Assistant Pastor for the Portuguese Speaking Community
Fr. Alvaro de Oliveira Joaquim O.S.J.
Deacon Carmine Mendicino
Director Music and Worship
Monday: Barbara Roehl (picture in process) Tuesday: Chris Wasko (picture in process) Wednesday: Theresa Lingobardo (picture in process)
Head Sacristan - In Memoriam
Martin Napolitano, Head Sacristan, 13 Years
Martin R. Napolitano 1925-2016
Marty, a resident of Scranton's Bellevue section, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 23. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Rose M. Fiorani Napolitano. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2016.
Born to the late Michael and Philomena Napolitano, he was raised in Scranton, and graduated from West Scranton Senior High School. Martin was a WWII veteran, serving with the Army Air Corps. After his military service, Martin worked in the construction trade; eventually beginning his own company, Romar Kitchens and Homes. After retiring he served as superintendent of the Lackawanna County Courthouse for a period of time.
Martin was a faithful and dedicated life long member of St. Lucy's Church, where he served as a sacristan, extraordinary minister, Director of Grounds and Maintenance. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society.
Even though in his eighties, Marty continued to help in the restoration of St. Lucy’s Church both as a repairman and contract consulter. It was not unusual to see him scamper up a ladder to fix something or change bulbs.
He was truly an inspiration to us all and touched the lives of many who knew him. Martin was a very generous, loving man. He loved his God, his wife and his family. His personality was contagious, always knowing how to make you smile and laugh, and he left a lasting impression on anyone he met.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, West Scranton, by the pastor, Rev. Sam J. Ferretti and assisted by Rev. Alvaro DeOliveira, O.S.J. and Deacon Carmen Mendicino.
Marty was truly “larger than life.” He will be missed by his St. Lucy’s family. Marty would always say goodbye with “Have a God day.” Truly, Marty is now having a God Day for eternity.