Jan. 30, 1924 - Apr. 16, 2014
Resident of Mountain View
Thomas Natoli, 90, of Mountain View, CA passed away after a short illness. He was born to the late Joseph and Josephine Natoli in Castellana Sicula, Sicily, Italy. Preceded in death by his beloved second wife Maria and his only son Thomas Jr.
In 1980, Thomas and his dear wife Marie moved from New Jersey to California and fell in love with the weather and the lifestyle.
Thomas was an active member of the Mountain View Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an avid golfer, wily poker player and an enthusiastic square dancer. He was a huge Yankee fan. Thomas enjoyed his profession as a retail butcher for more than 20 years.
He loved to travel in his younger years to Sicily, St. Thomas and Hawaii, where he enjoyed vacationing with his late wife Maria Natoli.
Thomas is survived by his three siblings: Santo Natoli of FL, Grace Natoli of FL, and Rosalie Boltach of NJ; and by his four grandchildren Thomas Natoli, Anthony Natoli, Mary Natoli Cotton, and Theresa Natoli. His ready smile and positive outlook on life was infectious, he made friends wherever he went. His family and friends will sincerely miss him.
In lieu of services, the family has requested a direct cremation and scattering of his ashes in Laconia, NH with his late son, Thomas Natoli Jr. In celebration of his long and happy life, a social gathering will be held in mid-May for relatives and friends to remember a wonderful human being.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 4, 2014