Margaret L. (Davis) Nappi

Portland, ME - Margaret Lorraine (Davis)Nappi (Nana, or Nana Peggy to some) passed away on New Year’s Eve 2017, surrounded by her loved ones, following a brief illness. She was 90 years old, born on October 24, 1927. One of five children born to Clyde Davis and Edna Nixon Davis, she grew up on Munjoy Hill where she met the love of her life, Benedetto J. Nappi, Sr.  They had six children and were together until Benedetto’s death in 1990.

As a young woman, Peggy attended Cathedral Schools and later graduated with distinction. She was employed at a young age at JJ Nissans and HP Hood and many years later at Unum and Maine National Bank.

Her greatest joy was caring for three generations of children, her own and then her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. A soft spoken, lovely lady, she will be sadly missed by her five surviving children and spouses: Benedetto J Nappi, (wife Judy), Mary Miller (husband Timm), Sandra Rizzo (husband Sully), Lorraine Spydell (husband Barry), and Regina Nappi (husband Michael Robinson). She will also be dearly missed by her surviving thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a newborn son, Peter; three sisters, Mary Lawler, Helen Fontaine, Edna Chapman, and a brother, Charles “Sonny” Davis.

There will be a private ceremony in the spring to celebrate her long life.


0 #3 Ed Lawler 2018-01-08 14:01
I'm sorry to hear of Aunt Peggy's passing. She was the last of our parents' generation, and I somehow feel that we have now lost our link to the past. I'm sorry that I couldn't have gotten up there to see her.

Condolences to the family.

Ed (Skip)
0 #2 Linda Fenton 2018-01-05 02:08
To the Nappi Family,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom.
I remember her as a lovely, gentle, and kind woman. A fond memory of my teenage years was on occasion being asked to trim her hair in her kitchen on Broadway. After we may have had tea and toast. I know you will all miss her deeply and I’m sorry for your loss.
Linda Fenton
0 #1 Jenessa Nappi 2018-01-04 15:07
To our NANA,

We were so lucky to have you for all these years, and I am forever grateful for the time you had with my son, your B.B. That was divine. His love for you and yours for him will never ever fade. You taught him so much. It was a special sight to see. Now I need someone to help show the "lefty" ropes!

All our love. BB will never forget you.
Jenessa Margaret, Jason and Bentley

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