Sam Picone

Sam, age 80, of Paramus, N.J., passed quietly on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Maffia). Devoted father of Thomas and his wife Ellen, Guy and his fiancée Brenda, and Annemarie and her husband Walter. Loving grandfather of Roseanne, Eric, Nicole, Erin, Tracy, Samantha, Will, Ryan, Danielle and Brett. Dear brother of the late Margaret, Joseph and Mary. Sam proudly served in the Army and later became a self-employed accountant. He also served his community for over 47 years as a life member of the Paramus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, attaining the rank of captain, past president of the Paramus Rotary, the Paramus Knights of Columbus, the Rochelle Park American Legion post and the Oradell Unico. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church, Paramus, N.J., with entombment at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sam's name to or Autism Speaks ( would be appreciated by the family. For more information, please visit