Nappi, Anthony P., 81, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene Nappi (nee 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 years old. 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 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 13th at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A funeral mass will held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Home of the Elderly, 140 Shephard Lane, Totowa, NJ 07512.