Paul Malvasio

Obituary of Paul J Malvasio

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Paul J. Malvasio on December 25th, 2021. Cathy, his devoted wife of over 52 years, was by his side.

Paul, along with his identical twin Joseph, was born August 11th, 1946 to Rose and Joseph Malvasio in Brooklyn, NY. One of four children, he was predeceased by his parents and two of his brothers, John and Peter.

Paul was a graduate of St. Stephen’s High School and St. Francis College, both of Brooklyn, NY. He proudly served in the USMC reserve as a corporal from 1967-1971. After graduating from college, Paul began his professional career with public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (C&L). After serving as a partner with C&L, he continued to have a successful career in the financial services industry. Before his retirement in 2015, Paul held a number of senior executive positions with NAC Re Corp, Risk Capital Re, Navigators Group, and Marsh McLennan. More recently, Paul served on the Board of American International Group UK Limited. Paul was well known and highly respected throughout the financial services industry. To his colleagues he was viewed as a trusted leader, a mentor, and a beloved role model.

Paul developed a love of running later in life, completing the NYC Marathon five times, the last one in his fifties. As he neared retirement, he discovered a great passion and skill for golf, playing often in the cold and rain. Paul, an avid gardener and enthusiast of landscape design, also took great pride in caring for his home. Paul made everything he touched better; he had a natural inclination to go out of his way for others. To his family and friends, Paul always exhibited a wonderful sense of humor, deep loyalty, and love for all.

Of all his accomplishments and interests, nothing compared to his love for his family and friends. He found his greatest joy as a husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife Cathy knew each other their entire lives, even attending the same preschool.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Cathy (Sei); his daughter, Cristen Chittenden; son-in-law Tyson; identical twin brother Joseph (Mary); sister-in-law Susan; two grandchildren whom he adored, Josephine and Paul; as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. Paul lived all aspects of his life with integrity and generosity. He is deeply missed.

Services will be held for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Paul J. Malvasio can be made to the American Heart Association. To sign his online guest register, please visit



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