansas and Robert (Jaymie) Capetillo of Adrian; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Pedro, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.pursefuneralhome.com.