Carmela L. Napoli

Carmela NapoliCarmela L. Napoli, 94, passed away on May 4th in Redmond, Washington. She was born on June 21st 1921 in Seattle, Washington to Antonio and Assunta Napoli.

Carmela grew up in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle. After high school she graduated from Business College and attended classes at University of Washington. She worked for The Federal Government as a secretary and then executive secretary including the Federal Aviation Administration where she worked for 33 years.

Carmela was a member of the “Order Sons of Italy in America” (Fedele – Seattle Lodge), she was the recording secretary for the club for 30 years. She was the Director/editor of the Northwest Italian News for 13 years. She enjoyed reading and trying new things. She also received awards from the FAA for Employee of the Year in 1980 & Meritorious Award winner from the National Order of Sons of Italy in 2005.

Carmela is survived by her sister Margaret Johnson of Redmond, WA and her many nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews that she loved as her own children.

Carmela was preceded in death by her parents Antonio & Assunta, sisters Rose McGerry and Elizabeth Branica.

A funeral service will be held at Holy Family Church – 7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA. 98033.

May 12th, 2016 / Rosary at 10:30AM followed by funeral mass at 11:00 on.  The family will be greeting friends and relatives at Holy Family Reception Hall after the funeral mass services. Burial will follow the reception at Lake View Cemetery (family only).


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to “The American Stroke Foundation”. Condolences may be left on Carmela Napoli’s online guest book.

3 Responses to “Carmela L. Napoli”

  • Walter McGerry says:

    Aunt Mel will live on in my memory and in her influence on the development of my character. She was an important mothering influence in my life.

  • Toni Roy says:

    Carmela (Mellie) was my Godmother and I fondly recall how she remembered me all my years growing up. She is
    my father’s cousin (Joe) and he told us how Mellie was
    born and lived in the upstairs duplex on Davis Place in

    We grew up knowing all our cousins in our close knit
    Italian family. I admired, respected and loved Mellie
    very much.

    Toni Anne Napoli Roy

  • Connie Bandiera(nee Licastro) says:

    Carmela was my father’s cousin (Australia) and whilst we never met in person, we have for years corresponded by mail and in recent times, via Facebook and it was evident that she was a lovely and caring member of her family. It was a privilege to have known her even from as faraway as Australia. R.I.P. Carmela xx

    Connie Bandiera and Licastro families.

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