Paul Anthony Falcigno, age 82, of Hamden, husband of Judith Falcigno, passed away on September 1, 2013 at St. Raphael Hospital. Paul was born in New Haven on November 21, 1930, son of the late Pasquale & Teresa DelPreto Falcigno. Besides his wife, he is survived by nieces & nephews, Agatha (Bill) Evans, Teresa (Ralph) Zichichi, Joe (Fran) Zichichi, Mary (John) Angus, Ann (Luigi) Ferraro, Pat (Helene) Zichichi. Rose DeRosa, Grace (Richard) Marriott, Agnes (Don) Cornwall, Sal (Noreen) Zichichi, Nancy Zichichi & Peter (Kim) Zichichi; step daughters, Elizabeth Mansfield of Waterbury & Barbara Pascarella of Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 step-grandchildren and several grand nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his sister Agnes Zichichi & her husband Salvatore Zichichi. Paul graduated from Hillhouse High School, Quinnipiac College and Wharton School of Finance. He was a US Army Veteran and a former Alderman for the city of New Haven. Paul was a Professor Emeritus of Marketing and International Business at Quinnipiac University. He also had the honor of creating and being the first Director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. An expert in the art of Bonsai, he was the first President of the New Haven Bonsai Society and mentor to the Beijing, China, Bonsai Society. He was a longtime member & Past President of the Hamden Rotary Club and a Past District Governor of Rotary District 7980. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Michael's Church, Wooster St, New Haven. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will take place in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute and sent to Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Avenue, AH-DVP, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. A wonderful man with a gentle loving soul and a heart so big that he managed to find a permanent place in it for almost everyone he met. Thank you, Paul, for finding a place there for me. Thank you for your friendship, confidence, and support since the day we met 20 years ago when you hired me at the poll. Your memory and your work live on.

  2. Dear Judy, Paul was my mentor at Quinnipiac, plus a great friend for all these years. I am forever grateful to him in helping me get my first job in marketing research at GE. He was a great individual. I loved his laugh because his entire body would move and ashes from his pipe would be going everywhere. I know that I speak for all that had Paul as a professor the he will always be remembered as an icon of the university. He really loved teaching something that he really loved. He loved conducting market research, and it was his insights for the creation of the QU Polling Institute. As Judy, I know that you will miss him as I will too. His spirit will always be present at the University. When Paul and you came to my wife’s funeral after this year’s bizarre meet the world to me and my family. So when I hear that the QU Polls says this, I will always be thinking of Paul. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. Godspeed to my friend and mentor. Sincerely, Joseph M Dunsmore, III Alumni ’71

  3. Dear Judy, sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Paul. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Sutphin Beagle Board Mom

  4. Judy, Paul was a fine man. The courtesy and thoughtfulness he showed others was abundant. My sympathy and condolence to all of his family. I know he will be missed. Rebecca Isenberg

  5. Paul was a remarkable teacher, mentor and a true gentleman. His intelligence, enthusiasm, sensitivity, insights and patience have served to enrich countless lives in and out of the Quinnipiac community. A local Bonsai .guru., he brought life to an ancient art form right in our own backyards. He has always been a model of curiosity, energy, resourcefulness and success. As a student and TKE fraternity brother of .Professor Falcigno. it was always a delight to hear him speak, share a humorous story or impart a new twist on every day life. His smile was not only genuine but contagious; The mustache, the swagger and of course the .pipe. back in the day! He will always be remembered fondly and as a kind, loyal friend. My sincere condolences to Paul’s family and loved ones. Frank K. Eitler Lee, NH QC/TKE ’72

  6. Paul was one of the most loyal Quinnipiac alumni. He was a good friend during our years together on the faculty and our friendship continued for many years after. We will all miss him.

  7. Paull was a lot of things to many people…but to a select group of students at Quinnipiac University he was founder, first president,brother and advisor to our fraternity Kappa Delta Mu (KDM). When KDM affiliated with a national fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), Paul was there along side of us pledging his allegiance to TKE. In school he was affectionately known as, .Mr. Fal. by the brothers. At any fraternity functions, he was simply .Brother Paul.. He was a wonderful inspiration to all our fraternity brothers and will always remain a .Frater in the Bond.. GBWY. Fred Russo ( TKE Prytanis)

  8. The passing of a good man always diminishes us a little but his memory helps to take the sting out of our loss. He was a very supportive adviser and great friend to Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi here on campus and I will always remember his efforts on our behalf. Rest in peace old friend, you’ve done a great service to all who have known you.

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