Paul Jason Buongiorno

Paul Jason Buongiorno, 33, of Norwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. He was the cherished son of Priscilla Scioscia (nee Becker) and her husband Mark and Perry Buongiorno and his wife Karen. Loving brother of Perry Buongiorno, Jr. Adored grandson of Canela Becker (late husband Alfred). Zelda was his cherished greyhound.
He is also survived by his proud aunts and uncles; Jan and Charlie Siolos, Alexis and Sal Esposito, Paul Becker, Peter and Patti Buongiorno and Patrick and Arpie Buongiorno. Dear step-brother of Anthony Scioscia, Steven Scioscia, Mark Ciccarelli and Nicole Silcher. Paul is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.
Paul was a graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and Montclair State University. He had been working for ICON International in Stamford, CT as 1st Associate Client Media Director.
Visiting hours are Monday, May 6, 2024 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10 AM at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tenafly with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to a greyhound foundation.


  1. My deepest condolences to the family. Sending healing prayers.


    Maria Baez

  2. Yvette Guidry

    My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Buongiorno and Scioscia families. May God comfort you and surround your family with his loving embrace. Sleep in peace Paul, you will truly be missed. It was a pleasure working with you a ICON and with our Direct Response Billing team.

  3. Alyssa Chelak


    I loved getting to know you through the years at ICON and cherished the friendship we had outside the office. We were always able to nerd out together with our mutual interest in various video games and TV shows. You’d always send me goofy pictures of Zelda that would make me laugh.

    Thank you for always being a supportive and endearing friend. I hope you are at peace.

    With Love,
    Alyssa Chelak

  4. Jacqueline Ross

    Paul was loved by many here at The Beacon Norwalk, CT, where he had made a home, and will be missed. Our condolences to all his friends and family who we are keeping in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Denise DiNoia Ciccarelli

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all the families. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mark and Denise Ciccarelli

  6. The DiLorenzo Family

    So sorry for your loss, our condolences to all family and friends.

  7. Justin Stavola

    Paul – Our great friend. We are heartbroken with the news of your passing. Our prayers go out to the Buongiorno and Scioscia families and you will be forever missed.

    Love ya buddy – Rest in Paradise.

    – Your Marathon Ventures Family

  8. Alexis Wagoner


    My mentor and my friend. I am forever grateful for our time working together. You were always there to lend a hand, regardless of the hour. Your desire to help others succeed was beyond apparent. I miss our jokes and laughs and silly commentaries. Your work ethic and kindness have been and will continue to be an inspiration for me. I hope I will continue to make you proud.

    To Paul’s family; I am so, so deeply sorry for your loss. Paul was an amazing person, and a reflection of pure positivity. We are heartbroken with you. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and love to you all in this tragic time.

  9. Catalina Fleming

    Paul was truly one of a kind. He was unapologetically himself and that’s what made him so special. I’m so glad we were able to meet through ICON and I will always cherish the funny memories we had. He will be loved and missed by many. Heaven gained an angel.

  10. Julia Clifford

    My heart goes out to Paul’s family and friends. He was a light and a joy to work with everyday. He will be dearly missed.

    Sending condolences,

  11. Joseph Rossi

    Paul – I am going to miss you. You were great friend and person. I am truly going to miss our talks about dogs, video games, music and our silly Whatsapp messages. I love you buddy.

    Rest easy.

  12. John and Jolanta Krol

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences for all the family and friends of Paul Jason Buongiorno.
    Christ our eternal King and God, You have destroyed death and the devil by Your Cross and have restored man to life by Your Resurrection; give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your servant, Paul Jason Buongiorno who has fallen asleep, in Your Kingdom, where there is no pain, sorrow or suffering. In Your goodness and love for all men, pardon all the sins he (she) has committed in thought word or deed, for there is no man or woman who lives and sins not, You only are without sin.
    For You are the Resurrection, the Life, and Repose of Your servant Paul Jason Buongiorno, departed this life, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory with Your Eternal Father and Your All-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen

  13. Meg and Dan Walsh

    Priscilla, Mark and the extended Buongiorno and Scioscia Family,

    Our hearts broke when we heard about your loss. While we never met Paul, he sounds like a wonderful young man whose light shined brightly.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Meg and Dan Walsh

  14. Kate Michalski

    Dear Priscilla, Mark and Family,
    We are sad to hear of the passing of your son, Paul. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
    Kate and Paul Michalski

  15. My Condolences to the Buongiorno and Scioscia families on your loss. Paul truly was special and stood out from the crowd in a way few ever will. His engaging personality instantly drew people to him, and I was proud to call him my friend. I will miss the conversations about movies and dogs, but I’ll remember them forever.

    Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed

  16. My deepest condolences to the Buongiorno and Scioscia families. Paul truly was one of a kind, his engaging personality made him stand out in a way that few ever will, I was proud to count him among my friends. I will miss the conversations about movies and dogs, but I always remember them.

    Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed

  17. Tony and Debi Ciel

    Dear Priscilla, Mark and Family,
    We are so sorry. None of us will ever truly understand why some things happen as they do. Please know that we share your grief during this immeasurably painful time. We know that Paul will live in your hearts forever.
    Our deepest condolences,
    Tony and Debi Ciel

    • Fred and Rosanne Neidhart

      Dear Priscilla, Mark, and family,
      Very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and we wish the best for you and your family during this very sad time.

  18. Our deepest sympathy to the family / friends of Paul. It is such a heart breaking reality with no words to help in the process. In all our prayers for peace in the hands of God, we hope to find some comfort in understanding. We pray for all of you to find comfort in the many memories and tremendous love you have for the beloved Paul. This will remain forever and ever. You are in our thoughts, minds and Paul is in our hearts forever.

  19. Susan Messick

    Dear Priscilla, Mark, and all family and friends suffering Paul’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for you all.

  20. Glen & Barbara Dottino

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Buongiorno and Scioscia families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Julie Wien LCSW

    Dear Perry, Karen and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending healing prayers to all.

  22. Laura and Jeff Trumpower

    Priscilla, Mark and family- we are so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers for strength as you navigate this difficult time.

  23. Marvin & Naomi Rainey

    I am soo sorry for the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you’re going through. Condolences to you and your family. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  24. JP and Continuum Family

    To the Buongiorno Family-

    Our heart-felt condolences on the passing of Paul. He was a wonderful human being and a gem of a client to work with!
    Always a kind individual and will be remembered as such. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Priscilla & Mark,
    Our heartfelt prayers are with you. No words can express what you are feeling only know that we are thinking of you & send you our thoughts & prayers.

    Gregg & Nancy

  26. Rebecca Spaccavento

    Dear Perry and Karen.

    I was so sad to hear the news about Paul. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Sending Love to All.


  27. Julie Gallagher

    Dear Perry, Karen and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear the news about Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless To You All.


  28. My deepest condolences go out to Paul’s family. Paul was an incredible person in so many ways and cared deeply about his coworkers and loved ones. His smile was contagious and his heart full of compassion and care for those in his life. To say you are missed brother is an understatement. I’m so proud I got to call you a friend and know that your legacy will carry on through your family here at ICON. Sending my love to his family, Alex

  29. Rosalie Verderosa

    Dear Perry,Karen and Family
    We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your son Paul.There are know words that we could express to ease the
    pain and heartache of such a loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.We love you all.
    Love always
    Rosalie,Joe and Christine
    Lauren , Jesse and family

  30. Nancy Bianco

    Dear Perry and Family,

    So so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I remember him fondly from years ago when he was delivering pizza part time to the Northvale school when I worked there. He was so nice and always with a great smile. The girls loved him and were always so excited to see him. Thoughts and prayers sent to you and your family.

    Nancy & Carle Bianco

  31. Kathy Genakos

    My deepest condolences to Priscilla, Mark and the Scioscia family; Perry, Karen and the Buongiorno family; Jan, Charlie and the Siolos family; Thea Canela and Paul Becker.

    Lord, give rest to the soul of Your servant, Paul, where there is no pain, sorrow or sighing but life everlasting.

    May Paul’s memory be eternal +

    Love, Kathy Genakos

  32. Perry Buongiorno Jr

    To my little brother Paul,

    You were and will always be the better half of me. I’m sorry it took so long to write you a tribute but I’ve been so utterly devastated I couldn’t find the right words. It’s difficult to even look at pictures of you or listen to the hundreds of voice messages we sent each other over the years. You and I had a deeply special connection only you and I could share. We shared all the same interests and bonded over our love of old school wrestling, sports teams, horror movies, and video games. You were such a great brother/best friend and I will be forever grateful for the 3 decades I had with you. I will always miss every little thing about you man. Until we meet again, and we will. Give Blue some pets for me. I love you Paulie. Rest easy

    -Perry (Cleese)

  33. Carol McGonagle Soffey

    From your friends at Continuum Media, we are all so heartbroken that you are gone but are so blessed and grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. Fly high Paul and rest in God’s loving arms. You will be missed!!!

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