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Name Samperi, Paul
Othernames Samperi, Paul Arthur
Birthplace Hoboken, NJ
Deceased 09/19/2013
Deceased where Wall Township, NJ
Mother Samperi, Sarah (nee Sapienza)
Father Samperi, Joseph
Spouse Samperi, Joan Burke
Children Patricia
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Paul Arthur Samperi, 87, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home in Wall Twp. He was active in the restaurant and hospitality industries for more than 70 years. Paul started his career at the Union Club, his family's banquet house in Hoboken. From 1963-1974, he owned Paul Samperi's Restaurant and Lounge on the Asbury Circle. As a Membership Director of the NJ Restaurant Association he tripled membership. Paul formed his own company, Samperi Restaurant Services in 1979. He often lobbied in Trenton and Washington, DC on behalf of NJ restaurateurs. In 1989, the Wall Township Chamber of Commerce honored him with the Outstanding Business Award. Paul retired in 1998.Over the years, he was active in many civic organizations. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools Advisory Board, the American Legion and numerous antique car clubs, including the North Shore Antique Auto Club, which he joined in 1962. He was a former member of the International Geneva Association, NJ Tourism Council, National Restaurant Association, and the Hoboken Jaycees. Paul was born in Hoboken and lived there until 1960 when he moved to the Shore area. He attended Demarest High School in Hoboken where he was active in the debate club and was the only student to win the Bellarmine Debating Society award, two consecutive years. Paul served in the Navy during WWII and later earned his Bachelor's Degree at St. Peter's College in Jersey City. Paul is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan (nee Burke) and his daughter, Patricia of Hoboken. He is also survived by his niece, Maryann Samperi Soule, her husband, Steven Soule and their son, Matthew, all of Boonton Township. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Sarah (nee Sapienza Samperi) and his older brother, Michael. ====
Occupation Proprietor, Union Club, Continental Hotel
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Associated Records

Manuscript: The Runner and the Steamship. By Paul Samperi. Copyright Pending; Sept. 1979; May 2002; Jan. 2006. - Manuscript

The Runner and the Steamship. By Paul Samperi. Copyright Pending; September 1979; May 2002; January 2006. Duplicated typescript. pp. [vii], 398, illustrated. A family history (including his autobiography) of the Samperi family who once owned and operated two Hoboken landmarks - the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. The content of this manuscript is restricted by the author. It may not be made available in electronic form as stated by him in March 2012. (Author died Sept. 19, 2013 at age 87.)

Image of Memoir of Paul Samperi about a visit by Frank Sinatra to Demarest High School, Hoboken on Nov. 2, 1942. - Speech

Memoir of Paul Samperi about a visit by Frank Sinatra to Demarest High School, Hoboken on Nov. 2, 1942. - Speech

Memoir of Paul Samperi about a visit by Frank Sinatra to Demarest High School, Hoboken on Nov. 2, 1942. Single photocopied leaf with typewritten story by Sampieri, undated, circa 1990. With: photocopy of his original typewritten introduction of Sinatra, dated Nov. 2, 1942 and inscribed at the bottom by Sinatra: Thank You So Much Sincerely Frank Sinatra. ---- See notes for full text. ---- This item, although the original signed page is apparently lost, is an example of Paul Samperi's thorough work in maintaining a personal archive of all his activities (which he also applied to other activities such as the Junior Chamber of Commerce and family owned businesses, the Union Clu

Image of Color photocopy of a Paul Samperi published newspaper notice, "The Hoboken Crooner," March 15, 1941. - Clipping, Newspaper

Color photocopy of a Paul Samperi published newspaper notice, "The Hoboken Crooner," March 15, 1941. - Clipping, Newspaper

Color photocopy of a Paul Samperi published newspaper notice, "The Hoboken Crooner" from March 15, 1941. Newspaper was apparently the Jersey Observer. ==== Text of article: The Hoboken Crooner Frank Sinatra, who is being featured with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra every Thursday night, has made a new song sensation called, "My Memmor," featuring the Pied Pipers and Connie Haines. They are now awaiting the release of their new motion picture, "Las Vegas Nights," which will soon be seen at your local theatre. Frank Sinatra, who was born in Hoboken, has been with Dorsey's Orchestra for one year. Paul Samperi, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken. [cataloger's note: address is that of the Contin

Image of Trade card: Continental Hotel, Joseph A. Samperi, Prop[rietor]., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1920-1925. - Card, Trade

Trade card: Continental Hotel, Joseph A. Samperi, Prop[rietor]., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1920-1925. - Card, Trade

Trade card: Continental Hotel, Joseph A. Samperi, Prop[rietor]., 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1920-1925. Reverse blank. 3" x 5" wide. Vignette view of hotel exterior. "Telephone Hoboken 1147." "The Perfect Home for European Travelers."

Image of Button: Continental Hotel. Tel 1147 Hoboken. Hoboken, N.J. Joseph Samperi, Prop. N.d., ca.1923-1929. - Button

Button: Continental Hotel. Tel 1147 Hoboken. Hoboken, N.J. Joseph Samperi, Prop. N.d., ca.1923-1929. - Button

Button: Continental Hotel. Tel 1147 Hoboken. Hoboken, N.J. Joseph Samperi, Prop. No date, circa 1923-1929. Pin back button, 1-1/4" diameter. Made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. as marked on back. Image of a four funnel ocean liner at center. The hotel was close to the piers. Samperi bought the hotel at 101 Hudson St. in 1923. The four digit telephone number with Hoboken prefix would have been used until 1929.

