NAPLES, FL —
Paul J. Conti, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away in Naples Physician Regional Medical Center on August 6, 2013.
Paul graduated from LaSalle Senior High School and went on to join the U.S. Navy. After serving six years in the military, he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he established the first of Il Primo Pizza and Wings restaurants. In 1999, he relocated to Naples, FL and continued to expand his business ventures opening an additional six locations.
Although many recognized him as the man behind the Il Primo Pizza and Wing business, he will be well remembered for his philanthropic contributions. Many charities have benefited from Paul's time, talents and dedication to giving back to his community.
He was predeceased by his father Victor. Survived by the love of his life, Lucia; his son, Austin; mother, Phyllis; sisters, Carla and Phyllis, all of Arizona; brothers, Rick of Naples, FL, Joe of California; sister, Vicki of Michigan; step-children, Mino, Marina, Patrick and Gina; several nephews, nieces and cousins and a host of friends throughout the country.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. Upon the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a cancer charity of one's choosing.
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