HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken hospitality scene has sadly suffered the tragic loss of pizzeria owner Frank Volpe.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to help with Volpe's treatment, "Frankie" tested positive for COVID in late January. Weeks later, he had a high fever and entered the hospital. He was able to return home, but later had to be airlifted to another hospital in Pennsylvania in mid-February that had the resources to address his severe infection. After a cardiac arrest in late March, Volpe struggled for a number of days, and passed on March 30. He was 42.

Volpe was the owner of Napoli's Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza, with locations at 1118 Washington Street and 133 Clinton Street.

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"He will always be remembered as being an amazing father and husband, boss, business owner, brother, son, and friend. He was a bright light in this dark world. Frankie was truly an incredible human being with so much love and life within him," read the posting on the GoFundMe page.

Volpe is survived by his wife and three sons.

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