Obituary of Louis DiNapoli
Louis Di Napoli, Jr.
Gates: February 11, 2018. Louis was predeceased by his parents, Louis C. Di Napoli and Mary J. (DelCorvo) Di Napoli; step-father, Pat Aschettino & sister, Georgiann Aschettino. Survived by his children, Louis (Liz) Di Napoli, Kim Di Napoli & Kelly Di Napoli; sisters, Diana (Mike) Amico, Sharon (Steve) Burak & Janet (Joe) Barone; uncle, Clem (Diane) DelCorvo; many loving cousins, nieces & friends.
Louis’s visitation will be held Thursday, February 15 from 3-7 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 16 at St. Theodore's Church, 168 Spencerport Road. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450.
When we think of Louis, many fond memories begin to take shape in our hearts…
We remember Louis proudly sharing stories about his time spent in high school and college. After graduating with the class of 1961 from Madison High School, he attended Ithaca College. As he earned his degree in teaching, Louis held the position of goalie while playing hockey. Louis then used his degree to teach at a Catholic school in Rochester and at the Rochester Business Institute. Louis remained connected to his classmates through organizing and attending many class reunions throughout the years.
We remember Louis’s fondness for animals. Louis spent many mornings helping take care of and exercising his Uncle Clem’s Standarbred horses. He would bring home any stray animal that needed some food and a warm bed. Louis loved to spend time watching horse racing and mowing the lawn with his faithful Jack Russell Terrier, Winston. His daughters’ cat, Snookums, fell in love with him so much that she would hang out in the bathroom sink while Louis would get ready for the day. He even taught her how to wash her paws after she received her daily brushing from him.
We remember the passion that Louis had for cooking. During his lifetime he owned several successful restaurants. Janet, his sister, smiles when she reminisces about working for Louis at the Trailbreak restaurant and the mysterious disappearance of the hot fudge. Louis couldn’t figure out why the hot fudge kept getting lower if it wasn’t selling. When asked, Janet would just shrug her shoulders. Years later, she finally admitted that she was the reason the hot fudge was missing. Even though he became known for his hearty chili and delicious Italian wedding soup, his palate was always questioned when he and his brother-in-law, Joe, would stand over the grill laughing and watching their sausages or hot dogs get burned to a crispy blackness just like they wanted.
We especially remember the love that Louis had for his family and his friends. His love for Louis, his son, shines though in memories like playing catch in the front yard, taking him to a ballgame at Silver Stadium, bringing him his first bicycle, and catering his wedding. His daughters, Kim and Kelly, remember their father’s love in the memories they have of him joining them for every Thanksgiving and Christmas no matter where he lived or the amount of snow on the ground. Louis even loved his daughters after they gave him a “purse” for Christmas one year. Louis also looked forward to gathering with family and friends for any occasion from birthdays to weddings to sporting events. His favorite times were when the family was gathered around sharing stories, eating great food, dancing with each other, and laughing at life.
When asked why he knew so many people, Louis replied that he always made it a point in life to get to know anyone he met along his journey. This kindness that he extended to any new person he encountered is reflected in the many lives that he touched. Although he is on a new journey, the memories that we have of him will stay forever in all of our hearts.