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Dr. James Napoli

September 17, 1949 — September 7, 2022

Zimmerman, MN

Dr. James Frederick Napoli, (Jimmy), of Zimmerman, MN., passed away unexpectedly on September 7th, 2022 at 72 years young.

Jimmy was born September 17th, 1949 to Nick and Alice (Winberg) Napoli, in Hibbing, MN.  He was the youngest, and only boy, of four children.  He grew up in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1967.  He went on to study at the University of Minnesota and the Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri.  He began his 43-year career as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1978.  He worked with passion in his Fridley, Coon Rapids, and Andover area practices, serving patients with kindness, compassion, and a little bit of humor.  He was admired by patients, and respected by his peers; a friend to everyone. He had recently retired in the Spring of 2021.

Jimmy’s quick wit and sense of humor were enjoyed by all who knew him.  He enjoyed telling stories and making people laugh.  Conversations with him always made you smile as he offered humorous comments.

Jimmy loved the outdoors and had a deep love for animals.  He enjoyed water skiing, downhill skiing in the mountains of Colorado, and Scuba Diving in Jamaica.  He was happiest when he was cruising the chain of lakes up North in his beautiful wooden 1956 Chris Craft Capri.

He was preceded in death by his parents

Jimmy is survived by his three sisters; Marilyn (Joe) Biondi, Jonelle (Jerry) Krause and Susie (Bob) Fryckman; nephew and nieces, Lisa, Tonya, Tracie, Joey, GiGi, Kristin, and Lyndsey; many great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many great friends too numerous to list; including beloved cats, big kitty and little kitty.

He will be missed by all who knew him, especially by his three sisters.  They shared the truest, purest form of love, family and friendship.

Funeral services for Jimmy will be 12:00 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Hibbing.  The Rev. Fr. William Skarich will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 12 noon funeral Mass at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.

The Napoli family would like to thank everyone for helping in the search of our beloved Jimmy.  There were so many individuals, law enforcement, and businesses who were involved in this effort.  Thank you to all who offered their prayers and condolences during this difficult time.  Please know that you are all greatly appreciated and dearly loved.

To leave an online message of condolence for Jimmy, please visit us at:  www.doughertyofhibbing.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. James Napoli, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 8, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

MN

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

MN

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