Paul Ferraiolo, Jr. was born on April 9, 1963 and passed away on November 27, 2017. Paul grew up in Verona, NJ and lived in various places in South Jersey before finally settling in Collingswood, NJ. Family and close friends remember Paul as a gentle and kind soul who was devoted to his children. He could always make people laugh and was an amazing story-teller, musician and performer.
Paul was a young Boy Scout and later a graduate of Verona High School, class of 1981, where he was active in the drama club, choir, concert band, and marching band, serving as drum major for 2 years. He Marched with the Hawthorne Caballeros, which he considered a major highlight of his life. He later attended Glassboro College, was a Brother in ZBT and continued to perform occasionally with local community theater and singing groups including many productions with the PGMC of Philadelphia. Paul continued to contribute his time and vast knowledge to others. He was a Legal Assistant for the nation’s only independent, non-profit, public-interest law firm in Philadelphia and Camden. Additionally, he received multiple awards and acknowledgements for his work as an AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer. His best achievement and Love of his life are his two beautiful children, Johnpaul and Fabiana. His love for life, humor and adventure will live on through them.
Paul is survived by his two children, Johnpaul and Fabiana and their mother Milli, his four sisters, Beth, Diane, Christine and Catherine, his mother Diane and father Paul Sr., his stepmother Kathy and her children Connie, Natasha and Leonard, and tons of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
A private ceremony was held with his 5 closest loved ones on November 29th, and a celebration of life is being planned for April 2018.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be considered in his memory to:
CURE – Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy; the leading non-governmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. They are highly rated by Charitynavigator.org with an overall rating of 95%.
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