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Gerard J. "Gerry" Nappy

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Gerard J. "Gerry" Nappy Obituary
Gerard J. "Gerry" Nappy

AGE: 85 • Sunset Beach, NC formerly West Long Branch

Gerard J. "Gerry" Nappy, 85, of Sunset Beach, NC and formerly of West Long Branch, NJ died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Nancy Nappy; three children including Alice (Jonathan Miller) Nappy of Potomac, MD, Thomas (Theresa) Nappy of Huntington, NY, and Barbara (Chris) Petersen of Pinellas Park, FL; five grandchildren including Caitlin Miller, Devon Miller, Corinna Miller, Kristen Nappy and Carolyn Nappy. He is also survived by his "west coast family" including Kim (john) Staff, Heidi Bressler, and Eric (Kathy) Bressler and four grandsons.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jean E. Nappy.

Gerry was born on November 23, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Anthony and Leila Nappy. He was a 1949 graduate of Xavier High School in New York City and a 1953 graduate of Georgetown University. He played forward for the Georgetown Hoyas and was drafted by the NBA's Syracuse Nationals.

He served in the U.S Army, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He later spent 35 years working in the corporate office for Prudential Insurance in Boston, MA, Newark, NJ and Holmdel, NJ before retiring in 1991.

Gerry was an avid golfer, living at Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach for 25 years.

A Memorial Mass was held for Gerry Nappy at St. Brendan;s Catholic Church in Shallotte, NC on September 28th.

Donations may be made in memory of Gerry to the Xavier High School Annual Fund online at www.xavi or by mailing a check to:

Xavier High School

30 West 16th street

New York, NY 10011
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 5, 2017
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