Mary E. Napoli of Orange died January 11, 2013. She was the wife of the late Anthony F. Napoli of Bridgeport and the daughter of the late James and Rose Palmieri formally of Trumbull.
Mary had three daughters and two wonderful son-in-laws. They are Robert and Pamela S. D’Amore of Glastonbury,CT, Anthony and Rosemary Cipolla of Miami, Fl, and Joan Marie Napoli of Washington, ME. She laughed and stayed young through her vibrant five grandchildren: Cyd, Lee Anthony, Andrea Lynn, Alyssa Christen, and Zoe Helene.
Mary graduated from Bassick High School, attended Columbia University school of Nursing and graduated from St.Vincent’s School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for over 45 years working in New York, Miami and then returning to St Vincent’s Hospital. She stayed active with the St. Vincent’s College Alumni Organization and maintained a strong bond with her fellow nursing classmates. She always enjoyed her annual get together luncheon with them.
Mary was an active member of the Milford Senior Center and their Bowling League. She was always proud of her husband’s athletic career as a baseball and football star at the University of Alabama. Mary was an avid fan of both the Yankees and the UCONN Women’s Basketball team. Mary was constantly reinventing herself through knitting, crocheting, avid reader, Pinochle champ, and recently Bridge. She was a longtime veteran of ballroom dancing and enjoyed opera.
Mary spent her last golden years at the assisted living “resort” site Maplewood of Orange. With a bright smile she would describe it as, “ I’m on a vacation every day of my life”.
Private family funeral services were conducted and burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to,” Swim Across the Sound” or St. Vincent’s College Fund. Both are at 2800 Main St. in Bridgeport, Ct 06605.