Paul Potolicchio

Paul A. Potolicchio

Tuesday, November 30th, 1926 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Paul A. Potolicchio, 92, a resident of Pompano Beach, FL formerly of Stamford passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. He was born in Stamford on November 30, 1926 to the late Joseph and Jennie Tito Potolicchio.
Paul graduated Stamford High School in 1944. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served in Okinawa Japan during WWII. When Paul completed his military service, he returned home and shortly after joined the Stamford Police Department. He served the City of Stamford proudly for 32 years.
Paul had a passion for bowling and ran the Youth PAL bowling league for 20 years at Stamford Bowlarama. In his retirement Paul enjoyed golf with his buddies, playing cards, baking, the New York Yankees and spending time with family.
Paul is survived by his devoted wife, Diane Crawford Potolicchio of Florida, his loving children, Lynn Yanicky and her husband Glenn of Stamford and Joseph Augustin, Jr. and his wife Helen of Florida, as well as his grandchildren, Lauren Serafino and her husband James, Lindsey Yanicky and Kelsey Augustin and great granddaughters, Abby and Grace Serafino. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Paul was also predeceased by his three brothers, Al, Sam and Frank Potolicchio and a sister, Marie Ayles.
A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 12, 2019 for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Paul’s memory to the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, One Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Monday, August 12th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, August 12th, 2019 10:30am
    Church of St. Cecilia
    1184 Newfield Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06905
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  • Interment

    St. John's RC Cemetery
    25 Camp Avenue
    DARIEN, CT 06820
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Donations are being accepted for: Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center.


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Peter Rustici

Posted at 06:44am
Paul was the epitome of a true gentleman. I always loved to see and talk to him when he visited the firehouse. He had a very calm demeanor and may he rest in peace.

John Farrell

Posted at 07:03pm
My sincere condolences to the Potolicchio family . I had the pleasure of working with Paul for many years at the Stamford Police Department. He was a excellent Police Officer and a gentleman. I learned much from him. Rest in Peace Paul.
P.O. John Farrell S.P.D. Ret.


Posted at 04:40pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)

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