Vincent John Nappa
1936 - 2020
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Vincent John Nappa

Palm Bay - Vincent John "Vinny" Nappa, 84, of Palm Bay (Florida), passed away at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was the husband of Mary Emma Woodward, whom he met in Nashville in 1958 while he was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. They shared 62 years together.

Born January 27, 1936 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Vincent was the son of the late Pasquale Nappa and Letizia Simone. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1978, retiring as a Sergeant Major. Among his many service awards, he received the Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars, two for valor for heroic actions in combat while serving in Vietnam.

He was always happy, and he was always singing even in his last hours. He will be remembered for his love of life, devotion to his family, and exciting stories. Family and friends will always remember his festive holiday gatherings and his pasta.

Vinny is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Sherry (Steward), sons Vincent and Christopher, and their spouses; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and two nephews.

The viewing will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida, 32909 at 11:00 a.m. Military honors and interment will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America at or the Disabled American Veterans at

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Published in FloridaToday from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
Our condolences to Mary and the family. So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dave and Elaine Simone
November 19, 2020
Our deepest sympathies.
Frank and Barbara Nappa
Frank Nappa
November 19, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rhonda Manis
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