John M. Nappi, 66

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PORTLAND — John M. Nappi, 66, of Scarborough, died Jan. 5, at the Barron Center. He was born in Portland, the son of the late Joseph and Marilla (Ray) Nappi. He attended local schools, graduated from Portland High School in 1967 and attended Portland Art School.

Nappi was an avid collector of antiques, exhibiting an interesting and eclectic collection at the Pride’s Corner Flea Market and many other flea markets. He also spent many years traveling around with his father, buying and selling antiques.

Nappi was interviewed by journalist Diane Atwood, who wrote a newspaper article about Nappi and colon cancer. His advice to everyone was, “Always say yes to a colonoscopy” before it’s too late.

He is survived by his brother, Joseph B. Nappi; a nephew, Joseph C. Nappi; and a niece, Nicole M. Nappi.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Barron Center and Visiting Nurse Hospice.

There are no services planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nappi’s memory can be made to American Cancer Society of Maine, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Ste. 300, Topsham, ME 04086, or VNA Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.