White Funeral and Cremation Service

3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC


Gerard James Nappy

November 23, 1931September 9, 2017

Gerard J. “Gerry” Nappy, 85, of Sunset Beach, NC died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Nancy Nappy; three children including Alice (Jonathan Miller) Nappy of Potomac, MD, Thomas (Theresa) Nappy of Huntington, NY, and Barbara (Chris) Petersen of Pinellas Park, FL; five grandchildren including Caitlin Miller, Devon Miller, Corinna Miller, Kristen Nappy and Carolyn Nappy. He is also survived by his “west coast family” including Kim (John) Staff, Heidi Bressler, and Eric (Kathy) Bressler and four grandsons. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jean E. Nappy.

Gerry was born on November 23, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Anthony and Leila Nappy. He was a 1949 graduate of Xavier High School in New York City and a 1953 graduate of Georgetown University. He played forward for the Georgetown Hoyas and was drafted by the NBA’s Syracuse Nationals. He served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He later spent 35 years working in the corporate office for Prudential Insurance in Boston, MA and Holmdel, NJ before retiring in 1990.

Gerry was an avid golfer, living at Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach for 25 years.

There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held for Gerry Nappy at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Shallotte, NC at 11:00AM on September 28th.

On line condolences may be sent to www.shallottefunerals.com

In lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Gerry to the Xavier High School Annual Fund online at www.xavierhs.org/give or by mailing a check to: Xavier High School 30 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011

Arrangements by White Funeral and Cremation Service of Shallotte, NC.


  • Mass of the Ressurection Thursday, September 28, 2017


Gerard James Nappy

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October 14, 2017

Nancy and I are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and classmate from Xavier High School Class of 1949. We will miss his joy of life and good humor.

We are consoled, however, by knowing that he has joined his Xavier and Georgetown basketball teammate, Bill Bolger XHS'49, playing "HORSE" or half-court with the angels.

Tom & Nancy O'Brien, Washington North Carolina


October 5, 2017

You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16