Obituary of Joseph Napoli
Joseph Napoli past away this Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, at the age of 94. Joe Napoli was a WW2 and Korean War vet. He is survived by his two brothers Donato and Rocco. And 12 nieces and nephews; and 21 great nieces and nephews. He began his service at the age of 17, and his parents helped him to register. Joe Napoli first served in the Navy; after completion of services, he reenlisted into the Marines. He was a walking testament to “Acts of service”; Showing how much love he had for country and family. After his military life came to a close he worked for the US Customs House in NYC, until he decided to retire. Uncle Joe shared many stories over pancakes with family; either at IHOP’s, or home made by his nephew. Family time with great nieces and nephews consisted of Cards pizza and cheese cake even if made by same person. He loved playing cards, joking around and making every day comments that would bring a warm smile to anyone’s heart. His impeccable memory about conversations he had with family members, were always encouraging, especially because he not only listened he heard. Uncle Joes mind was a wonderful source of information on current events and past. To be heard by him, and your words to be remembered, just priceless. His knowledge about life will be cherished by us all. Uncle Joe; Unconditional love has found a place in each and everyone one of our hearts. He lives within our hearts for now as a positive force filled with inspiration And guidance in career paths and living life. He fought for each one of us to be able to accomplish, and to pursue a higher standard in life, with integrity and honor. What all have shared from their memories is his gentle, kind and loving heart. Never did uncle Joe have a bad word to say about anyone. Not one mean bone in the mans body. His strength runs through us. His kindness and generosity is faultless. He gave because he wanted too, to those in need, and even to those who did not. He found joy in sharing himself, his life, over a cup or two of joe. He found joy in watching all his nieces and nephews grow up. Fran, Charlie, Steven, Susan, JoAnn, Janet, Willie, Marie, Rochelle Dianne, Roxann and Teddy. As well as, their spouses who have shown and give uncle joe love and kindness. His greatest pleasures and joys came from seeing his great nieces and nephews: Dan, Amanda, Amy, Emily, Nick, Kristin, Robert, Brianna, Juliana, Robby, Ramon, Rocco, Jacqueline, Cesar, Theresa, Marie, Bryan, Lauren Caryn, Cassandra and Maxwell to succeed in education and life. Uncle Joe expects each and everyone of us to be humbled and kind hearted. He expects us to “walk the walk, and talk the talk”, and do it with integrity and honor. We couldn’t have asked for a better Uncle. Family is what it’s about. Keep smiling and remember to laugh. With intense gratitude: We all love you, always and forever. Uncle Joe, “we got this”, (secret handshake).