OBITUARY

Paul Francis Jude GASPARRO

March 6, 1975June 25, 2019

Paul Francis Gasparro, 44, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on June 25, 2019.

Paul is known locally as a commercial recording studio owner, producer, cinematographer, singer-songwriter, and musician. He began his audio recording profession in Texas, over 18 years ago. He relocated to Georgia in 2005, settling in downtown Atlanta. Paul single handedly built a three-suite audio studio that soon added photography and cinematography.

He was a gentle soul who enjoyed helping artists reach their fullest potential and could be found working in the studio or on sets, at all times of the day. Loved by family, friends, and all those he worked with, he will be missed greatly by everyone.

Paul is survived by his parents, Mary and Paul Gasparro; sisters, Mary (Marty) Harvey, Elizabeth Gasparro and brother in law, Jonas Carvalho.

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel. The family invites guests to share your favorite memories, through words, songs, guitars or anyway you wish to share them.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Musicians Foundation INC, info@musiciansfoundation.org.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Memories

Paul Francis Jude GASPARRO

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Bashan'e Austin

July 10, 2019

Paul,

You were more than just an opportunity to record music, you were a brother and friend. I learned so much from you in the time we spent in the studio and outside of the studio. Our conversations were always about uplifting ourselves and others. I appreciate the time you put in my project and the time you lent me your ears for advice. I am honored to have given you advice as well. You are definitely part of my growth as an artist and as a person. I remember getting my picture taken by you and your mother let me wear a piece of jewelry. I was amazed on how loving your family could be. Meeting you father showed me where you got your coolness and business mindset from. Meeting your mother showed me where you got your love and compassion from. I am definitely honored to be apart of your creation in music and transition in life. Paul, I love you with all of my heart.

Love Your Friend
Bashan'e

Tori Rossi

July 2, 2019

Paul,
It took me too long to write this but I honestly couldn’t wrap my head around the fact you were really gone. Thank you for the late night pep talks, the constant support, the birthday cake surprise for my 21st, the advice on what mic and whatever other random music equipment to buy, and of course the friendship I will cherish forever. EOA became a second home to me and I will never forget you. Sending you hugs to heaven. Rest In Peace.

Marcia Carvalho

July 1, 2019

Dearest, Paul and Mary.
I do not have words
that justifies the pain of losing a child. I wish I could be by your side today.
Paul is in the path of light, the infinity of where another star will shine. How many will miss him,
But there are memories of a lifetime, memories that you will remember and smile a lot, some of you will cry, but the most important are the memories of your love for him.
The proud son, the brother counselor friend of Elizabeth and Marty, Coleton's uncle and Cameron, and Jr.'s brother-in-law. From each of you he was part, has stories to tell, moments to be remembered.
So let's celebrate his life, with a tear on our faces, with a smile at the memory of him and the immense love for him.
God bless and comfort our family.

Marcia Carvalho

July 1, 2019

Dearest, Paul and Mary.
I do not have words
that justifies the pain of losing a child. I wish I could be by your side today.
Paul is in the path of light, the infinity of where another star will shine. How many will miss him,
But there are memories of a lifetime, memories that you will remember and smile a lot, some of you will cry, but the most important are the memories of your love for him.
The proud son, the brother counselor friend of Elizabeth and Marty, Coleton's uncle and Cameron, and Jr.'s brother-in-law. From each of you he was part, has stories to tell, moments to be remembered.
So let's celebrate his life, with a tear on our faces, with a smile at the memory of him and the immense love for him.
God bless and comfort our family.

Marcia Carvalho

July 1, 2019

Dearest, Paul and Mary.
I do not have words
that justifies the pain of losing a child. I wish I could be by your side today.
Paul is in the path of light, the infinity of where another star will shine. How many will miss him,
But there are memories of a lifetime, memories that you will remember and smile a lot, some of you will cry, but the most important are the memories of your love for him.
The proud son, the brother counselor friend of Elizabeth and Marty, Coleton's uncle and Cameron, and Jr.'s brother-in-law. From each of you he was part, has stories to tell, moments to be remembered.
So let's celebrate his life, with a tear on our faces, with a smile at the memory of him and the immense love for him.
God bless and comfort our family.

