Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX


Paul Thomas Antonucci

November 27, 1956October 30, 2019

Paul Thomas Antonucci, 62, of Spring, Texas, passed away on October 30, 2019. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on November 27, 1956. Paul graduated from Canisius High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Buffalo State University. Paul moved to Houston in 1981 and remained there until his passing. He was married to Dianne Hundley Brazell.

Paul dedicated 36 years of his working life to Farmer’s Insurance as a claims adjustor, fraud investigator, and area supervisor in commercial properties. He worked hard to provide outstanding customer service and ensure fidelity to his company’s guiding principles. He was proud of his professional accomplishments and grateful for his successful career.

Paul had several great passions in his life. He loved playing, watching, and arguing about sports, including hockey, baseball, football, and basketball. He played racquetball and golf throughout his life and regularly visited the gym. He was an accomplished bowler, teaching his sons the finer points of the sport while outplaying them with his wicked left hook. He loved playing cards, working Sudoku puzzles, and reading The Chronicle. He was a season ticket holder at The Alley Theatre and loved attending local festivals and arts shows.

Paul became a motorcycle rider later in life, cruising through Sam Houston National Forest and participating in group rides to support charities. Paul enjoyed traveling, including recent trips to Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Yellowstone, and various other U.S. locales. His greatest love, however, was his family. Paul was in daily contact with his siblings, mulling over social and political events of each day and laughing over family antics. He encouraged his sons and stepdaughters to call and visit regularly and lavished affection on each one of them. He loved well and was well loved in return.

Paul is survived by his wife Dianne; sons Patrick and Anthony; stepdaughters Michelle (Jared), Jami (Clayton), and Karah; step-grandchildren Dani (Kevin), Kendall (Dina), Isabella, Clara, and Sadie; siblings Maria, Anthony (Marie), Ralph (Nora), Jimmy (Evelyn), Michael, and Rosemary; nieces Kelly, Julia, Cristina (Matt), and Meghan; and nephews Tim (Rachael), Anthony, Michael, Solomon, and Oliver. The family expresses deepest appreciation to all those who supported Paul during his illness and remained in friendship with him throughout his life.

Paul’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, beginning with a brief program at 2:00 p.m. and continuing with visitation through 4:00 p.m., at Brookside Funeral Home, Champions, 3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX, 77068.

To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.brooksidechampions.com.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Paul Thomas Antonucci

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Nathan Chisholm

November 13, 2019

It was with great sadness to hear of Paul’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and he was a great mentor. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today without him hiring me. He was passionate in his work and would always find a way to make you laugh or smile. He will be missed. Sending condolences to your family from mine. Miss ya Paul

Gary Smith

November 11, 2019

We are so sad for your loss , he will remain in everyone's heart forever. God Bless and take good care of one another.

Teresa Bosworth Green

November 9, 2019

So sad that Paul has left us so soon. It was always so nice to be around him. He even took the extra time to give my son advice on going into being an appraiser. I know how much Dianne loved him and he loved Dianne and my heart goes out to her and all the family. Much love to all.

Eric Laskowski

November 8, 2019

I worked for Farmers at H9 from 1994 to about 1997. I really liked Paul as a branch claims manager. He judged his employees based upon merit, and he always had our backs when we made tough decisions. He did a lot to develop me professionally and personally when I was pretty fresh out of college. I cannot express enough how good it was to work for him. Just an all around great guy. I am so sorry to see him leave us so soon.

Teri LaRosa

November 5, 2019

I will always think of “Cousin” Paul in his twenties stretched out on the sofa or playing Hockey. And in later years talking about the boys and sports. He loved and was very proud of Patrick and Anthony.
He was part of my “Houston family” I will miss him and extend my sympathies to his brothers, sisters and cousins as well as the boys.

Kathryn Minkler

November 4, 2019

I worked with Paul at Farmers. I enjoyed our many conversations. I am so sad to hear this and my sympathy and prayers go out to his family.

Javier Chagolla

November 4, 2019

My condolences on your loss. I enjoyed working with Paul for quite a while. He wore his leather jacket to one of our meetings and he was so proud of it! Paul always had a unique view on things! I'm glad to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Kristi Mair

November 3, 2019

Paul was a wonderful person. Thinking of the family with heartfelt sympathy and surrounding you with gentle care. Wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time.

Chris Rodgers

November 2, 2019

To all of the Antonucci Family,
May we send our condolences to all, for the passing of Paul. We all grew up together on Scamridge, we all had fun together, even with age differential. May I extend our gratitude for most of your family, & Paul coming in from Texas, to attend a benefit for our brother. While at this affair, we all were like one big Family! It was an awesome experience for all in this picture. May Paul Rest In Peace with our Dear Lord. May God Bless all in these very difficult times.
With love,
The Rodgers Family