Obituary: Joseph A. DeNapoli, 90

Joseph A. DeNapoli, 90, of Southborough died on Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home after a short period of declining health.

He was the husband of Janet (Scott) DeNapoli for over 51 years.

Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late Antonio and Clementina (Repucci) DeNapoli.

Joe was a graduate of Franklin High School and a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He earned his degree from Wentworth Institute of Boston and for 42 years he was an electrical engineer for Reliance Electric, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St Anne Church of Southborough where he was an usher for many years. Joe enjoyed gardening and taking cruises with his family. His last one was this past February.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Jean DeNapoli of Coventry, CT; Janet Maguire and her husband Shawn of Southborough; Jo-Lynne DeNapoli of El Portal, CA and Southborough; 2 grandchildren, Rodger and Lena Maguire; his sisters in law, Barbara Houston of Northborough; Lois Scott of Grafton; a brother in law, James Scott and his wife Jenny of Wilmington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his siblings, John D. DeNapoli, Herbert D. DeNapoli, Eleanor Jarbeau and Vera Brian.

Visiting hours [were] held on Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Route 30, Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 25, at 10 AM at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Route 30, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to The Town of Franklin, for the Franklin H.S. Enrichment program, c/o Mariam Goodman, Franklin High School, 355 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038.

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(Obituary via  Morris Funeral Home)

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