Jonas Carvalho

July 1, 2019

The first time I met Paul, I asked my wife why she did not have his eyes so we could pass them to our children.
I remember going to lunch with Elizabeth and Paul when we first started dating at a local Outback. He ordered the biggest steak on the menu and ate it almost rare. I did think for a second he was trying to scare me... Obviously it did not work!
Paul and I did not have much of a relationship but he always had my admiration for his enormous talent and ambition. The guy just knew about everything! It was aways some sort of competition about everything and anything.
Paul could come accross as an arrogant and overly confident to most, but in reality he was a very sensitive and loving man once you got to know him.
I personally believe people are only gone if you choose them to be. You will always have a special place in my memories and I only wish we could have spent more time together.
Sing outloud brother because you are on the best stage and with the best audience ever. Heaven!

David Mortensen

June 30, 2019

Paul Gasparro,

Hard to imagine a world that you are not in. You touched so many lives, mentored so many people, and, let’s face it, grinded so many to the point of screaming. I was one of those.
I met you when I was 13yrs old. You worked for my parents for 8+ years. You were the first to arrive and the last to leave. My parents told me you were the most dependable installer Mitch’s ever had. I learned how to splice and solder wires not from my old man, but from you.
When I was 17, you invited me to tryout for a band you were in. I tried out for guitar. Since I learned how to be bad ass from you, you knew I could handle it despite the closest in age to me was 8 years.
Once that got going you started to build BOC studios. I was a part of that as well. I spent a great deal of late nights (school nights no less) up there splicing wires and learning how to record.
All of these memories of you will continue to live on through my memories and the stories I will tell my children about how I learned how to be bad ass on the ol axe.
My condolences to your family, friends and anybody else who’s life you touched. Sleep well my mentor, friend and brother.

-Cheeseslice

Patricia Pagan

June 29, 2019

Paul,
My favorite photo of you is one where you were about 6, I think, and hugging a teddy bear. That's how I have always seen you. Kind and gentle. Loving. Those beautiful eyes that showed the depth of your soul. Last time we were together was at grandma and grandpas apartment at their gathering. You played and sang. You said when we Gasparros got together you knew we had to have a music session. We'll sing together again one day. Till then, you will be missed. Love Aunt Pat
Paul and Mary,
There are no words but know we are here. I pray for you to have peace. We love you❤️

Brea Eitel

June 28, 2019

Oh Paul... I still don't have the words. You were the first person to call when my brother took his own life from PTSD in Nov 2017. I answered the phone a crying snot filled mess, and instead of asking me if I was ok, you said, "need to talk?" I couldn't get any words out so you starting playing a song. When I was able to mutter some words and say "I don't know how I'm gonna make it through this," you told me, "babe.... it will be ok. It will all work itself out, I promise." We remained friends for over 20 years, the laughs, the tears, the ups the downs and eveything in between. You called at random hours because you said "I knew you'd always answer when I call." Although I normally gave you a medical speech about sleep and the importance of it, or yelled and said "HEY JUDE! Go to sleep!" I will forever be greatful to get those phone calls and be able to talk to you one last time.

To the Gasparro family, words cannot express how deeply sorry I am and I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing that Paul touched so many lives and his legacy will walk around in his absense. A little piece of him was left with so many people and and now a little piece of so many people are eternally with him.

I miss you every second "my dear" and will see you on the other side. With love and sadness, RIH Paul. You can finally get some sleep now.

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ~Elizabeth Foley

Marion (Mattioli) Howley

June 28, 2019

Dear Mary & Paul,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Their are no words that even start to appreciate what you are going through. The loss of a child is the worse thing any parent should have happen to them. I do know you are a family of great faith. Our grandma Hazel always said you guys were raised in a very religious home. This is where you need your faith. I will pray for your family to make it through this journey. And just know that the whole Mattioli family is praying for you. God bless your son Paul, May he Rest In Peace.
Your cousin Marion Howley.

FROM THE FAMILY