When was the last time you spoke to a personal friend of Joe Pesci and Frankie Valle? Ok, never? Well, meet our Claims Manager, Mr. Paul Alongi, Sr.
Paul was born in Newark, the oldest of four children and graduated from Barringer High School. Joe Pesci and Frankie Valle were among his friends. Born with a love of music, he learned to play tenor sax at age 7. As a big band member, his group backed up Connie Francis, Dion and the Belmonts, Tony Bennet, Xavier Cougat, Al Martino and others. To this day, Paul is an active musician playing in several venues.
He was athletic, too! Paul tried out for the NY Yankees in these early years.
Paul started his insurance career in the actuarial department of U. S. Life and studied for his law degree at night. In five years, he graduated from Seton Hall Law School and started his law practice.
While running for public office, Essex County Freeholder, he met a fellow candidate, Patrick Lynch. Years later this would result in Paul joining Pat’s young company “First Indemnity of America Insurance Company / FIA Surety” to become our first Claims Manager. He’s been a valuable asset all these years.
Paul has served on the Bloomfield Board of Education (President), the New Jersey Commission of Investigations, and has also been a long-time leader in many community organizations, including: the Bloomfield Federation of Music and Civic Band, the Garden State Concert Band, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and Finance Councils, Holy Name Society and Circle of Friends.
Paul is a highly experienced problem solver and, he is accessible to our agents and clients! 973-541-3414
We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN, FL, GA, AL, OK, TX