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NAPOLEONE, Carmelo Serafino

October 12, 1957 — January 15, 2016

The family of Carmelo (Melo) is deeply saddened to announce that he passed away suddenly, but peacefully on January 15, 2016 in his home, in Armstrong, British Columbia. Melo was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his children: Joseph and Christina Napoleone. He was also survived by his grandchildren: Kierra and Roman Napoleone; parents: Serafino and Carmela Napoleone; siblings: Grace (Rick) Kirton, Sebastiana (Kim) Hartness, Santo Napoleone, Aldo (Linda) Napoleone, Linda (Manuel) Dal Cortivo and by his many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Melo was born in Catania, Sicily, Italy on October 12, 1957. In 1963 the family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the mid 1980’s Melo settled on the West Coast and then eventually came to the Interior of British Columbia.  Melo loved his children very much and everything he did was for them. He was an avid outdoorsman spending endless hours camping, fishing, and telling stories about the “big one” that got away.  We will all hold fond memories of the good times we had with Dad/Melo in our hearts forever.

As per Melo’s request there will be no service. The immediate family will have a private gathering to visit his favorite fishing spot where he loved to take Joe and Tina when they were young.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Carmelo Napoleone.

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  • Carmelo, Gisella Napoleone and family says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy to all the and family.
    May God continue to comfort and give you strength to carry on such a loss.
    Love you all, your cousin Carmelo , Gisella & family.

    • Christina(Tina) Napoleone says:

      Thank you. I look at the pictures my dad had at his house, they’re now at my house, and I go through through them all everyday. The majority of his pictures are from when he was 17-23 years old. There are some pictures with you in them Carmelo, and you guys looked like you were not only very close, always doing things together, but you guys looked like you had a lot of fun times. My dad looks like those were some of the best times of his life, and he looks really happy and carefree in those pictures. It brings me a lot of comfort to know that my dad had many happy, silly years goofing around and being close with family. I know my dad’s family, extended family included, meant everything to him. He was always talking about family and he’d tear up sometimes, which was strange to see him like that because he was always this big tough sturdy rock in my eyes. When he would get teary-eyed that’s when I knew that whatever he was talking about really meant a lot to him. I just wanted you to know that and to thank you for giving my dad all those happy memories and fun-filled years. There is another male cousin in those pictures too, Fino I think his name is. You guys looked inseparable. I’m going to try and either get the pictures scanned and uploaded onto this site or take pictures of the pictures with my phone and upload them that way, whichever way is easier for me. I’m hoping to get those up tonight sometime. Take care, and thank you.

      • Fino Napoleone says:

        Please accept our deepest condolences. Melo was more than just a cousin he was a dear friend whom with I shared many good time and have lots of fond memories. Christina you couldn’t have worded it any better in describing your dad. During his younger days when we spent time together he was exactly as you’ve described him… Lots of fun and very care free. If you do manage to scan his photo(s) is really appreciate if you’d share it with me at fnapoleone1@gmail.com. Hopefully some day I’ll have a chance to meet you and your family.

        Fino, Ann, Candice and Ryan Napoleone

  • Pierina Amorim says:

    Manuel and I send our heartfelt condolence to his children, grandchildren and all his family. Melo was a very important part of our family before he moved to B.C. We have wonderful memories of days at his, or our home in Winnipeg. St Malo beach was one place we always went together with his siblings and parents. I can just picture him running and jumping in the water with Manuel and uncle Fino. Treasure the good times you shared with him.
    We will keep those memories in our hearts. Cousin Pierina and Manuel Amorim.

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