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Alfonse Napoli
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Alfonse “Snookie” Napoli, 74, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 10, 2018.

He was born in Utica, March 9, 1944, a son of the late Frank and Evelyn (Stefanini) Napoli. Al was educated in local schools and graduated from TR Proctor High School in 1963. Following high school, he worked in the radio receiver division of General Electric on Bleecker Street. Al was a licensed plumber, and owned and operated Steuben Plumbing for over forty years.

On November 6, 1965, he married his childhood sweetheart, Rockie Pisano. Al and Rockie have shared over fifty-two loving years, totally committed to each other and their family whom he cherished above all else. His six grandchildren and two great grandchildren were his greatest joy.

An avid outdoorsman, Al loved to hunt in the Adirondacks and spent many hunting seasons at “The Utica Club” camp that he and his friends built and enjoyed for many years.

A true gentleman in every sense of the word, Al was beloved, not only by his family, but also his many friends. Ask anyone that knew him and all would say, “what a great guy!”. Snookie will truly be missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rockie; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie Napoli, of Utica, and daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Joseph Talarico, of New Hartford; his grandchildren, Alphonse, John Jr., and Frank Napoli, Jack, Sophia, and Joey Talarico; two great granddaughters, Gianna and Santina Napoli; brothers-in-law and sister-in law, Larry and Rae Ann Pisano and Michael Pisano and Donna Caruso; a nephew, Anthony Pisano; and many beloved friends too numerous to mention. He was also predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Margaret Pisano and brother-in-law, John Pisano.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Historic Old St. John’s Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Hospice and Palliative Care, for their loving care and compassion, and special thanks to his dear friend, Pam Flemma, who was always there for him.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Al, please consider donations to Hospice and Palliative Care.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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Our condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We were so sad to hear of the loss, too early, of this kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debra (Fusaro) and John Baker

Written by John Baker
2018-08-12 10:18:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Snookie was always so nice over the years. I was always amazed by Dad and his dedication to their hunting weekends away at the camp. Over 50 years of friendship and hunting together. Sending you my deepest sympathy and prayers. Love Trista Nurod-Fitch

Written by Trista Nurod- Fitch
2018-08-12 11:52:07 PM

My husband & I are so sorry for your loss Rockie!! All of our family will greatly miss Al. Our love & prayers are with you & your children during this difficult time!! Love cousin Judy & Larry <3

Written by Judy (Stefanini) Freitag
2018-08-12 4:11:11 PM

My condolences to the family Such a nice man Always remember him visiting my brother when our dad passed To just sit with him God bless

Written by MaryAnn Buckpitt (Colangelo)
2018-08-12 4:17:10 PM

John, Debbie, Rockie and Danielle, We are very sorry to hear about Al's passing. Thinking of all of you. Love, Leslie and Gaetano

Written by Leslie and Gaetano Spina
2018-08-13 11:50:32 AM

Rockie, We are so sorry to hear this news. It's truly tragic to lose someone who brought so much joy and laughter to others. But we hope that you remember all the good times, the wonderful family your built together and the way he made everyone smile. Relish these thoughts and his memory will live on. Our Deepest condolences during this difficult time. Love, Mike Racioppa and Dan Casatelli

Written by Michael Racioppa
2018-08-13 1:49:00 AM

Snook, May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be alway be at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face,the rains fall softly on your fields and until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Written by Don Greico
2018-08-15 6:45:26 PM