Jennie Papia
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Jennie Papia
  • June 21, 1917 - December 24, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Jennie Papia, 100, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2017 in Tampa, FL. She was born in New York City, NY and moved to Tampa at an early age with her parents. Jennie loved being around her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, arts & crafts and helping those in need. Jennie was a social worker with the Hillsborough County Neighborhood Service Center for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfredo and Vincenzia Duarte; her husband, Salvador Papia; and her son, Salvador Papia, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Pauline Valenti (Joseph); daughter-in-law, Carol Papia; her grandchildren, Monique Papia (Teresa), Dean Valenti (Leigh), Stephen Papia (Amie), Salvador Papia (Grace), Christine Grose (Douglas); 8 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and Godchildren. Visitation to be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 PM (prayer service at 7:00 PM) at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue. Funeral Mass will be Friday, January 5, 2018, at 10 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.