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John Senappe Jr.

October 24, 1930 - July 20, 2014
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JOHN SENAPPE - John Senappe, 83, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2014. Born in Hartford, Conn., he spent his early years in the small farming community of Rocky Hill, Conn. He enjoyed the country life and for a time thought he would become a farmer. That quickly changed when the family moved to Providence, R.I., a big city compared to Rocky Hill. He graduated high school but had no interest in going to college. It was about this time that he met and fell in love with Carol Bardell, who would later become his wife. The Korean War had started and in February 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Later that year he...
JOHN SENAPPE - John Senappe, 83, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2014. Born in Hartford, Conn., he spent his early years in the small farming community of Rocky Hill, Conn. He enjoyed the country life and for a time thought he would become a farmer. That quickly changed when the family moved to Providence, R.I., a big city compared to Rocky Hill. He graduated high school but had no interest in going to college. It was about this time that he met and fell in love with Carol Bardell, who would later become his wife. The Korean War had started and in February 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Later that year he married Carol and began an eternal partnership.
During a most rewarding naval career, he served in all enlisted pay grades and was later commissioned a mustang Ensign under the LDO program. He served on numerous ships, squadrons and stations, advancing through the officer ranks to retire as a Commander upon completion of more than 30 years in the service of his country. He earned numerous awards and commendations for his exemplary service and achievements during his long and honorable service. He was extremely proud of his country, his family, and the Navy. He was preceded in death five weeks ago by the love of his life, his wife Carol, with whom he enjoyed 63 years. He is survived by his three children, Cynthia Lentz, Stephen Senappe, and Bonnie Johnson; two grandchildren, Crystal Shinosky and Daniel Lentz; and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Danny Lentz.
Family will receive friends 5-7 PM on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park. Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 AM, Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5752 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL with Father Rafal Mazurowski officiating. Burial will follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1 PM. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com



Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange Park, FL.

"John Senappe Jr. a man of character, commitment and love of his wife and family. I met John on a wonderful day of thanks, on Thanksgiving, at his daughter's..." Gail Star-Cloutier (Elbert, CO)

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