portrait picture for Paul Frank Setti

Services:

Burial services for Paul will be held privately and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Contributions:

Please consider making donations in Paul’s name to: The First Tee of Connecticut, a youth organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf. Donations can be sent to 55 Golf Club Road, Cromwell, CT 06416, or firstteeconnecticut.org.

Paul Frank Setti


July 20, 1933 ~ April 26, 2020

Paul Frank Setti, 86, of Norwalk, husband of the late Eleanor Jane Gasiewski Setti passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Born in New Canaan on July 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Frank and Josephine Setti.

Paul is survived by: his loving children Annmarie Setti of New Haven, CT, Lynn Dilley (Brent) of New Milford, CT, Paul Setti Jr (Gretchen) of Charleston, SC, and Lisa Setti of Norwalk, CT; 5 grandchildren Thomas McCauley (Jacqueline), Michael Hernandez (Kristen), Kristina Hernandez, Kayla Setti and David Setti, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Antoinette Giordano, and several nieces and nephews. He was also pre-deceased by brothers Frank, Dominick and Joseph Setti, Joseph Greco, and his sister Rose Creedon.

Paul was a very loving, humble, caring man who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was loved by everyone he met and was known for his smile and making you laugh.

Paul’s lifetime passion was golf. His passion became his career with the Country Club of New Canaan, beginning at age 8 as a caddy. In 1941, Paul was promoted to caddy master, a position he held prior to proudly serving our country in the Korean War as an Army sergeant. Upon his return from Korea, Paul resumed his position at the club, and eventually became Head Golf Pro, a position he held for 26 years until his retirement in 1994. During his retirement, Paul worked for the New Canaan Bus Company as a bus driver and instructor. He loved interacting with the children, and often led his passengers in sing-alongs.

Burial services for Paul will be held privately and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Please consider making donations in Paul’s name to: The First Tee of Connecticut, a youth organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of young people through the game of golf. Donations can be sent to 55 Golf Club Road, Cromwell, CT 06416, or firstteeconnecticut.org.

  1. Prayers are with you all. Such a wonderful man who I know will be deeply missed

    April 30, 2020
    Maryann Simmons -
  • I am really sorry to hear about Mr. Setti. I am sure he is having some great laughs with your mom again!

    April 30, 2020
    Rosemary Boone -
  • Paul and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather, great grandfather and sibling. Though I didn’t know him, I have heard about him for close to 35 years. Prayers to all of you as you navigate a new road. My you find some peace and joy in the decades of memories made with him.

    May 1, 2020
    Susan Brandi -
  • Dear Lynn & Family:

    My Sincere Sympathies for your loss. After your Dad’s many health struggles, may you find peace that he is comfortably resting and now being heavenly cared for by your Mom.
    He has released all of you from your diligent care and dedication for his well being.

    May 1, 2020
    Patricia Sabia -
  • I am sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. I was a spoiled kid who Paul taught to be a humble caddy despite being a club member. In fact, the days I caddied, I wasn’t allowed to act as a member. It was a lesson that served me well. Thank you, Paul. May you Rest in Peace

    May 6, 2020
    Mike Stewart -
  • We were neighbors of the Setti family for many years when they lived in New Canaan, and, although we did not see them often later in life, we still
    consider them our dear friends. Paul was such a kind, loving soul and we are sure that he will be greatly missed.
    May he rest in peace.
    With our deepest sympathy.

    May 9, 2020
    Rosemarie Andronaco Festo and Jim Andronaco -
  • to the family / between 1957 and 1963 i was a caddy during the summers in new canaan. paul was the caddy master and i remember him well. i always thought he was a terrific person who treated me and my friends fairly as far as getting the best loops and teaching proper golf behavior. more than that he had a great sense of humor and seemed always to know how far he could go with us in terms of his kidding around. i am 75 now and have long since been gone from new canaan but still hold very fond memories of my growing up there my parents being born and raised in darien and norwalk. i was very fortunate to have been around genuinely nice and decent people like paul and those memories remain with me till today. i share loss. may peace be with you.

    May 18, 2020
    jay bouton -
  • A good Guy ! Ron “Q” Donahue NCHS Class 1950

    May 19, 2020
    Ronald "Q" Donahue -
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