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Marion (Capullo) Ausfeld, 73, with all the strength and grace in the world and surrounded by her family, lost her hard fought battle with cancer on December 15, 2023 at her home in Schenectady, New York.
Born on December 8, 1950, Marion was the first born daughter of Ernest and Marion (Lawless) Capullo. From the day she was born, Marion would light up any room with her beauty and amazing smile. She was the proud older sister of Ellen and Terri. The three sisters were incredibly close as kids and it continued through their adulthood where they shared many experiences and memories while they raised their families together.
Marion was an artist and fashionista, known for her impeccable style. Her creativity and love of art landed her a position within the marketing and advertising department at The Golub Corporation. By chance, this is where she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Ausfeld. They married on February 10, 1973. In the truest sense of the word, Marion loved Bob. They were the perfect, loving couple. Bob and Marion were blessed with three children, Corey, Brian and Morgan. Marion loved being their mother. Marion took them to school, clubs, sports, doctors appointments, friends homes, parties, shopping and always found time to create a warm and beautiful home with the most amazing meals. She was an incredible chef.
Marion loved to travel and entertain. Cape Cod for the 4th of July was her favorite amongst the countless family vacations. Year after year, Marion loved having her extended family and friends over for Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays or just because it was a Tuesday.
Family was top priority for Marion and she welcomed the addition of her two (2) daughters-in-law, Carolyn and Suzanne, whom she loved with her whole heart. When Marion didn"t think her heart could grow any bigger, the addition of her grandchildren did just that. The new blessings of her life, Kendall, Adam, Charlotte and Reese, brought tremendous joy into her life. Marion and Bob loved spending nights, weekends and vacations with their children and grandchildren. When Bob began struggling with his medical conditions, Marion took on a new role as his nurse. She took care of him and was by his side to the very last minute. Marion was the cornerstone and the glue of the family. She kept everyone moving forward, together.
Marion and her lifelong friend, Thomas Isabella (whom also lost his first love) confided in each other as they looked for companionship. They began to travel, went to events and parties with old friends and shared two homes together. Marion was eager and happy to bring Tom’s son Sean, his wife Jackie and their daughter Mary Katherine into her family. Grammy to Kendall and Charlotte, Nana to Adam and Reese, Marion added the title of Nonnie to Mary Katherine. Family was everything to Marion.
Marion was predeceased by the love of her life and husband, Robert J. Ausfeld, her parents Ernest and Marion as well as her in-laws John F. Ausfeld and Genevieve (Urban). She is survived by her son Corey and his wife Carolyn (Sheehan) Ausfeld; her son Brian and his wife Suzanne (Ahern) Ausfeld as well as her daughter and best friend, Morgan Ausfeld and her fiance Dean Willcoxon. Marion is also survived by her grandchildren Kendall, Charlotte, Adam and Reese. Marion is also survived by her sister Ellen DeCrosta, nephews Craig and Eric; her sister Terri Saburro and her husband Michael and nieces Dena, Merissa and nephew Michael.
Marion was blessed to have many friends and family over the years.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, 1803 Union St., Niskayuna, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Marion in a special way may make a donation to Community Hospice Foundation, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.