In Memory of



Obituary for Frank Paolicellil

In the early morning of Wednesday March 20, 2024, Frank Paolicelli went home to be with God. Born on October 6, 1946 in Queens, New York, Frank was 77 years old.

Frank married the love of his life, wife Sandra, on August 8, 1971 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills, New Jersey. Theirs was love at first sight and they celebrated 51 years of marriage together.

Frank served in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and served his country honorably in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. He made annual Memorial Day visits to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and was a lifelong friend to the men he served with.

Frank was a 45-year resident of Holmes, NY and an active member of St. John the Evangelist parish in Pawling. Frank had a lifelong love of cars, motorcycles, and racing. Frank was a loving husband and father and good friend to all who were lucky enough to know him.

The son of Frank and Mary (Cambria) Paolicelli, Frank is survived his wife Sandra of Holmes, NY; his daughter Phaedra of Wappingers Falls, NY, son William Benjamin of Los Angeles, CA brother Richard of West Islip, NY along with extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11am at St. John the Evangelist in Pawling, NY. Interment will follow at Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY. Friends may call at Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson on Monday April 1 from 4 to 8pm.