Linda Capodanno Sargent

Linda retired as Assistant Counsel for European, Middle East and Africa Region from Merck & Co., Inc.  where she spent 18 years as legal consultant for various business units.  Her education degrees include a J.D. Degree from Rutgers University, Newark School of Law and a Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut University in Learning Disabilities.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in 1973, Linda served for seven years as the Stamford County Public Schools Learning Disabilities Resource Teacher/Consultant. She was a member of first city-wide Kindergarten Screening team, and founding teacher of itinerant Resource program for private and parochial schools in the city K-12.  Her volunteer activities have included pro bono involvement with a Merck & Co., Inc. the Fanwood NJ Historic Preservation Commission, the USA Girl Scouts and her parish CCD program.  In retirement Linda enjoys with her husband Ed dividing her time between Cape Cod and Florida and visiting their two daughters and three grandchildren.

As a family member, I got to know Father Capodanno during his occasional visits home while he served in the Missions in Taiwan and as a chaplain in Vietnam. Even in just those few hours and days over several years, I came to know in Father Vincent what a “holy” life should be. His indelible memory has stayed with me as a model of faith, a source of strength, and an inspiration throughout my life.

I wish to participate on the Board of the Father Capodanno Guild to assist in raising awareness about Father’s life and his Cause for his Canonization while assisting with the Board’s fundraising efforts to support the Cause.