Francis Paciullo

July 30, 1938 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 82)


Francis Paciullo, 82, lifelong resident of Bayonne, NJ entered, eternal life on January 4th, 2021.

From his birth on July 30th 1938 Frank was committed to hard work, commitment to responsibility and leaving friends and family with great stories and memories. He was born to Frank Paciullo and Veronica Paciullo both deceased. Frank was married to Marion Forker Paciullo for almost sixty-two years before Marion passed away in 2019. 

Frank is survived by his sister Doris B Hudak, children Francis Paciullo and wife Sheila Paciullo, daughter Maryann Paciullo, daughter Nancy Foley and husband Jim Foley, and daughter Colleen Kurtiak. Frank is also survuved by six grandchildren, granddaughter Marie Victoria Bersch and husband Sebatian Bersch, granddaughter Maureen Reid and husband Ethan Reid, grandson Mark Recalde and wife Serena Betz Recalde, grandson Raymond Kurtiak, grandson James Kurtiak and fiancé Tracy Nelson, and granddaughter Kaitlin Paciullo. Frank's great-grandchildren are Mila Abra Bersch, Aria Victoria Bersch, Mercy Lorraine Recalde and Mercy's soon-to-be baby brother. 

After graduating from Bayonne Hight School, Frank enrolled in the United States Marine Corp. and served for six years from 1957-1963. He later joined the U.A. Army Reserves and retired after 20 years with the rank of E8 Master Sergeant. Frank loved his country proudly.

Frank was employed at Exxon Research and Engineering Company for 37 years before retiring in 1994. During his time at Exxon he spent time in Alaska supervising the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Frank enjoyed 26 years of retirement. He owned a home in California and enjoyed cross-country traveling. He was a coin collector, a military vehicle collector and military memorabilia collector. His knowledge of military facts was superb.

Frank had a very big personality, he loved telling stories to everyone. In the 1970s. Frank commanded Bayonne Sea Scout Ship #7. Many of his Scouts remember him fondly for teaching them life on a boat, along with adult life lessons. Frank was known for wearing his Marine Corp hat and military vest. He carried everything imaginable in his vest and no matter what anyone around him needed, he could easily pull it our of a secret pocket. Frank has left a great big Legacy behind and his family and friends will always remember him with loving smiles. 


Arrangements by: Dzikowski, Pierce & Levis Funeral Home.

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