ALBANY – Paul F. Pezzolla, 69, of Albany passed away peacefully at home on Friday March 17, 2023 after a long illness. Paul was born in Albany on January 6, 1954 , son of the late Francis P. Pezzolla Jr. and Marcia V. Fish Pezzolla. Paul resided in Albany and East Greenbush all of his life and was a graduate of Guilderland High School class of 1972. He started his career as a truck driver with the Teamsters working for various companies. He retired from the Albany International Airport, as a Jet Bridge Mechanic. His greatest joy was spending time with family and long-time friends. His love and pride for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren knew no bounds. Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting , classic cars and a “good fishing story”.
Paul is survived by his children, Shannon E. Pezzolla of Delmar, Paul F. Pezzolla Jr. of Westerlo, and Nicholas A. Pezzolla (Tracey) of East Greenbush; his grandchildren Leah DiPisa, Victoria Sweetman(Austin) and Salvatore Pezzolla; his great grandchildren Isabella and Theodore Sweetman. He is also survived by his brothers, Peter Pezzolla(Sue) of Albany and Stephen Pezzolla (Lisa) of Knox and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7p.m. Interment will be at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Paul’s family suggests that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Paul’s favorite charity. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral , please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Paul’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).
This is a video tribute to Paul:
Rest in Peace Paul. You will always hold a special spot in my heart .
Love and prayers to the Pezzolla family,
What a guy, my father-in-law, so many years and so many memories. What I will remember most about you, was your complete and unconditional love for your children and grandchildren. In going through old photos recently, it struck me that the theme in each photo was your love shining through to all that were around you. I will miss your smile, quirkiness, annoyance, and famous sayings. You have left a lasting imprint on the two men that I love the most. Thanks for loving them, taking care of them and all that you did for my family. I will do my best to watch over them as they struggle with such an unsurmountable loss. May your soul be free of all your earthly burdens, rest easy.
My deepest condolences to the Pezzolla family. I’ll always remember Paul’s humor and kindness.
To the family, friends and neighbors of Paul I’d like to offer my condolences for your loss. i hope he is now at peace after his struggle. To Lisa and Steve, I miss you “guys”. Conversation with Martha is, well we agree on too much…..Miss, (some), of those political talks with you and certainly those “rural living” ones! All the best. Doug