February 5, 1928 ~ May 15, 2020


Resided in: Southington, CT

Eva Darrow Naples, 92, of Southington passed away on May 15, 2020 at her home, her family being present. The daughter of Marsden and Anna Darrow; Eva lived her life in Meriden and Southington, Connecticut. Eva is predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Naples, proprietor of the Berkley Market. Time spent with family and friends was Eva’s passion and she welcomed all to her home for many gatherings. Her favorite activities have always included walking, reading and gardening; taking great pride in her daffodils and perennial flowers. Eva was a devoted member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southington. She served with compassion on the Women’s Guild and as one of originators of the Caring and Sharing Committee. Eva retired in 2002 as a paraprofessional at Southington High School. Working with her students was a pleasure and joy. Eva is survived by her children Dawne, Peter (Diana), and Jeffrey (Suzanne); grandchildren Jonathon (Laura), Kristin, Taylor (Carly), Brandon (Suzanne), Kaitlyn, and Jennifer (Zachary); great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Johnson and Margaret Niland, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Services are being privately held and are under the direction of Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden. A memorial service will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the memorial fund at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol Street, Southington, CT 06489 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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  1. Dear Dawne & Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved Eva. She was such a kind, loving woman with whom I enjoyed speaking on many occasions. Eva was truly one of a kind and will be missed. May all the wonderful memories you have of her give you comfort during the difficult days ahead. I’m sure there are many, many good memories. You…and Eva…are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. She will be missed by many. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Naples since I was less than 5 years old. Carol and I send our condolences to all of the family.

  3. To my dear Aunt. You were there for me and so many others in Good times and times of trouble. When your sister, my mom, died 45 years ago you stepped into my life to love and support my needs. You loved my children and always showed concern for their well being and lives. You have been our strength and hope through the years through your illness and struggles and inspired all of us to be strong. Your endless sweet smile and soft heart always brought peace to those around you. Your kindness was unending. I grew up in your home and everyone always felt like your home was a part of ours. We love you and are so lucky and grateful you were in our lives for so many years. Rest In Peace with Nick, mom, Grandma and others.

  4. Dawne,

    Sue and I cannot fully express to you are sorrow and sympathy for your mother’s loss to you and your family. You will all be in our prayers.

    You have been a great friend to me and my family. Every time we met your mother she was a delightful and wonderful women to us.

    Please let me know when your memorial service is going to be held.

    Your Friends
    Paul, Sue and family

  5. Aunt Eva your beautiful face and your loving personality are truly going to be missed at the family union. Hope you have been reunited with your family.
    Love you
    Jules and Laure

  6. So sorry for your loss. May the memories of you mom, grandmother, aunt be with everyone forever. Nothing replaces a mother’s love.

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