Mendham & Peapack
Obituary of Gregory Paladino
Gregory S. Paladino, Bedminster, NJ passed away on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 following a year-long battle with lymphoma. He was 62 years old.
Born in Boston and raised in Stoneham MA, Greg was the loving son of the late Nicolena (Mazzoni) and Gaetano "Guy" Paladino.
Greg was the devoted husband of Arleen (Ambrose) Paladino, Bedminster NJ, and loving father of John (“Jack”) Paladino, Springfield NJ, and Joseph Paladino, Bedminster NJ. He was the brother of Gaetano (“Guy”) Paladino Jr. and his wife Ellen, North Reading MA, and of Rosemarie (Paladino) Brown and her husband Greg, Ipswich MA. He is also survived by loving cousins, nephews and nieces.
Greg graduated from the Belmont Hill School, Boston, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wesleyan University andhis Master of Public Health degree from Yale University. Following his graduation from Yale, Greg started his career at Lederle Laboratories, now Pfizer, in pharmaceutical sales. After leaving Lederle as the District Sales Manager for the North Atlantic Region, Greg moved into the medical education industry, working with pharmaceutical and biotech companies on healthcare practitioner educational programs.
Greg was an avid lover of all sports and a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and —following his move to New Jersey — became part of New Jersey Devils Nation, surprising many from Bruins Nation. Nothing could compete with a round of golf at Fiddlers Elbow or the many other courses where Greg showcased his skills. Greg imparted his competitive spirit and love of sports to his sons, never missing their practices or games. He was their coach, their mentor, their hero.
Greg loved to travel with his family, enjoying annual summer vacations in Chatham MA where he treasured his time watching nightly Chatham Anglers baseball games and taking long bike rides on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The family made regular visits to Newport Beach CA, where Greg golfed at Pelican Hill and explored local restaurants and vistas along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Family was very important to Greg, and he honored his heritage with his love of homemade Italian food, having had the invaluable experience of growing up with a loving mother and grandmother who were culinary masters, making every meal an amazing feast. With those meals, he relished sharing a bottle ofgood cabernet sauvignon with family and friends.
So many have been touched by the intellect, spirit and grace of a man who embraced life with passion and dignity. Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Monday, July 6, from 3 pm to 7 pm at Bailey Funeral Home in Peapack NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Brigid Church, Peapack NJ, on Tuesday, July 7,at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge NJ.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Greg’s memory to a charity of your choice.
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