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John Paul Napolitano
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  • Kaplan Family Hospice House
    78 Liberty Sy.
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“I'm so sorry to hear about John, we had some incredibly awesome times growing up on Lincoln St. I grew up with John and Al in the 50's and 60's...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Borden - Quincy, MA - Friend

“RIP John Paul, you will be always loved & sorely missed. We know you had fought the great fight but now you are at peace. Always & Forever with the...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Alfred Napolitano - Las Vegas, NV

“You shall be missed. Thanks for the fashion tips, my friend! You were one of a kind. Thoughts and prayers to your family... ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Al Vasallo - Revere - Friend

“John,You will be forever missed & forever in my heart. I watched you grow up with your mother that I loved so dearly; & become the gentleman you...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tony Lori - Family

“John,You will be forever in my heart & forever missed. You were always considered the son I never had...seeing you grow up throughout the years &...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tony Lori - Revere, MA

6 of 11 | Posted by: Helen and Bob MacDonsld - Quincy, MA

“John Paul, you were ALWAYS a shinning & smiling face. Kind, considerate, warm, respectful, loving & never ever forgetting the families. Greatorex,...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Tucker - sykesville, MD

“We are so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man. A good friend to my Dad, my brother, my husband and myself. We know him from camp and he...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Patti Cars - Salem, NH - Friend

“John, you will be greatly missed. You were an amazing friend who battled for 6 years and never quit. We will miss the many great memories , laughs,...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Brenda and Antonio Nevano

“My Dear Friend John Paul, Rest in Peace. We grew up together in Charlestown. You, your brother Al, my dear brother Paul, Eddie G. and myself became...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Charles Bassett - Lynn, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

John Paul Napolitano died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 15, 2019. He was 71 years of age. John was born in Boston on February, 17, 1948. He was raised in Charlestown, attended Charlestown schools and lived in Charlestown for many years. Mr. Napolitano moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a top notch chef at the Binion's Casino in the old town section of Vegas in the rooftop restaurant for 15 years and then also as a bartender for 10 years. He also worked as a bartender in North Station in Boston for many years. After returning to Massachusetts he lived with his mother in Charlestown until she passed away. John Paul then moved to Melrose 7 years ago. He loved the ocean, the beach and spending time at the lake in Wakefield. But most of all he loved spending time with his Godson Khoury at his cottage on Province Lake in Wakefield, NH, boating and fishing. He often would kid around with Khoury and say " let's take the boat to Maine" because some of Province Lake was actually in Maine. John Paul also spent a lot of time with Rosemarie Nevano and her family during the holidays, at cookouts and family gatherings. John was the loving son of the late Ruth (McCann) Napolitano and stepson of Anthony. Beloved godfather of Khoury Passamonti. Caring brother of Alfred Napolitano & his wife Donna. Cousin of Donna Brietzke & longtime friend of Rosemarie Nevano. Loving uncle of Janine & Mark Roberge, Gregory & Brenda Nevano and great uncle of Antonio Nevano. Also survived by numerous cousins, family members and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM, followed by a funeral service at 7:00PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923