elevated 12dPb February 5, 1929 ~ February 27, 2021
elevated 12dPb Beloved Husband of Rossana (pre deceased 2019), Loving Father to Paul Jr. (Sharan) and Loving Grandfather to Luca, Marco and Matteo. Missed by his extended Family in Rome, Italy.
elevated 12dPb Paul was born in Rome to Alfonso and Anita. He was the eldest of 5 children and the only son. Paul lived a Big, Beautiful Life. He was the heart and soul of every party. He was the definition of generosity.
elevated 12dPb After graduating from the University of Rome with a degree in Civil Engineering, in 1953, he went to East Africa to help design and construct roads and services for British Petroleum. He came to Canada in 1956 and made Toronto his home with his wife, Rossana. In 1956 he joined Swansea Construction and helped design and build the Gardiner Expressway and the roads to Pearson International Airport. His involvement in road, sewer and water main design and construction continued to 1993.
elevated 12dPb In 1993 he co-founded Empire Communities, now, one of the premier homebuilding companies in the country. He took his role as company Elder statesman seriously, mentoring many young people along the way. He stressed the dignity of honest work to all of his employees. And took great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of every Empire home and condominium. He was never afraid of a challenge in life and reinvented himself numerous times. All with great success.
elevated 12dPb His well earned retirement was spent in the company of his Family and friends in Toronto, Acapulco and his beloved Rome. Unfortunately, his last years were hampered by Alzheimer’s Disease. We are grateful for the care he received at home from Dr. Fabio Varlese, and his caregivers, Ofelia, Rowena and Giorgio. He will be missed by so many people, but we take comfort that he is reunited with Rossana and Lorenzo, playing cards and laughing his big, beautiful laugh.
elevated 12dPb In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society https://alzheimer.ca/en , in honour of Paul.
elevated 12dPb Unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family service will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm. To view the service, please click on the link below.