South Hamilton — Nunzio Napoleone, 66, husband of Barbara (Pinto) Napoleone, died on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, after a short illness, with his family by his side.
Born in Castiglione a. Casauria, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Lucia (Bucci) Napoleone. He immigrated to the United States at the age of five, settling in Wellesley with his grandparents and brother. He moved to South Hamilton in 1978, where he has since resided.
Nunzio graduated from Northeastern University with a mechanical engineering degree, and compiled a fulfilling professional career at prominent Massachusetts technology companies, including Dennison Manufacturing, Wang Laboratories, PictureTel, Ezenia, and Mercury Computer.
A resident of the town of Hamilton for the past 35 years, he was actively involved in the Hamilton-Wenham community, having spent many years coaching youth baseball and basketball, volunteering at the Department of Public Works, and participating in various capacities at Hamilton Town Hall.
In his younger years, Nunzio loved competing in fast-pitch softball, and he always remained an avid local sports fan. Other hobbies he enjoyed included boating, golfing and pizza making.
He was a leukemia survivor, having been successfully treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2001. He was extremely appreciative of the opportunity to continue his life after beating this disease, and as such, he had asked for his bone marrow to be donated to Dana Farber for ongoing research.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he was a thoughtful man, extremely devoted to his family, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Christina Lucia Napoleone of Ipswich and Alissa Napoleone of Boston; a son, Michael Napoleone and his wife, Heather, of Wakefield; two granddaughters, Hailey and Taylor Napoleone; and a brother, Peter Napoleone and his wife, Donna, of Madison, Wis.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Sunday, December 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral services and interment to follow will be private. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. For information, directions, or to offer condolences, please visit www.campbellfuneral.com.