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Theresa (Muraco) Nappa

Theresa (Muraco) Nappa
  • February 9, 1919 - November 10, 2016
  • Melrose Park, Massachusetts
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“Thinking of all of you, much love, Barbara and John ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Bernardi - Tucson, AZ

“To John and the whole family, my prayers and best wishes. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA

“So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I look back fondly to all the great times Ann and I had with Terry and John. Sincere condolences to all family...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Don Whynot - Laconia, NH

“Dear John and Mary,My dear Aunt Terry provided many cherished memories and I am proud to have been a member of her extended family.Thinking of each...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sean Ryan - Las Vegas, NV

“Our families were very close, we lived near each other and I used to love to walk over to Aunt Terry's for supper, she always had tonic for me! She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Bernardi - Tucson, AZ

“Very sorry to hear about aunt terry. Many memories visiting her with my Nonnie (Anna Mae muraco Macinanti). She was a wonderful woman and I thought...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Ennion Williams - VA

“Thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: janice and daniel coughlan - 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 »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Theresa (Muraco) Nappa, of Melrose, died at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford on Nov. 10, 2016 at the age of 97. Theresa was born & raised in Winchester and a graduate of Winchester High School. She resided in Melrose for over 65 years and worked in Catalog Phone Sales for Sears in Saugus for many years. Theresa was an excellent cook & enjoyed candlepin bowling, ceramics and was a member of the St. Mary's Church Emblem Club in Melrose. She & her late husband enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, Florida and the islands. Theresa loved spending time with family on Suncook Lake in New Hampshire and her family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late John Nappa, Sr. for over 50 years. Loving mother of John Nappa, Jr. & his wife Mary of N. Chelmsford. Cherished grandmother of Adam & Lindsey Nappa, both of N. Chelmsford. Caring great grandmother of Alayna Nappa-Keefe. Devoted sister of the late Anna Merino, Frances Sylvester, Phil Muraco, Gaspar Muraco, Francis Muraco, Mary Casalinuovo and Grace Mistretta. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Nov. 15th from 8:30-10:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose at 10:30AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Theresa's memory to the charity of your choice.