Carmine Napolitano, a longtime resident of Fairfield, NJ and owner of Carmine’s Barber Shop in Bloomfield, passed away on Sunday November 29th, 2020. He was 78.
Carmine came to the United States at the age of 16 in search of the american dream. He only knew one person who helped him get started on his new life. Carmine met Lucy and they were married in October, 1963. Lucy came from a big family, 4 sisters and 2 brothers immediately Carmine became part of the family. His father-inlaw and mother-inlaw Mario and Maria Girardi adored him.
He was blessed with so many family gatherings over the years.
Carmine opened up his first barbershop on the south side of Bloomfield and worked there for many years. On September 11, 2001 he moved his business to the north side of Bloomfield - Broad Street. Carmine loved being around people, customers, family, friends and those who knew adored his genuine heart. His late son Frank Napolitano worked with him for many years. Carmine loved life. He loved barbecues, family dinners, horse racing, going to the casino. He recently enjoyed technology and being able to communicate with his sisters in Italy very often. He loved friends, neighbors and always made them feel special. He especially loved his grandchildren, 3 boys and 3 girls. He was blessed and had a special connection with each one. Carmine was a special person who has forever touched our lives.
Carmine leaves behind his loving wife Lucy Napolitano, their children RoseAnn Kostecki and her husband Edward, Michael Napolitano, and his wife Gabrielle, and daughter in law Julie, wife of the late Frank Napolitano. Carmine also leaves behind two sisters and 6 grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to visit on Thursday, December 3rd, from 2 to 5pm, at Halpin Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad Street in Bloomfield. A virtual vigil service will be held at 4pm on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, and can be accessed by clicking on the photo and link below or going to https://youtu.be/r-_RhNE0d4c. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Friday, December 4th at St. Thomas More Church in Fairfield. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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