Paul Piccione, 86, of Waretown, NJ passed on Saturday, September 16, 2023. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned an engineering degree from New York City College before marrying his high school sweetheart, Virginia Cecere. Following college, he began his career in the construction field, where he quickly demonstrated his abilities as an innovator through his achievements at Meadows Cost Estimating Service NYC and Wood and Tower Cost Estimating in Princeton, NJ - later acquired by the McGraw Hill Company - where Paul held a general manager position for over 25 years. In later years, Paul founded, owned, and operated a construction cost estimating business known for being at the forefront of computerized cost estimating.
Paul placed a high value on family and community, serving both, wearing a multitude of hats.
To his family, he served as a doting son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. Paul was not only present for every major milestone in the lives of his children and grandchildren, but also the activities of their day-to-day lives to include sporting events and minor achievements. His most notable service to his family was his devotion to his wife in their 65 years of marriage.
To his community, he served as a champion of building a better tomorrow. Paul served as a Committeeman of Manalapan Township from 1973-1978, stepping in as Deputy Mayor for a year of his term; Manalapan Township Police Commissioner in 1974; an original member of the Western Monmouth Utility Authority (WMUA), playing an instrumental role in bringing utilities to all of Monmouth County; President of the Morning Harbor Homeowners Association from 1990-2000; and Founder of Building Evaluations, Inc., a small business primarily serving municipalities, in 1987.
While many in this world serve others as a means to seek praise or their own interests, Paul served his community because he was an altruist. His commitment to pioneering a better tomorrow for his community was fueled by his love of his family and his country. Paul was a patriot, who felt it was his responsibility to serve his community.
Those who knew Paul knew you would never find him without a smile. His radiant joy touched the lives of everyone around him - from the lasting friendships he made as an avid fisherman to the waitstaff pouring his coffee at IHOP. Paul elicited laughter and generated good times wherever he went. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and community.
Paul passed away in his home in Waretown, on his own terms, surrounded by the love and company of his family. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Cecere) Piccione, children Karen A. (Piccione) Graziosi and Anthony M. Piccione, five grandchildren Cristina Graziosi-Drake, Anthony P. Piccione, Erica Graziosi, Bianca (Piccione) Morson, and Paul M. Piccione, and his siblings Anthony Piccione and Sandra (Piccione) Ricci. He was the son of Anthony Piccione and Amelia Bevilacqua, both deceased.
Visitations will be held for Paul at the Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ on Thursday, September 21st from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Paul at St. Mary’s Church in Barnegat on Friday, September 22nd at 10:30am followed by his entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park in Waretown. (www.BarnegatFH.com)
In lieu of flowers donations to support the Parkinson's Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. This may be made either through instagram by going to Paul's granddaughter Cristina's instagram, username is "one_lucky_duckie," and if they add her as a friend, they can donate on her post with Paul. People without Instagram can also donate directly on the Parkinson's Foundation website in his name "Paul Piccione" Support the Parkinson's Foundation - Parkinson's Foundation (convio.net).
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