August 23, 1938 – December 21, 2020
Mrs. Concetta Minopoli was born August 23, 1938 in Naples, Italy. She had a challenging childhood when her mother died leaving her alone at the tender age of 11. She stayed at home to raise her brother until she was 15. She then began working to aid in the support of her family where she met her husband Ferdinando Minopoli while working for his sister. Married to her husband for 37 years before his passing she was a dedicate wife.
Helping to fulfill her husband’s dreams, she joined him as they immigrated to the US in 1966. There they both began a life with meager resources. Working tirelessly day and night often sleeping only a few hours they persevered. Raising their children, learning a new language, studying hard to become United States citizens they assimilated. The once quite Italian women began to find her voice, find her strengthen and build a home.
Her highest level of dedication was always her family. Being “Nonna” was her life. Her grandkids got the absolute best of her giving her the happiest times of her life. She evolved again raising her grandchildren. Having the freedom to enjoy, participate, and have fun with each of them gave her strength to continue after the death of her husband and refocus. And refocus she did, living through and for them, her smiles occurred when they were near. The more of them around and happier she was.
Nonna departed this life Monday, December 21, 2020 in her home after a long struggle with several physically debilitating illnesses. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Ciro (Denise) Minopoli, Nunzia (Friedrich) Metz, Aimee (Harold) Ramsey and Tony (Stacie) Minopoli; grandchildren Cassandra (Evan), Erica (Zachariah), Alexander, Kimberly (Jeffery), Ciro, Brandon, Adam, Zachary, Chrissy (Jake), Carrie, Daniel, Sean (Amanda) and Crystal (Todd); twelve great grandchildren; brother, Antonio (Elvira) Prezioso Naples, Italy; sister-in-law, Margherita Minopoli, Maryland, MD; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held on January 2, 2021 at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn & South Lawn Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only immediate family will be able to attend. Family may attend viewing at 9am with services at 10am. In lieu of flowers family requests donation be made to a children’s foundation of your choosing.
January 14, 2021
To my cousins,
I share your lost for a beautiful warm hearted person. We loved your mother and will truly miss her.
Love Ruth and Tom Roubal
January 2, 2021
My Aunt, a wonderful and kind women that spent her life dedicated to her family. We love you and will always remember you. Rest in Piece Zia.
January 2, 2021
My Godmother Zia Tina was always so good to me, and I always loved seeing her. I will miss her dearly.
January 1, 2021
To the Minopoli Family
I am so sorry to hear about Your mom
Growing up living next door to The Minopoli Family was like a second family to me .. and all of us .. going to Bayless across the street to get thread for her .. And I think her knowing we liked going not only to get the thread .. we flirted with the carry- out boys and grocery stockers.. she started setting time limits to be back .. but we always told her there was long lines.. Tina will be missed .. But she will always be in our hearts .. ❤️ Nancy Azuelo
December 28, 2020
Zia Tina was a blessing in our families life. Her thoughtfulness for others and her love of children will be missed. RIP Zia!!!
December 28, 2020
My beloved Zia Tina will be greatly missed and our great memories will go on in our hearts and minds.