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Adele Barrera-Minnella

December 21, 1919 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 98)


Adele Barrera-Minnella, 98, of Naples, FL passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018.  Adele was born December 21, 1919 in Pozzallo, Sicily to Innocenzo and Concetta Barrera.  She married the late Philip Minnella and had two children who survive her; son, John (Lisa) Minnella and daughter, Maria Alwill.  Adele, her husband and children arrived in New Jersey from Sicily by ship in December 1960.  They lived in Hackensack for 4 years before later moving to Saddle Brook, NJ. and has been a resident of Naples since 1999. 

Also surviving are her five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Giovanna (Giovanni) Cottone.  Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her three brothers; Francesco, Louis and Salvatore Barrera and sister, Maria Barrera.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.  with interment to follow at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions in Adele's memory may be made to Vitas Hospice at or to our local Alzheimer's Support Network at


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July 10, 2018

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel
2011 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109

Mass of Christian Burial
July 11, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34120

Interment following funeral service
July 11, 2018

Palm Royale Cemetery
6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34119


Vitas Healthcare

Alzheimer's Support Network
660 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 21, Naples FL 34102
Tel: 1-239-262-8288

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