Image of A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. - Pamphlet

A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. - Pamphlet

A Nice Tavern: Remembering the Continental Hotel and the Union Club. Recollections of Paul Samperi. Hoboken: The Hoboken Oral History Project, 2008. 1st edition thus. 8vo booklet, illustrated, pp. [ii], 38 plus cover. Ten copies. Seventeenth in the series of chapbooks titled: Vanishing Hoboken: The Hoboken Oral History Project. A project of The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library and the Hoboken Historical Museum. Chapbook published by the Museum under project grant. Interview conducted by daughter Patricia Samperi on April 27, 2007. Transcript of interview is on file at the Hoboken Public Library.

Image of Young man (Samperi family member?) in suit, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. - Negative, Sheet Film

Young man (Samperi family member?) in suit, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: young man (Samperi family member?) in suit and hat with bamboo cane, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. Copy photo of an original image made by the Samperi family. 4" x 5".

Image of Young man (Samperi family member?) in suit, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. - Negative, Sheet Film

Young man (Samperi family member?) in suit, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: young man (Samperi family member?) posed in studio, no place, no date, circa 1900-1920. Copy photo of an original image made by the Samperi family. 4" x 5".

Image of Digital image of printed newspaper photo Veterans Day ceremony at Elysian Park monument, Hoboken, no date, circa 1955-1956. - Photograph

Digital image of printed newspaper photo Veterans Day ceremony at Elysian Park monument, Hoboken, no date, circa 1955-1956. - Photograph

Digital image of printed newspaper photo of Mayor John J. Grogan giving address during Veterans Day ceremony at Elysian Park monument, Hoboken, no date, circa 1955-1956. Image printed in Hudson Dispatch; staff photographer. The event took place at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. View is looking north with Maxwell House Coffee plant in the background. Also with the Mayor is Vincent J. Wassman, center, then commander of American Legion, Post 107; right is Paul Samperi, past commander.

Image of Funeral of Dock Fire Victims, 1900. - Negative, Sheet Film

Funeral of Dock Fire Victims, 1900. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: Funeral of Dock Fire Victims, [Hoboken], 1900. Copy photo of an original image probably made from item in Hoboken Public Library by the Samperi family. 4" x 5". Funeral procession in Hoboken, August 1900.

Image of Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Color photo negative of the Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late late 1960's. One of a group of eight negatives (one with print) from the Samperi family who once owned and operated the hotel. The hotel was closed. Urban Renewal Agency Relocation Office was at the ground floor corner entrance. The building at the right is the Hudson Hotel.

Image of Digital image of Paul Samperi in graduation cap and gown from 1944. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of Paul Samperi in graduation cap and gown from 1944. - Print, Photographic

Digital image of Paul Samperi in graduation cap and gown from 1944. Photo taken by Paap Studio, 301 First St., Hoboken. No markings.

Image of The German Club House, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1905. - Negative, Sheet Film

The German Club House, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1905. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative of The German Club House, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1905. Copy photo of an original image that appears to be a printed photo; image probably made from item in Hoboken Public Library by the Samperi family. 4" x 5". Later the Union Club.

Image of Young man (Samperi family member?) wearing military uniform posed in studio, no place, August 17, 1918. - Negative, Sheet Film

Young man (Samperi family member?) wearing military uniform posed in studio, no place, August 17, 1918. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: young man (Samperi family member?) wearing military uniform posed in studio, no place, dated in image August 17, 1918. Copy photo of an original image made by the Samperi family. Inscription on matte below image was apparently scratched out and is no longer legible. 4" x 5"

Image of The Deutscher Club, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1870. - Negative, Sheet Film

The Deutscher Club, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1870. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative of the Deutscher Club, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, no date, circa 1870. Copy photo of an original image probably made from item in Hoboken Public Library by the Samperi family. Captioned in image at lower right: Gubelman Photo, 192 Washington St., Hoboken. 4" x 5". Later the German Club followed as the Union Club.

Image of Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson Street, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900. - Negative, Sheet Film

Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson Street, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative of the Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson Street, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900. Copy photo of an original image probably made from item in Hoboken Public Library by the Samperi family. 4" x 5".

Image of Der Deutsche Club in Hoboken, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1872. - Negative, Sheet Film

Der Deutsche Club in Hoboken, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1872. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: Der Deutsche Club in Hoboken, Sixth and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, 1872. Copy photo of an original image made from item in Hoboken Public Library by the Samperi family. Captioned in image at lower right. 4" x 5". The German Club (as seen in window lettering) followed as the Union Club.

Image of Young girl (Samperi family member?) circa 2-3 years old, no place, no date, circa 1920's. - Negative, Sheet Film

Young girl (Samperi family member?) circa 2-3 years old, no place, no date, circa 1920's. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo negative: young girl (Samperi family member?) circa 2-3 years old, posed in studio, no place, no date, circa 1920's. Copy photo of an original image made by the Samperi family. 4" x 5"

Image of Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Color photo negative of the Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. This image is a double exposure. One of a group of eight negatives (one with print) from the Samperi family who once owned and operated the hotel. The hotel was closed. Urban Renewal Agency Relocation Office was at the ground floor corner entrance.

Image of Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. - Negative, Roll Film

Color photo negative of the Continental Hotel, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, no date, circa late 1960's. One of a group of eight negatives (one with print) from the Samperi family who once owned and operated the hotel. Contemporary print for this image is 2001.163.0122.01 The hotel was closed. Urban Renewal Agency Relocation Office was on the ground floor corner entrance. The building at the right is the Hudson Hotel. Also seen is the Port Authority Pier; McSharry's Irish House (bar) at the southwest corner of First and Hudson Sts.