Paul Pallett

  • Born: September 19, 1946
  • Died: January 6, 2021
  • Location: Pelham Manor, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Pallett, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on January 6th 2021. He was 74 years old. Born in New Rochelle to Frank and Marie Pallett, Paul was one of eight children. He was raised in Pelham where he attended Hutchinson Elementary School and Pelham Memorial High School. It was during elementary school, when Paul met the love of his life; Eileen Fitzpatrick with whom he recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary.

After graduating PMHS, Paul attended SUNY Farmingdale and then enlisted in the army. He proudly served his country from 1967-1969 during the Vietnam War, stationed in Korea and Germany as a K9 specialist in the military police. One of his proudest moments in the military was representing the US Army during the fiftieth anniversary of the1918 Armistice Commemoration; in a parade through the streets of Paris in1968.

Paul was honorably discharged from the service in September of 1969 and would quickly propose to his future bride Eileen in that same month. The couple would marry at St. Catharines Church on September 27th, 1970 and later be blessed with two wonderful children; Darleen and Paul Jr. Paul lived his entire life in Pelham. Anyone who knew Paul would tell you he was larger than life. He was a kind, generous and loving gentleman who loved to help and give back whenever he could. Many remember Paul serving his beloved Village of Pelham as a Town Trustee in 1986 and 1987.

He was a self-made business man who continuously created opportunities for himself, friends and family. His first business was a franchise owner of Coca Cola distribution routes in Westchester, which he sold in 1984 to spearhead a career in Commercial real-estate. Paul loved real estate. He knew every building in Westchester and the Bronx and loved to talk about them and their possibilities.

In his spare time, Paul loved to play tennis, take family to the beach and travel. He loved to garden and sing. He was a champion tennis player at the New York Athletic Club, a sport he taught himself as a young adult by hitting tennis balls against the wall at the Grand Union in Pelham. He never missed his son's hockey games and was always front and center at his daughter's theatre performances. Family was everything to Paul and nothing excited him more than watching his family do well.

He will be remembered as a kind soul with a tireless work ethic and a smile for everyone. He was like a big teddy bear; always there to support you whenever support was needed. Most of all Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father, amazing grandfather and a friend to everyone he knew. He is survived by his wife Eileen, his daughter Darleen (Mark) Sobolak, his Son; Paul (Collen) Pallett, his grandchildren; Ava, Marky, Kendall and Ellie and his 2 brothers Ralph (Carolyn) and Harry (Denise) and his lovely 5 sisters Fran (Joe) Zacchio, Anne (Dino) Miano, Louise (Nick) Barile, Doris (Ralph) Cavaretta and Kathy (Susan Siegel) Linder. He is also survived by his dear sister in law Elizabeth (Jack) Cole.

In the interest of everybody's health and safety, a private celebration of Paul's life for family will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, in Pelham New York on Sunday January 10th from 2-5pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catharines church located at 25 Second Avenue in Pelham New York on Monday January 11th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all

Posted by Paul Bonfiglio - Poughkeepsie, NY - Family Friend   April 16, 2021

We were shocked to hear of Paul’s passing. He would always stop and chat on his way up down Country Club Lane. Always with a smile and a good word. He will be missed. Our heart felt condolences to his wife Eileen.
Rest easy Paul...

Posted by Frank & Lida DeVino - Pelham, NY - neighbor   March 27, 2021

Paul.Haven't seen you since THE 80s.we played tennis together at courts on central ave and you and I would meet at THE leewood courts in Eastchester.George szarmach introduced us when you had your coke my former tennis buddy.

Posted by Joel Quient - Ossining, NY - Friend   February 21, 2021

Such a shock for this bear of a man. Always a pleasant demeanor and kind words for people. Working hard and always having a good time along the way.
He was a man of his word and respected by all who knew him. I had the pleasure of being his neighbor in Pelham for a while and he always had a funny real estate story or the latest big deal to tell me about. I will miss him and offer condolences to his family.

Posted by John Williams - Pelham, NY - friend   January 18, 2021

I will miss you, Paul. Always a gentleman with a great sense of humor, and a terrific tennis partner and fellow trustee.

Posted by Bill Kaelblein - Pelham, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021


I just found out about this today. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and I will remember him fondly.

Posted by Barbara Haggerty - Pelham, NY - Acquaintance   January 12, 2021

so very sorry.

Posted by bob parisi - Pelham, NY   January 12, 2021

Paul was a giant of a man; in kindness, patience, tolerance and understanding. A giant of a personality, always ready with a helping hand or a laugh. Paul leaves a giant hole in many hearts. He will be greatly missed by so many.

Posted by Ann Rende - Pelham, NY - Friend   January 11, 2021

Paul, For more than 30 years you were a friendly competitor in Real Estate. I wish there were more like you. We closed deals without even a handshake. Thank you old friend, the memories of our times together will bring me smiles, and I will miss you.

Posted by Steve Kornspun - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   January 11, 2021

Paul, we will miss our chats and the smiles you brought to all who knew you. Your legacy and memory will live on forever. May you rest in peace. - The North Family

Posted by Beatriz & Robert North - PELHAM, NY - Family Friend   January 11, 2021

On behalf of the American Legion Pelham Post 50, sincere condolences to the Pallett family. We'll miss having Paul during the Memorial Day parade.

