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Rita Capuano; campaigned with vigor for husband, son; at 90

US Representative Michael E. Capuano with his mother, Rita, at her 90th birthday celebration in December. US Representative Michael E. Capuano with his mother, Rita, at her 90th birthday celebration in December. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / July 21, 2010

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The corned beef, soda bread, and cabbage of her ancestral Ireland were not traditionally part of Rita Garvey Capuano’s kitchen. It was the Italian fare — the pasta dishes, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana — of her husband, Andrew’s, family roots that she whipped up for any occasion. (Full article: 778 words)

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