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Anthony Paragano

April 2, 2024
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Anthony Paragano Obituary

Anthony Paragano, 86, of Mendham, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Anthony was born in the Italian section of Newark and grew up in Irvington with his sister and two brothers.  Directly after graduating High School, he served in the army as a carpenter.  He learned his craft from his family that began in the building business, and his passion for construction led him into the same industry.  Early in his career, it became evident that he possessed an extreme creative sensibility, and this manifested itself into a successful career of more than 50 years in construction and development, all inspired by his distinct point of view.  Starting out small building single family homes, his business expanded to large developments throughout northern NJ.  Anthony had a unique talent and appreciation for both design and mechanics, and it was evident in everything he touched.  With all of his success, to him the greatest achievement was his extraordinary marriage, large family, friends and deep-rooted appreciation of his Italian heritage.  Anthony’s life symbolizes the pinnacle of the American Dream, and the values and strong work ethic that he instilled in his children and grandchildren will preserve his memory for generations to come.

Beloved husband of 64 years to Josephine Paragano.  Devoted father of Francine Paragano, her husband Joseph Tobia, James Paragano, his wife Lynn, Lisa Paragano, Thomas Paragano and his wife Therese.  Cherished grandfather of Nicole, her husband Donald, Christopher, Joey and Matt, Michael, Bianca, Leah and Christian, Nicholas and Julia.  Proud great-grandfather of William and Lucia.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Anthony was pre-deceased by his parents Vincent and Carmela, and his siblings Nazario, Emil and Rose.

Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Friday from 4-7pm.  Funeral on Saturday, assembling at the funeral home at 10am, followed by the funeral mass at St. Vincent the Martyr Church in Madison at 11am.  Entombment at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in E. Hanover. 

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April 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonardis Memorial Home
210 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Funeral Assembly
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Leonardis Memorial Home
210 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Funeral Mass
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
St Vincent's Martyr Catholic Church
26 Green Village Rd
Madison, NJ 07940

April 6, 2024

Gate of Heaven Mausoleum
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936


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