Obituary: Robert Stephen Napoli


NAUGATUCK — Robert Stephen Napoli, 66, died peacefully on March 2, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital.

Robert was born on Jan. 28, 1955, in Bridgeport, a son of the late Joseph and Julia (Cejkovsky) Napoli. Robert was raised in Bridgeport, where he attended local schools and graduated from Harding High School. He worked as an automotive sales technician; was a Cub Scout pack leader and he loved the New York Yankees. He was noted several times in various newspapers for the wonderful Halloween decoration displays at his home. He always made sure that his family took a yearly vacation and explored the world. He wanted to ensure that his children had the best life experiences that they ever could.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Napoli, and is survived by his daughter, Nicole Van Dyke and her husband, Chris Van Dyke, and their three children, Olivia, Declan and Devin of Naugatuck; his son, Robert J. Napoli Jr. and family of Waterbury; his brother, Joseph Napoli and his wife, Joan Napoli, of Long Island, N.Y.; his sister, Sandy Corso and her husband, Paul Corso, of Monroe, N.C.; his longtime companion, Donna Zappone of Naugatuck; as well as his nieces, nephews, cousins and many other extended family members.

Per his wishes, Robert will be cremated and there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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