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Joseph P. Napolitano

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, December 15th,  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Joseph P. Napolitano, who passed on Tuesday, December 12th, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a long illness. His funeral will be conducted on Saturday, December 16th from the  funeral home at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Everett he lived in Revere all of his life, before moving to Peabody, 15 years ago. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1950. In April of 1954, during the Korean Conflict, 1 he joined the U.S. Army & served as a Specialist 3rd class, until January of 1956. He has a 42 year career as a meat-cutter & store manager. He traveled the vast network of stop-& Shop, serving throughout the North Shore Shore & Greater Boston . A man’s man, always a gentleman, for his family and all of his family & extended family. Never one to join fraternal organizations, he gave his entire being for his family.

He is the beloved husband of 63yrs. to Barbara L. (Kezar) Napolitano. He is the cherished father to Joseph P. Napolitano Jr.& his wife, Lisa of Tewksbury, Nicholas J. Napolitano & his wife, Michelle of Revere, Michael J. Napolitano & his wife, Barbara of Peabody, Gina B. Napolitano of Peabody & the late Lawrence J. Napolitano. He is the dear brother to Paul Napolitano Jr.& his wife, Josephine of Tewksbury. He is the adored Grandfather to Samantha Woolaver & her husband, Derek of Saugus, Joseph P. Napolitano, III & his fiancee, Mackenzie Holland of E. Boston, Alicia L. Napolitano of Tewksbury, Michael L. & Christopher P. Napolitano, both of Peabody & Nicholas J. Napolitano, Jr. & Kiana N. Napolitano both of Revere. In May of 2018, Joe’s first Great-Grandchild is to be born. And from where Joe will be (heaven) he will be the very first to know & observe the “blessed event”; a true paradox, indeed.


Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, December 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis ,TN. 38101-9908 or to the New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, Mass. 02284-5257.

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  1. Gene & Ellen Kee
    Dec 18 2017

    Joe, Jr. and all of the Napolitano Family, we were saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Paul Napolitano III
    Dec 17 2017

    Aunt Barbara & my cousins and family and his brother Paul (my dad). I’m sorry I couldn’t make it. My Uncle Joe will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  3. Jerry Markham
    Dec 15 2017

    I got to know the family through St Mary’s.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Napolitano family.

  4. alicia candelino
    Dec 15 2017

    Joe sorry to hear about your Dad. My condolences to your family. He will be missed for sure he seems like a great Dad and friend. My prayers are sent your way to you and family.

    Love, Alicia Candelino, work colleague.

  5. Kathy
    Dec 14 2017

    Napolitano Family , Joe was truly the definition of a family man , devoted to his wife , children , grandchildren and good friends , My family and I were so lucky to be part of this “family” and forever thankful to have had him in our lives, Rest in Peace , you will be missed , Love Kathy , Stephen , Mackenzie & Madison

  6. Greg and Lynne Peloquin
    Dec 14 2017

    Any man that can raise “good guys” like Mike and Joe Napolitano Jr. must have been an amazing person. I did not know Joseph Napolitano but I have gotten to know two of his sons and grandsons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to my friends Joe and Mike – and to the entire Napolitano family.

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