November 21, 1930 ~ September 1, 2013
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.