Adele Carmela Vasapolli

September 18, 1932June 23, 2019

Adele Carmela Vasapolli, 86, of Lexington Park , Maryland passed away peacefully on June 23, 2019, with her daughter Lori by her side where she left us to be with her dear husband Joe in heaven. She was born on September 18, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Eugenio Macchia and Mattia Tanzola. On January 14, 1951, at Saint Finbar’s Church in Brooklyn she married the love of her life, Joseph Vasapolli, Jr, where they went on to enjoy 62 years of marriage and raised two sons and a daughter. A native New Yorker who never lost her accent lived many years in Maywood and Downey, California and for the last seven years she made her home in Lexington Park, Maryland where she enjoyed many wonderful hours playing Yahtzee, watching soaps and listening to country music with her daughter Lori. She also belonged to a ladies Bunco group that she enjoyed playing monthly. She is survived by her son Joe and his wife GG, her son Gene and his wife Margie, and her daughter Lori and her husband Larry. She is also survived by her grandchildren Karrie, Joey, and Kelli and her great-grandson Addison. Donations in her memory can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and to the Hospice of St Mary’s. There will be a viewing at Miller Mies Downey Mortuary on July 17th from 4pm to 8pm with a 7pm Rosary. A funeral service will be held in Downey, California at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on July 18th at 10:00am with burial in Riverside National Cemetery at a date to be announced.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Rosary in Chapel Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 18, 2019


Adele Carmela Vasapolli

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Jessica Cantrell

July 5, 2019

I met the vivacious and stunning woman Adele while I was working in a salon. Her daughter Lori was a regular guest and brought her mother with her often. It was such a joy to get to see them on a regular basis and Adele was always so delightful to chat with. She had the best smile and was always so kind to me. I have not lived in Maryland for years now but keep in touch with Lori through Facebook. I met hundreds of clients over the years but there are only a special few that I still think of and Adele and Lori are definitely in my happy memories. I am lucky to have known such a vivacious and fabulous woman and her amazing daughter that was so wonderful to her. She will be greatly missed but I will always remember her beautiful smile.

Mary Donovan

July 4, 2019

Adele was a dear friend who I only knew for the years she lived in Maryland, she reminded me of my Mother and was always fun to be around. I will miss her at our monthly Bunco games. Her daughter, adored her Mom and I know she will miss her terribly . I know heaven gained an angel with Adele.

Love and Condolences to the Vasapolli family