OBITUARY

Anthony Paul Nappi

November 11, 1936July 7, 2018

Anthony Paul Nappi, 81, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene Nappi (Travaglio); three children, Tina Mezzina and husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, Anthony Nappi Jr. and wife Nicole; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Vincent Nappi; and siblings Emily DelVecchio, Mary Prinzo, Vincent Nappi, and John Nappi. He has eighteen nieces and nephews.

Tony was born in Englewood, NJ in 1936 and grew up in Fairview, NJ. He graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1954 and was in the Army Signal Corps from 1960 to 1962. He and Marlene married in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell, NJ. He was involved in numerous charitable organizations, including serving as president of UNICO, for which he was also Man of the Year. Tony successfully ran his own business for 30 years until he and Marlene retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004.

Tony loved God, his family, and country. He was incredibly devoted to his family and friends, sharing his enthusiasm for life and his incredible generosity. He enjoyed various sports, participating in basketball, golf, bowling and especially softball, which he played until he was 78. He loved to laugh. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time taking care of his yard and traveling with Marlene.

Tony was larger than life and will be incredibly missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10th, at Nelsen Funeral Home at 3785 Strawberry Plains Road in Williamsburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly, 140 Shepherd Lane, Totowa, NJ 07512. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Tony is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene Nappi (Travaglio); three children, Tina Mezzina and husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, Anthony Nappi Jr. and wife Nicole; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Vincent Nappi; and siblings Emily DelVecchio, Mary Prinzo, Vincent Nappi, and John Nappi. He has eighteen nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Lisa and Vincent Norcia

July 10, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Nappi family. Wishing you God’s Peace and blessings as you cope with the loss of your loved one. We have fond memories of Tony and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Speed.

Lisa and Vinnie Norcia

Tom and Marian Slotwinski

July 10, 2018

Marlene So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Saw Tony and you enjoying gospel music at our church. May you have strength and peace. Tom and Marian Slotwinski

Bonnie Klem

July 9, 2018

Marlene and family, Jon and I are so sad for you all. Tony’s smile was infectious! He never met anyone who wasn’t a friend. Our thoughts are with you all.

S P

July 9, 2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. My sincerest condolences.(John 5:28,29)

FROM THE FAMILY