Southborough – Joseph A. DeNapoli, 90, of Southborough, died 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 before retiring in 1993.
He was a member of St. Anne Church of Southborough, where he was an usher for many years. He 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, Conn., Janet Maguire and her husband Shawn of Southborough, and Jo-Lynne DeNapoli of El Portal, Ca. and Southborough; two grandchildren, Rodger and Lena Maguire; his sisters-in-law, Barbara Houston of Northborough and Lois Scott of Grafton; a brother-in-law, James Scott and his wife Jenny of Wilmington, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, John D. DeNapoli, Herbert D. DeNapoli, Eleanor Jarbeau, and Vera Brian.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, April 24, from 4 -7 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Route 30), Southborough. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd. (Route 30), Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent 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.
To leave words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.