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James P. "Jay" Napoleon

Born: Tue., Sep. 25, 1923
Died: Fri., Jul. 3, 2015


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 07, 2015
Location: Meadows Funeral Home

Lying in State

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Jul. 08, 2015
Location: St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., Jul. 08, 2015
Location: St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church


Wed., Jul. 08, 2015
Location: All Saints Cemetery

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James P. "Jay" Napoleon, age 91, was born on September 25, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Peter and late Dora (Polizzi) Napoleon; he married his beloved wife Lena Bousk in 1946 in Chicago.  Jay and Lena were married for 65 years before Lena died in 2011.  They were blessed with two children:  Mark (Vicki) Napoleon and the late Karen Napoleon.  Jay was like a second father to Judy (Mike) Gerambia.  He was the dear brother of the late Rosalie (late James) Moss and late Dolly (late Frank) DiOrio; Jay was the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

While serving in the US Army Air Force in WWII, Jay flew 35 combat missions as part of the 8th Air Force, 446th Bomb Group, from Bungay Airfield from June - December 1944.

He was an active volunteer and multiple office holder with the parent organization of Mt. St. Joseph, 24955 N. US Hwy 12, Lake Zurich, IL  60047.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in loving memory of Jay may be made to Mt. St. Joseph at the address above.

Charitable donations may be made in James 's memory to the following organization:

Mt. St. Joseph
24955 N. US Hwy 12, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Tel: 847-438-5050

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Rae Ewald
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
Well, Jay, you've gone to be with your girls:)
Godspeed...you'll be terribly missed!

Deborah & Megan Gustin
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
Heartfelt condolences to James' family and friends. Megan and I enjoyed being neighbors with such a nice man who always wore a smile. We will miss you James, but so glad to know you will be with your wife and daughter now.

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