Giuseppe DePaulis passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84.
Giuseppe was born in Italy on Jan. 17, 1935. He was the second born son of Paulina and Enrico DePaulis and brother to his eight siblings: Gino, Clara, Maria Pia, Marilena, Antonio, Ludovico, Maria Grazia and Phil.
Giuseppe met the love of his life, Lucia Fini, in Boville, Italy. After she migrated to the United States with her family, Giuseppe followed her after serving in the Aviation Squad in Avelino, Italy. They were married for more than 60 years.
Giuseppe worked as a brick laborer in Queens, where he quickly learned that hard work paid off, and he started several successful businesses.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, gardening and traveling. Giuseppe and Lucia enjoyed their time together in Florida.
Giuseppe is survived by his three children: John DePaulis and daughter-in-law Silvia, Susan DePaulis and son-in-law Lawrence Lillo and Joseph DePaulis and wife Lisa.
He adored his nine grandchildren: Lawrence, Michael, Erica, Camilla, Christopher, Christiana, Joseph, Leanna and Nicholas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 20, between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road in Monroe.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. in St. Columba R.C. Church, located at 27 High Street in Chester.
Entombment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum located at 5468 Rte 9W in Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Eva Fini Fund /The Rett Syndrome Research Trust, at 67 Undercliff Road, Trumbull, Conn., 06611 or by visiting www.rsrt.org; to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105; or to Trustbridge Hospice of Jupiter Florida, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. & Brendan T. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.
For directions to the funeral home, St. Columba R.C. Church or Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, or to offer an online memorial, please visit www.flynnfh.com.