Paul Zangrillo

Paul Zangrillo

April 01, 1942~May 12, 2024

Paul Zangrillo passed away on May 12, 2024. He was born on April 1,1942 in Formia,
Italy, to Giovanni and Anna Zangrillo. After the death of his father, he was raised under
the care of his mother and stepfather, Mario Iannotta.

At the age of 13, Paul moved to Brooklyn, New York, marking the beginning of a new
chapter. It was there that he met his lifelong love, Rosalie Tomasi. They married on
October 5, 1963. Not long after, his daughter, AnnaMarie, and son, John, were born. In
1969, Paul brought his family to Staten Island and his family grew when his youngest
daughter, Christina was born.

Paul built a long, reputable career as a construction superintendent, contributing to the
development of high-rise buildings in Manhattan. His unwavering commitment to always
do the right thing and never take the easy way out led his family to rely on him for
advice, guidance and stability. He was always ready to help his children and friends. He
enjoyed being home and living a simple life.

After retiring, he and Rosalie relocated to Naples, Florida in 2002. They have nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Paul took great pride in his Italian heritage
and his adopted country, often sharing stories of his life both in Italy and his experiences
in America.

Paul’s legacy of love, laughter, and wisdom will forever be cherished and remembered
by all who knew him. He made the world a better place, and while we mourn his loss,
we also celebrate his remarkable life.

Paul leaves behind a loving family who adored him: his wife, Rosalie; children, Anna-
Marie (Anthony) DePalma, John (Kim) Zangrillo, Christina (Sal) Bazaz; grandchildren,
Dana (Joseph) Sansonetti, Anthony (Brittni) DePalma, Johnny (Brianna) Zangrillo,
Nicholas Zangrillo, Tabitha Bazaz, Christian Bazaz, Sara Bazaz, Kinzley Bazaz, Abigail
Bazaz; great-grandchildren, Gabriella Sansonetti, Chloe DePalma, Anthony Joseph
DePalma; siblings, Vincent (Nonna) Iannotta, Phyllis (Thomas) Puglia, Anna (Joseph)
Nigro, Mario Iannotta; and numerous beloved in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, siblings Joann Menchicchi, Frank
Iannotta, Connie Finazzo, step-brother Bruno Iannotta, and his in-laws, Phillip and Mary

The Zangrillo family will hold a viewing on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 10:30am-12:00pm, at Naples Funeral Home, located at 3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34104.

The funeral mass honoring Paul Zangrillo will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 1:00pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34120.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at


Naples Funeral Home


St. Agnes Catholic Church


Marie Trippiedi

May 13, 2024, 5:57 pm

To my Niece Rosalie and family,
Please accept our Deepest Sympathy for the passing of Paul. Rosalie please be strong and remember all the good times. Love you all
Aunt Marie and family.

Maryanne Murphy

May 13, 2024, 10:18 pm

to the Zangrillo Family,
Deepest condolences to all of you. you are all in my prayers and will be thinking about you. Aunt Rosalie, he loved you so much and will always be by your side. He was a wonderful uncle to me always. love Maryanne. Tomasi/Murphy

Beth (Brown) Gitlin

May 13, 2024, 11:26 pm

Words fail me to fully express my deep sense of loss at Paul’s passing. They simply don’t make people like Paul any more. We will not see the likes of a man of such fine caliber in this lifetime. It’s been 55 years that I have been fortunate to know both Paul and the Zangrillo family, first as neighbors on Bleeker Place, and now more family than lifelong friends. Such a blessing my path crossed with yours Paul! I will always treasure the memories!! Godspeed on your journey home…..I’ll see you on the Other Side! Have always loved you, and always will!

Josephine Scala Giordano

May 15, 2024, 12:07 am

Our deepest heartfelt condolences. May God give you all the love and strength during this most difficult time ♥️ Paul, I have known you since I was 7 years old, and I will cherish those Bleeker Place memories forever. Especially, the hospitality and love that you and Roe have shown to both Tony and me as we grew older, from teenagers into adulthood. Life changes and time goes by. But when our paths came together, we were always so happy to see you. We had the pleasure to see you last year at Gabriella’s Communion, always handsome as ever! May you always rest in peace, and may God shine His light over the legacy that you left behind.

With love always, Josephine & Tony And with deepest sorrow from John & Tina Scala, Michael, Christopher, and Ariana Giordano

Paul and Rose Marie Sciacca

May 15, 2024, 12:54 pm

To the Zangrillo Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prays to you all.
Rest in peace Paul.

Paul and Rose Marie Sciacca


May 15, 2024, 4:19 pm

Dear Rosalie and Family , Our deepest condolences to you all we are so sorry for this tremendous loss . May Paul RIP . Paul was such a sweet kindhearted gentleman , he was also so funny always making jokes and had everyone smiling and laughing. He always gave so much of himself to his family . He will be greatly missed by all . Sending love and prayers to the entire beautiful family he created .. All our Love Linda, Dominick, Daniella , and Dominick xoxoxo

Richard DePalma

May 15, 2024, 4:24 pm

To the Zangrillo Family , So sorry for your loss may Paul Rest in Peace condolences and prayers being sent your way. With Love Richard DePalma

Josephine Frasca Simpson

May 16, 2024, 3:12 pm

To my cousin Rosalie and her family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God be with you and keep you all.

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