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Carmine Paolini

1933 - 2023


On October 6, 2023 Carmine Paolini was called to his heavenly home. Carmine was born in Flushing, Queens on March 11, 1933 to Italian immigrants, Antonio and Antonetta Paolini. He was the youngest of 4 children - Mary, Basil and Michael. After high school, he enlisted in the Army. He often spoke of how fortunate he was to have been able to travel the world during his service. In 1964, he was introduced to the love of his life, Anna Palma, by a mutual friend, who knew they would be a perfect pair. They married on May 7, 1966, and were blessed to have been married for 57 years. Their family legacy lives on in their 4 children; Anthony Paolini, Joseph (Rachele) Paolini, Annette (Michael) Reo and Maria (Billy) Shamah, as well as their 10 grandchildren, between the ages of 28 and 16.

The Paolini family lived in Carmine's childhood home in Flushing until they moved to their new house in New Hyde Park, NY in 1973. As a postal carrier in Flushing, Queens for 35 years, he was well known and appreciated by the neighborhood, so much so that when he retired, several families threw a retirement party in his honor on Northern Blvd.

Carmine loved to play and watch sports. He played golf, football, baseball and basketball, but football was his favorite. He was a dedicated Giants and Mets fan and had countless Giants shirts, hats and memorabilia. Eventually Carmine became a baseball and basketball coach for the teams his children played on. All of the children he coached felt appreciated and acknowledged for their contributions to the teams they were a part of. You could almost always find Carmine and his family on weekends at the beach during the hot Long Island summers. He loved Centre Island beach on the north shore of Long Island. Getting to the beach early and leaving late was his ideal day. Ralph’s pizza in Bayville, NY was the family’s favorite after-beach place to eat and enjoy the Long Island Sound sunset. On Sunday mornings, the family headed to mass at Notre Dame parish in New Hyde Park. Even while away on summer vacation, they would find a church to celebrate mass.

It was no surprise that Carmine became a devoted grandpa. The grandchildren enjoyed time with him at the park, beach, pool, or just hanging around the house. He attended many of their sports events and was there for every milestone. He always had time for them, and they all loved him in return.

Carmine was loved by his family, friends and anyone that had the good fortune of getting to know him. He was soft spoken with a great sense of humor and had nicknames for his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed for many reasons but most importantly his selfless devotion to his family and faith.


Monday, October 9

2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Tuesday, October 10

10:45 AM

Notre Dame R.C. Church

45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Holy Rood Cemetery

111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY


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