Anthony Albert Napoli, 76, died from natural causes at his home in Burke, VA on January 7, 2022.
Anthony (“Tony”) Napoli was born in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Saint Helena High School, NY in 1963. He worked for the Manhattan and Bronx Metropolitan Surface Transportation Operating Authority (MaBSTOA) for 25 years. After retiring, he worked for Parsons at the Paramus DMV for ten years.
Tony was predeceased by his beloved wife, Christine Ann Napoli, and his parents, Anton and Gaetana Napoli. He is survived by two children, Andrew Vincent (Andrea) Napoli of Alexandria, VA, and Lisa Napoli (Michael) Sarnovsky of Ellicott City, MD; his sister, Ann Marie Fitzsimmons and two grandchildren, Gaetana (“Tina”) Napoli and Andrew Napoli, Jr. (“AJ”); He also leaves behind three nephews, one niece, and many long-time devoted friends.
A resident of Maywood, NJ for 43 years,Tony was a proud husband and father who loved life to its fullest. He was usually the life of every party with his infectious laugh and practical jokes. He enjoyed vacations at the Jersey Shore, Aruba, and New Hampshire. His MaBSTOA colleagues were like brothers to him, with loyal friendships enduring until the very end. He loved fishing trips, pig roasts, horseshoe throwing, Dude Ranch trips, and other activities with fellow members of the American Legion Post 142. He cherished deer hunting with his son and other fellow Maywoodians. A lifelong, passionate Yankees fan -- with a forearm tattoo to prove it – his love of baseball transferred to his daughter, who carries on the tradition. Not least he loved seeing his two grandchildren and hearing of their accomplishments and troublemaking exploits.
Tony served in many roles throughout his life, to include: US Army during the Vietnam War (1967-1968); two terms as Councilman in Maywood; local Selective Service Board; Maywood Republican Club; a variety of roles at the American Legion Post 142; Executive Board of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100; SEIU Local 518 Executive Committee representing motor vehicle inspection workers; weekly religious education teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace; and little league baseball coach.
In 2014, Tony moved to Burke, VA to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He received excellent round-the-clock care from his home health care aid, Janet Kuru, who became like family.
A viewing will be held at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home from 11 am to 1 PM on January 21, 2022 (address: 1500 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302). He will be buried afterwards at the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, VA alongside his wife. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The American Legion Post 142 Scholarship Fund, C/O Bob McDonald, 135 E Passaic St, Maywood, NJ 07607, or Hunters for the Hungry (http://www.h4hungry.org/make-a-financial-gift/).
For his many friends and family members who cannot travel to Alexandria, the Napoli Family will host a Memorial Service in his honor on April 2 from 2-4 PM, at the American Legion Post #142, 135 East Passaic Street, Maywood, NJ 07607.
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