A Mass of Christian Burial took place July 9 at Corpus Christi Church, Chatham, for Peter Dapas. He was born on April 12, 1924 in Rovigno, Italy to his parents Luigi and Teresa. He had one sister, Flora (predeceased), and a brother, Francesco who passed away serving in World War 2. He came to this country in 1940, and lived in the Pacific Northwest, where he had worked in the U.S. Forest Service, and for the Northern Pacific Railway. He married Angelina Minervini in 1946 and settled in her hometown of Hoboken. He and Angelina had three children, twins Linda and Karen, and Dr. Frances Dapas. He is also survived by Frances’s husband, Dr. Allen Traficante. He worked as a New Jersey longshoreman all his life, and eventually retired in 1987, spending many happy summers at the Jersey Shore. He always made time for his beloved artwork, and created many beautiful oil and watercolor paintings, plus lovely wooden sculptures. He was highly intelligent, loved to read, and to keep up with current events. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved to be out in nature. In his later years, he liked cooking for his family, and spending time with them. Services arranged by Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, Chatham.
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