OBITUARY

Peter Gruppuso

January 1, 1935November 13, 2020
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Peter “Pete” Gruppuso of Naples, FL was 85 when he suddenly passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 13, 2020. Pete was born January 1, 1935 in Alcamo, Italy to the late Melchiorre Gruppuso and Vincenza Vivona. From Sicily, Pete and his family immigrated to Canada before settled in Warren, MI.

As a young man, Pete took over and ran his family’s car wash for over 35 years. In 1998, Pete and his wife, Nancy moved to Naples, FL. Pete was a man of deep faith. He was a long time parishioner of St. William Catholic Church in Naples, FL and a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

In addition, Pete and Nancy are lifetime honor members of the Naples Italian American Foundation where they have been active members for over 30 years. Pete’s greatest passion was spending time with his family, walking his dog Barkley and watching movies.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 35 years Nancy Gruppuso of Naples, FL and his sister Sarah Nazione of Warren, MI. He is also survived by his two daughters Virginia Lentini (Alessandro) of Macomb Township, Michigan and Mary Munoz of Naples, FL and his step son Salvatore Biondo of Macomb Township, Michigan.

Pete was also the proud grandfather to seven grandchildren Caterina (Gerald) Schueler, Angela (Scott) Pitrago, Giuseppe Lentini, Alessandra Lentini, Marco Avila, Pietro (Nyssa) Avila and Cristian Avila and five great grandchildren Gino and Camilla Schueler, Enzo Pitrago, and Giovanni and Luca Avila.

Pete’s wake will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, November 23rd from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. A Catholic mass will take place on Tuesday, November 24th at 10:00am at St. Williams Church in Naples, FL. Pete was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all who shared his life and wisdom.

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Rick and Nina Beverin

November 24, 2020

Nina and I have nothing but wonderful memories of our time spent with Pete. He taught us so much about Sicily and our Italian Heritage. We always admired his strong work ethics and his love for his family. We will never forget the wonderful vacations and holidays we spent with Pete and Nancy. We will miss his zest for life and his warm and generous heart . We are deeply saddened by his loss, but forever grateful for the time we shared with him.

Bill Diamond

November 20, 2020

Nancy
Our Deepest Condolences on your loss.
Bill Diamond
Carlisle Naples

Brigitte Beverin

November 17, 2020

My favorite memory of Pete was when I was little he picked me up and helped me pick mangos off of trees. (One of my first memories as kid) RIP

Janie Martinez

November 17, 2020

Nancy & Family
Our thoughts and prayers during your loss of your beloved Peter.
Even though he is gone, he will always be alive in your hearts.

Janie & Lupe Martinez

Fran McDonald

November 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. It’s always a sad grief for the whole family. I will pray for peace of mind for all of you. Love Fran Mcdonald

Michele Azzolina

November 16, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Our love to Nancy & family

Cheryl Young

November 13, 2020

Nancy
So sorry to hear about your husband. This is a sad time for you and your family, but know that you are in my prayers. I pray for the healing of your heart.
Cheryl

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