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Barbara L. (Kezar) Napolitano

Funeral Services & Interment was held privately due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Barbara L. (Kezar) Napolitano, who died on Wednesday, April 15th at Alliance Health at Rosewood in Peabody, she was 85 years old. 

Barbara was born in Winthrop and was raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1952. Two years later, she married the love of her life, Joseph P. Napolitano and the couple made their home in Revere together, where they raised their 5 children. Barbara was a proud & devoted mother & wife. When her children became older, Barbara took a position within the Revere School System working in the cafeteria. Barbara held that position for over 10 years. Her heart & love was always with her family, she was the epitome of a “mother”. She was a woman of grace & faith. Her humble ways were demonstrated through her actions and the way she lived her life. She enjoyed trips to the casino but always loved being at Revere Beach, one of her fondest places which she enjoyed all throughout her lifetime. In 2002, Barbara & her husband moved to Peabody and she remained there until her passing. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

She is the devoted wife of 63 years of the late Joseph P. Napolitano, who died on Dec. 12, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Nicholas D’Orlando & Dorothy “Dot” (Norton) D’Orlando. Loving & proud mother of Joseph P. Napolitano, Jr. & wife Lisa of Tewksbury, Nicholas J. Napolitano, Sr. & wife Michelle of Revere, Michael J. Napolitano & wife Barbara of Peabody, Gina B. Napolitano of Peabody & the late Lawrence J. Napolitano.  Adored grandmother of Samantha L. Woolaver & husband Derek of Chester, NH, Joseph P. Napolitano, III & wife Mackenzie of East Boston, Alicia L. Napolitano of Tewksbury, Michael L. Napolitano, Christopher P. Napolitano, both of Peabody, Nicholas J. Napolitano, Jr., & Kiana N. Napolitano, both of Revere. Cherished great grandmother of Camden J., Peyton L., & Madison L. Dear sister of Marjorie A. Martorano of Nashua, NH & the late Patricia R. DiNatalie. She is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Funeral Services & Interment was Private

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959

or to

the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.


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  1. Jim DeSantis
    Apr 22 2020

    Dear Michael, Nicky, and to the entire Napolitano Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    God Bless!

    Sincerely,

    Jim DeSantis

  2. Patti Pote and Arlene Pote
    Apr 18 2020

    Dearest Gina, Nicky, Michael and Joe, Please know we are keeping your Mom and your family in our prayers. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing she is with my dear Larry and your Dad. I am sending love and prayers your way always.❤️❤️

  3. Bob and Brenda
    Apr 17 2020

    We extend our sincerest condolences to the entire Napolitano family. It’s always sad to lose a loved one but these unprecedented circumstances make it so much harder on the family. Barbara knew she was very loved and cherished by all of you. Take comfort in all the good memories. Love,
    The O’Brien’s

  4. Michael and Christine Carey
    Apr 16 2020

    Dear Napolitano Family
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara was the heart of her
    family and will be dearly missed. She is with her beloved Joe. ♥

    Michael and Christine

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