Anthony J. Napolitano, 79

Anthony Napolitano founder of Maria’s Ristorante passed away this weeks at the age of 79.

Mr. Napolitano opened his first restaurant, Napoli’s Restaurant on Veranda Street in Portland, in 1960. He ran it until 1972 and then opened the first Maria’s Ristorante in Westbrook. He ran that restaurant for four years before moving to its current location on Cumberland Avenue.