Paula C. Cocomello

February 16, 1934April 11, 2021

Paula, age 87, of Seminole, Florida, formerly from New York, passed away April 11, 2021.She was born February 16, 1934, in the Bronx, New York, to Joseph and Millie Lupis. She was a high school graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1952.

Paula was a member of the Epiphany Church of Venice and the Venice Italian-American club. Paula was a sports enthusiast, never going a day without watching the “NY Mets”, whether it was a live game or a taped game. She was the Mets biggest fan.

Paula was a beloved mother of five children: Raelynn, Stephen, Jodi, Ralph and Casey. She also leaves behind siblings Benny, Stephen and Connie, twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, along with her extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and all who loved her. She is pre-deceased by her first husband, Ralph Engan, her second husband Nick Cocomello, her sister, Christine DiPalma, and her grandson, Joey Moore.

The family would like to express our thanks to all those that assisted in the care of Paula, especially the Seasons Hospice. If desired, family and friends may make a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society in Paula’s name.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Paula C. Cocomello

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Robert Schulz

April 28, 2021

My grandmother and I had a bond that will forever stay tattooed in my heart. I loved every minute we spent together over the years and have tons of memories to keep her close so that I will never forget how special she was.
She had a very generous and caring heart and of course was very passionate about her Mets. Watching the games will never be the same.
I’m grateful for the times we shared and she will be forever missed.
I love you grandma❤️

Monique Hain

April 27, 2021

Grandma Paula was SO special. Such a spitfire- she knew what she wanted and she made sure to voice it. I have a lot of memories “of WE ARE GOING TO GRANDMA PAULA’S FOR SUMMER.” Now we lived in Mississippi so Florida was a huge deal to us at that time. I’ll never forget collecting lizards off the side of her house (grandpa Nick would always give me a bucket). - I also remember running into the closed glass patio door :/ lol. She took me out for my 27? Birthday and just treated me like a queen. She will always always be remember and appreciated. Xoxo

Stephen Engan

April 27, 2021

Mom was a great cook an a big sports fan primarily the Mets. Oh she enjoyed her Mets and thru her days attended many games. When the Mets won the WS in 69 Mom jumped onto the field an got a piece of the turf an planted it in our yard, I,'ll never forget that!
Mom enjoyed big family gathering and holidays almost 100 people attended her 80th bday that was special for her.
Though dementia and covid took its toll the last few years Mom lived a good life.
Mom we pray for you ...we love an miss you already Rest In Peace Mom

Jodi Engan

April 27, 2021

“A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.”