Vera Ladick Napoli (born Vera Charlotte Ladick) of East Hampton died on January 1.
She was born May 5, 1943 in Flushing, Queens, to Walter F. Ladick Sr. and Anna Ladick (nee Elias). Vera's family left Flushing when she was still a young child and moved to Miami, where she attended school. During the summer they would return to Long Island, where the family had purchased a former dairy farm and orchard in Holbrook.
Vera married John F. X. Napoli of East Hampton on March 21, 1967.
They lived briefly in Amagansett until the couple built a house in East Hampton, where she has lived for 38 years. She continued to spend time in Florida, where she maintained a home in Punta Gorda.
She filed for divorce almost two years ago, and the divorce was being finalized when she died.
Vera began working at Bridgehampton National Bank in 1967 and, except for a year she took off when she had her daughter, continued to work in the Bridgehampton branch until retiring in December 2001. She held various positions at the bank, including in the finance and accounting department, as a customer service rep, and as the receptionist.
She was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. She enjoyed arts and crafts, photography, traveling and baking.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle A. Napoli of Las Vegas, NV, and East Hampton, a brother, Walter F. Ladick Jr. and a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Ladick of Patchogue. Also surviving is a nephew, Dean Ladick of Miramar Beach, a sister-in-law, Bernadette Burton of Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, and a nephew, Jeffrey Steinwachs of Sarasota.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fighting Chance in Sag Harbor or East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach.