Celebrating the life of Paul Piperato, renowned Rockland County Clerk, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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Senate Resolution No. 807


CELEBRATING the life of Paul Piperato, renowned
Rockland County Clerk, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to publicly mourn the death
of those distinguished citizens who would devote themselves to public
service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing for the
care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this great
Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Paul Piperato of Thiells, New York, who was known for his
personal touch with people and his steadfast support of civic
organizations during his public service, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020,
at the age of 61; and

WHEREAS, Born June 19, 1958, in Suffern, New York, Paul Piperato was
the son of the late John Joseph Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Piperato; and

WHEREAS, A 1976 graduate of North Rockland High School, Paul
Piperato received his bachelor's degree in business administration from
St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York; and

WHEREAS, Paul Piperato married the love of his life, Flora, on April
25, 1987, and together they raised three daughters; and

WHEREAS, Paul Piperato began his illustrious 30-year career in
government in 1988 as a budget examiner in the Rockland County Finance
Department before his election as Rockland's deputy county clerk in
1989; in this capacity, he was instrumental in modernizing the office
and helped create a website offering online access to records,
downloadable forms and user-friendly information on application
procedures and requirements; and

WHEREAS, This extraordinary man was elected to his first four-year
term as county clerk in November of 2005, the esteemed position he
served with intelligence and caring dedication for the past 15 years,
earning the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues and the
community-at-large; and

WHEREAS, Paul Piperato truly loved Rockland County and spent his
purposeful life and career tirelessly serving its residents with pride
and distinction; and

WHEREAS, A man of sincere compassion and a true asset to his
community, Paul Piperato gave of his time and energies to countless
local organizations, including Jawonio, People to People, and the ARC
Rockland Foundation, a nonprofit agency which provides life-span
services for people who are intellectually and developmentally disabled;

WHEREAS, While he was passionate about many things, above all his
greatest passion was being with his family; he went above and beyond his

duties as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend,
truly exemplifying the best of humanity; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his wife of 33 years, Paul Piperato is
survived by his three daughters, Nicole, Jamie and Danielle; a
daughter-in-law, Sarah; one grandchild, Tonks; siblings, Judy and John
(Amy); cousins, Gail (Bill), Louise (Rich), Kathleen, Mary Lynn, and
John "Jackie"; and nieces and nephews, Colleen (Jim), Edward (Anne),
Kathryn (Mike), Kim, John, Alexa and Vincent; and

WHEREAS, Paul Piperato's infinite selflessness and benevolence will
shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his insight and
strength will forever serve as a beacon of love, light and hope to the
countless lives he touched; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Paul Piperato leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all who
were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will be
deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Paul Piperato, and to express its deepest condolences
to his family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Paul Piperato.


  • 13 / May / 2021
  • 20 / May / 2021
  • 20 / May / 2021

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