NEWTOWN – Stephen James Caciopoli, aka “Steve-O”, 33, passed away, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in a heartbreaking accident.
Stephen was born July 10, 1987. He leaves behind his father Dominic James Caciopoli Jr., stepmom Barbara Caciopoli, daughter Gabriella Caciopoli, mother Michaela Getlein, sister Kristi Ortiz and her two children, grandmother Marie St. John, beloved aunt Danielle Caciopoli and her four children, pre-deceased by beloved uncle Clayton. His best friends “Brothers” Nick, Beef, Keith, Johnny, Tyler, Ryan, Danny & Pete. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
Stephen was a Union Laborer; certified in OSHA and a licensed pipefitting Journeyman for the State of CT. His first love was being a Dad. His dedication and love for Gabby was his first priority. He loved riding anything with an engine, fishing with his Grandmother and friends. He loved boating, camping/bonfires and collecting cars. He owned more cars than most people own in a lifetime. The DMV actually sent a letter to Stephen asking him if he was registering the 26 vehicles he owned for immigrants. His dedication, loyalty and love to his friends was unparalleled.
Stephen was the life of the party, always bringing laughter. He was always the first person to offer help to anyone for any reason. Truly a loving, hardworking, dedicated father to his beloved daughter Gabriella. An example of Stephen’s giving and loving selfless acts – Trees had fallen across the Merritt Parkway during Hurricane Isaais and he got out of his vehicle and cleared them without fear, hesitation, compensation or a second thought.
All services for Stephen will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St, 06770, is assisting the family with the arrangements.