Joseph J. Napolitano, Jr., 54 of Portland, died Sunday September 29, 2019. Born in Portland, he was a son of Joseph J. and Mary Flaherty Napolitano. Joe graduated from Cheverus High School, The Class of 1983 and from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Joe worked for Consolidated Communications for over twenty-five years, he was a bartender for many years at Erik’s in the Old Port and later at Bruno’s.
Family was important to Joe. He was a great dad; his son Jack was his pride and joy. They had a very special father and son bond. Jack appreciated the guidance he received from his dad on and off the field. They spent time together, watching different sporting events. Joe enjoyed watching his son excel in sports during high school and college. As a brother, he was the best, always there with advice or to lend a hand to help.
His circle of friends was a reflection of his caring, loving and generous ways. No one will forget his big heart and genuine smile. Once you were his friend, you were his friend for life.
Joe enjoyed volunteering his time coaching Jack’s basketball and football teams. He was an avid golfer, playing in many charity golf tournaments.
Joe was predeceased by his parents and his brother Peter S. Napolitano.
He is survived by his son Jack A. Napolitano and his sister Patricia A. Napolitano. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland on Friday October 4, 2019 at 10 am. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association 45 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101