SALEM - Mrs. Napolina (LeBlanc) Thompson 66 and (still fabulous) of Salem, beloved wife of Matthew R. Thompson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in the comfort of her home, with her family by her side.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Mary (Utt) LeBlanc. She was raised and educated in Salem, attending Salem Public Schools.
Nappy started her professional career at the young age of 13, working in the families restaurant Mary’s Lunch in Salem. She dedicated her career to the restaurant industry. Nappy was a waitress at The Salem Diner and Borah’s Restaurant in Beverly for many years. She also tended bar at The VFW in Salem and Peabody. Nappy spent the last 14 years of her working career at Mayflower Cleaners in Marblehead.
A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; Nappy was very committed in her children and grandchildren’s endeavors. She was a very proud grandmother always attending her grandchildren’s school activities and sporting events. Nappy was a loyal, diehard Boston RedSox fan; some may even say she predicted the 2004 win of the World Series. She also enjoyed attending Salem High Football games, especially when her daughter Scotti-Ann was a proud member of the witches football program. Nappy was a life member of The Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 1524 in Salem. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband Matt of Salem, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; Nappy is survived by her daughters, Scotti-Ann Belo and her husband Marc Littlefield of Kennebunk, ME, Shana M. Thompson and her significant other Peter Brenckle of Salem. Her sons Carey C. Malia of Salem, Raymond R. Thompson of Lynn, Zachary J. Thompson and his wife Ashley of Medford. Her 7 grandchildren, Bruno Jr, Cooper, Noah, Anthony, Addisyn, Jack and Luca. Her siblings Paul Leblanc, Kathy Carroll, Michael LeBlanc and Carrie Jean Almadani and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend Nappy’s visiting hours in O’Donnell – Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., Salem, Ma 01970 on Saturday, October 3rd from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nappy’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., (Suite B-102) Danvers, MA 01923 or to Mass General / North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. Sharing written remembrances and condolences during this time will be essential in helping Nappy’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting her eternal tribute at www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family.
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