Paolo “Paul” Maggiacomo, age 91, of Warwick and Lake Worth, Florida, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home in Warwick on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Concetta (Guida) Maggiacomo.
Born in Itri, Italy, a son of the late Vespasiano and Andriana (DeSimone) Maggiacomo, he came to the United States in 1950, initially settling in Cranston. He married and moved to Warwick in 1954. On June 22, 1964, Paolo “Paul” became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Paul was a self-employed barber and the owner of Louie’s Barber Shop on West Shore Road in Warwick for 42 years, retiring 12 years ago. He was also a small real estate entrepreneur. He was the living version of the American dream.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, who loved spending time with his family. He valued his friendships with the people in his community. He enjoyed discussing current events, politics, and telling the stories of his family’s life and upbringing in Itri, Italy during the World War II era and the Knightsville section of Cranston. He also enjoyed the simple things in life, but mostly sitting on his back deck overlooking Narragansett Bay, enjoying the peace and tranquility which he found there watching the ducks, swans, boats and ships passing by.
He is survived by his loving children, Mark L. Maggiacomo of Warwick, Paula L. Ferla (husband the late Alan) of Warwick, and Luisa A. Casale (husband Frank) of Warwick; two brothers, Carlo Maggiacomo of Cranston and Giuliano Maggiacomo of Saunderstown; six grandchildren, Carissa Ferla, Alan Ferla (wife Megan), Marcus Maggiacomo, Corey Casale, Jaclyn Maggiacomo, and Brett Casale; two great-grandchildren, Xavier Preuit and Dominic Ferla , his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends. He was the brother of the late Pasquale Maggiacomo and Maria (Maggiacomo) D’Amico. He was the Uncle of the late Carlo Maggiacomo and Joanne Maggiacomo.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, June 7, in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial was private in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Dementia Society of America. To leave condolence messages, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com