Theresa A. (Chirasello) Napolitano, born and raised in Brewster, N.Y. passed away peacefully on November 17, 2017, at the age of 81 at Sapphire Nursing Home, Wappingers Falls, New York. She was born May 8, 1936, to Carlo (Carl) Chirasello and Antoinette (Nettie) LaGalla. She was predeceased by her parents and by her brother Anthony (Tony) Chirasello.

Theresa was employed at Guideposts in Carmel until her retirement. After a few years, she went back to work part time at The Eagle Eye Thrift shop in Brewster. She also belonged to The Red Hat Society, Inc. and enjoyed meeting with her friends for luncheons. Theresa was also a member of the Lake Carmel Ladies auxiliary for a short while.

She was a communicant of St. James the Apostle Church while she lived in Carmel, N.Y.

Theresa was the beloved mother of Diane Napolitano, Sandi Savarese and Greg Napolitano (Christine). She leaves five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to remember her.

All of her life, Theresa’s role was “the dishwasher” of multiple pots, pans and bowls during all of the holiday meal celebrations.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Viewing will be from 10-12:00 with a short prayer service at 11:30a.m. Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512. Cremation services will be held privately followed by a burial at the convenience of the family.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s association http:// or to Hudson Valley Hospice who were especially helpful and of great comfort during the last weeks of her life.

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