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Paul J. Pennino

August 27, 1936November 5, 2020

Paul J. Pennino, 84, of Frankford, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Paul was born and raised in Jackson Heights, NY to the late Paul and Rose Pennino. Moved to NJ in June of 1959. Prior to his retirement he worked for Bendix Aviation and 25 years as an Insurance Adjuster for NJM Insurance Co. in NJ. Paul also worked for many years as a weekend bartender at The Cornerstone in Carlstadt, NJ. Paul was a big NY Yankee and NY Football Giant fan. Paul had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Paul is survived by his nieces and nephews; Richard Pennino and his wife Deborah, Carol Edelbach and her husband Walter, Pamela Owns, Monique and Edward Sculfort, Thomas Pennino and his wife Deirdre, Gail Farell and her husband Michael, Linda Carvalho and her husband Paul, Lisa Pennino and her husband Fabio Ghezzi and 17 grand nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, John Pennino, Joesphine Dalton, Mary Sculfort and Frank Pennino. Paul was also the proud Godfather to many.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, NJ 07826. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered online at


  • Richard Pennino (Deborah), Nephew
  • Carol Edelbach (Walter), Neice
  • Pamela Owens, Niece
  • Monique Sculfort, Niece
  • Edward Sculfort, Nephew
  • Thomas Pennino (Deirdre), Nephew
  • Gail Farell (Michael), Niece
  • Linda Carvalho (Paul), Niece
  • Lisa Pennino (Fabio Ghezzi), Niece
  • 17 grand nieces and nephews

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Alicia Prendergastal

November 10, 2020

Dear Paulie,

You were the Felix Unger to my Dad’s Oscar Madison.

An overall great man who left many of us with wonderful memories. You will forever hold a special place in my heart.

May you now be in peace.

Alicia Prendergast

Joseph Dressel

November 10, 2020

Good bye Paulie.
You were a true friend and we will miss you.
You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Till we meet again....
Joe & Helen Dressel

Teri Winkler

November 8, 2020

Paul was a great neighbor and person. He was always happy and willing to talk. I would take walks and when he was outside working like he usually did, he would stop to talk or wave to say hello. I'm really going to miss our little chats. My husband Walter would stop to talk with Paul and the last time was right after his car accident. He said he was doing alright but pretty shaken up.. We didn't know that would be the last time we would see him. Paul was very proud of his nephew who would come up to help him keeping the place looking great. He would say he never really wanted to move but he was getting to the point where he probably would have to..Lake owassa will miss you Paul, as well as Walter and I. Heaven has gained an awesome angel . Goodbye friend..


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