Posted by KC Choi - New Rochelle, NY - Acquaintance   January 10, 2021

My friend for 40 years. You greeted me always with a smile on your face. You were my doubles partner on the NYAC tennis team for 10 years. And when I asked you to hit the ball harder right at them, we would win because the other guys could never return your power. I wanted to make a career change and you got me involved in your real estate business. You never looked the other way. You were a man's man, a great guy!
I will miss you but I will never forget you.
Paul Trupia, Friend, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, January 10, 2021

Posted by Paul Trupia - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Friend   January 10, 2021

My deepest condolences to you all I've known Paul my whole life he will be missed and never forgotten May he live on in your hearts and when you need his advice ask him and he will answer you in a way only you will know. GodBless you all

Posted by Paul Bonfiglio - Poughkeepsie, NY - Family Friend   January 10, 2021

I am incredibly saddened for this immense loss to his family, the community and the many like myself who have had the blessing of being around this gentle man. A beautiful soul that will be missed in this world. I take comfort in knowing that many will be able to smile just from the memory of the briefest engagements with him and know he will shine a light for all of us from his rightful place among the Angel's in Heaven. We will miss him and he will be remembered. My heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Steve Lorenzo - NEW YORK, NY - Friend   January 09, 2021

My first tennis doubles partner in tennis at NYAC. Wonderful person to socialise and play tennis. He was paired with another wonderful person Eileen. We had similarities that often talked about. Same age,married same year,have 2 children. Until we meet again Paul.
Stephanos Alexiou

Posted by Stephanos Alexiou - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   January 09, 2021

My condolences to the family. Paul was a great man! He will be missed by all. I'm going to miss talking real estate shop to him. RIP Paul

Posted by Frank DelPonte - Pelham Manor, NY - Friend   January 09, 2021

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Eileen, Darleen, Paul and families. May Paul rest in peace. Met him in early '70's when he and Eileen came to Ireland. A real gentleman who left an impression never to be forgotten

Posted by Daniel Quill - Bray, Co. Wicklow Ireland   January 09, 2021

Paul was a great guy whatever fundraiser you had he was in will miss you PAUL

Posted by Anthony Paolercio - New Rochelle, NY - friend   January 08, 2021

Paul- You were one of a kind and will be missed.

Posted by Greg Gonzalez - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   January 08, 2021

Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We will be praying for you and your family. Joe and Sharon Trotta

Posted by Joseph Trotta - INVERNESS, FL - Friend   January 08, 2021

I saw Paul after more than 50 years in November last year. Within a few days, we were exactly the same age.
He was a friend who had many God given gifts. It's a beautiful obituary, which describes the person I knew years ago who lived a full life.
My one thought: It was his physical presence, which made him special: The way he moved, talked, interacted
and cared for others.
Best wishes and condolences to Eileen, his family, and his many friends and colleagues.

Posted by Ernie Liberati - Pittsburgh (McCandless), PA - Friend   January 08, 2021

A sad day. Paul left us much too early. I remember him as a gentleman and a friendly and gregarious person, full of life. My sympathy to all in the Pallett famely. Anthony and Priscilla Quatroni

Posted by Anthony Quatroni - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   January 08, 2021

Sending my thoughts and prayers for Uncle Paul to Aunt Eileen, Darleen, Paulie, Mark, Colleen, and all of the kids. I'm still in disbelief that "Big P" has left us. No words can express my deepest sympathy for the sadness and loss I know you all must be feeling. Allow the grace of knowing that Uncle Paul is now with his parents, and all of our family members that left us all too soon, and much too young.

Posted by Anthony Miano - Stamford, CT - Family   January 08, 2021

RIP Paul, Bigger than life is an understatement. Sincere condolences to all of the family.
Ron & Victoria LoPinto

Posted by Ron LoPinto - NY - Friend   January 08, 2021

Dear Eileen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great guy and friend growing up. We were all part of the Six Street gang and we had some wonderful times. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jerry Alix - Kissimmee, FL - Friend   January 08, 2021

My condolences to all of Paul's loved ones

Posted by Michael Spike Palma - New Fairfield, CT - Friend   January 08, 2021


I have fond memories over the years of Paul. He was a people person who would help anyone who needed help. God Bless Paul. He will meet up with many old friends and relatives in heaven above.
He will be missed by many.
My sincere condolences to the family

Posted by John Cassone - Pelham, NY - Friend   January 08, 2021

My condolences to the entire Pallet Family. Rip Paul.

Posted by Edward Bonfiglio - Bellmawr, NJ - Family Friend   January 08, 2021

Eileen, Darleen, Paul Jr. My deepest condolence to you and all your family. May Paul Rest In Peace in heaven with loved ones and all the angels. God bless Love Rosemary Inello pallett Zacchia ❤

Posted by Rosemary Zacchia - Hobe sound, FL - family   January 07, 2021

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On behalf of the American Legion Pelham Post 50, sincere condolences to the Pallett family. We'll miss having Paul during the Memorial Day parade.