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Margaret J. Napoli

June 17, 1930 — June 11, 2023

Sayville, New York

Margaret J. Napoli

Margaret June Napoli – Born June 17, 1930

Our mom will be remembered as always being incredibly kind and thoughtful, always putting the needs of her children above her own needs, always wanting what was best for all of us, always delighted to simply be with loved ones. She instilled in us a moral compass, reminding us to always do what is right, to reciprocate an act of kindness, to show respect for others and to have one set of manners.

Her spirit is left in the hearts of her five children, Laura, Anne, Colette, Mark and Rene, son in law, Tom and Kevin, and daughter in law Margaret,  as well as with her five grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Marina, Mark Jr. and Evangeline. Our mom passed six days before her 93rd birthday, and just short of celebrating the birth of her first great granddaughter, come August. She died peacefully on June 11th, 2023.

She lived at the Bristal in Sayville for the past 5 years, where she was adored by so many residents and staff alike. Her love for walking the grounds earned her the title of Best Walker in the building! We know she made some good friends there, who were drawn to her warmth and who, perhaps, needed her compassion.

Our mom loved spending time outdoors. She loved nature…wildlife, the water…flowers, the way clouds would paint the sky. She was in awe of anything that evoked a sense of peace or tranquility. She appreciated warm spring afternoons and the close of a cold winter’s day.

She was a very talented watercolor artist, and we are all grateful to have some of her beautiful pieces to remember her inner spirit and appreciation of the world’s natural beauty. Our mom enjoyed the simple things in life; watching the birds pick up seed, smiling at the way chipmunks would scurry to gather nuts in their cheeks, remarking on the exquisite change come autumn, as the leaves turned. Our mom was one-of-a-kind, someone not easily forgotten.

I think one of the things that we will all remember most about our mom was her comfort in the kitchen. She amazed people with the delicious meals she prepared and how much she enjoyed serving them. Being so careful to chop ever so precisely, to measure the exact amount of ingredients and to simply take her time. I think we all would agree that there were just some recipes that we couldn’t replicate, they just didn’t taste like way mom’s did. Giving, loving, nurturing… that was our mom, then giving, loving, nurturing some more.

Our mom has left her delicate mark on this earth, we are all certain of that. We, as her family, cannot yet accept her loss and are all suffering. We are profoundly saddened that she now only remains in our hearts, but oh how are hearts are full.

Rest in peace Mommy. God bless you. Our eternal thanks for all you have been to all of us. We will all forever love you.

In Lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

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Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home

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Friday, June 23, 2023

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