Nappi, Marlene A., (nee Travaglio), 74, of Pompton Plains, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony P. Nappi who passed in July of 2018. Loving mother of three children: Tina Mezzina and her husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, and Anthony P. Nappi Jr. and his wife Nicole. Marlene was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren. Dear sister of Frank Travaglio and his wife Gaeta and Joseph Travaglio.
Born in Paterson, NJ, Marlene married Anthony in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell where they lived until they retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004. Marlene resided in Williamsburg for 15 years before moving to Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains a year and a half ago.
Marlene was a registered nurse who dedicated much of her life to helping others. Throughout her life and no matter where she lived, she belonged to many clubs and organizations. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. She was a former member of the Little Falls Women's Club and "Blooms that Brighten" organization in Williamsburg. Most recently she was a member of the Bocce Team in Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains. Marlene gave much of her time to many charities and was a long time volunteer at Eva's Soup Kitchen in Paterson, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10 AM at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 359 Central Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. Father John Chadwick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlene's memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10122 or give.ocrahope.org