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Paul F. Presti

March 6, 1953 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 65)
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Paul F. Presti, 65, of Whiting, NJ passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Paul was born in Bronx, NY on March 6, 1953, a son of Dora (Onofrio) Presti, of Whiting, NJ and the late Francis Presti. Paul grew up in Hazlet, lived in Union Beach for 30 years before moving to Whiting 8 years ago. Paul worked as a Printer for Sandy Alexander in Clifton, NJ then for NJ Children and Family Services Department for 12 years as a dispatcher. He was a avid boater for over 58 years, loved fishing, playing pool and darts.  For 15 years Paul also coached girls' and boys' basketball and baseball/softball.
Paul is predeceased by his father Francis and his sister Frances Presti. He is survived by his mother Dora Presti, his wife Rebecca Dean-Raffa, son Paul M. Presti, daughter Suzann Strock. Also surviving are his step daughters Beverly Raffa and Victoria Murphy, brother John Presti and sister Donna Cottrell, grandchildren Sarah, Gabe, Kylie, Paul Jr., Christofer, step grandchildren Olivia and Vincent and nieces and nephew's, Jason, Anthony, Sean, Jordan, faith and Logan.
As per Paul's wishes he would like everyone to dress casual and comfortable for his gathering and in lieu of flowers donations to the family would be appreciated.
Memorial Gathering will be held 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25th at Day Funeral Home 361 Maple Pl. Keyport, New Jersey. To post an online condolence or directions to the funeral home, please visit,

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