Happy Father’s Day

This upcoming Sunday is Father’s Day! The day is dedicated to appreciating all the father figures in a person’s life. It is a day to acknowledge all the valuable lessons, laughs, and guidance they have given over the years. Maybe you’re firing up the grill and getting ready for a BBQ or doing whatever dad chooses!  With Father’s Day this Sunday, I can’t help but think of two very important men in my life and in our company. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize my father, Robertino Presta, and grandfather, Angelo Caputo.

My father started working at Caputo’s at a very young age. My grandfather hired him because of his strength– especially his ability to throw and catch watermelon when unloading a truck. His efficiency in unloading the trucks as a teenager is a testament to his work ethic. He never hesitates to step in during any task. He embraces all challenges, coming up with unique and efficient ways to get past them. 

He has helped us and the business grow, including taking us to levels that we never thought were imaginable. Each step and new chapter is still based on the foundation instilled in him by my grandparents and constantly re-established by my mom. 

My dad has taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, always leading by example. His lessons span from how to properly display produce to how to clean tables the right way. 

One of the things I feel most fortunate for is that my father believes in us, sometimes more than we believe in ourselves. He doesn’t make us feel like we cannot handle a situation. He uses his mistakes to encourage us to do the same. He helps to give us the tools we need to succeed and guides us towards the path of success. I have learned so much from not only my father, but my grandfather too. 

This Father’s Day comes with an ache in my heart because of the gaping absence of an incredible man who was not only my grandfather, but an inspiration, another father, and a role model– Angelo Caputo. 

My grandfather and our patriarch, Angelo Caputo, has always been one of my biggest inspirations. He was a true testament of a hard working, dedicated man. Our whole business is built on his blood, sweat, and tears. 

He led a life of hard work and was the strongest man I knew. He was constantly faced with challenges, but never let anything stand between him and his goal. 

He was always there for a story, a lesson, a phone call, or an esspressino date. He took the time to sit with us and pass along important tools and some of his wisdom. From teaching us how to clean up a produce display or telling us stories from his childhood, he was always there for us. The many lessons he taught us are beautiful memories that we will cherish and carry with us forever.

I am very lucky to have these two strong men as role models. My father and grandfather are incredible people whose sacrifices and hard work have led to many great achievements. I have the utmost respect for these two men and strive to make them proud. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures! 

From Our Family To Yours

5 Replies to “Happy Father’s Day”

  1. I read it several times already and will read it many more times; it is beautifully written, Rosella! I am sure that Grandpa “Angelo Caputo”, smiling down on you from heaven, and your Dad, are equally proud of YOU! – “HAPPY FATHER’s DAY” to all Dad’s!
    Karin Reinhardt Accettura

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather who has gone before you, but left you and your family with so very much. An abundance of love, respect, dedication, commitment understanding of life and all it brings. Know that your grandfather lives on in you as well as your siblings, children, and grandchildren. That is something that will live on, as well as your memories of him which will keep him alive in your hearts forever. God bless the Caputo family.

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