Albert Paolantonio was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and has remained in the Arlington area for most of his adult life. He graduated in 1983 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, and then started working for the Department of Defense as a Budget Analyst. In 2014, he retired after 32 years of service!
He has studied the Italian language on Sundays for about 20 years at Casa Italiana, and is a lover of all things Italian. His grandfather moved to the Boston area from Roccasicura (Isernia) in Molise in 1913. He has visited there several times, as well as many other towns in Molise, and throughout Italia. His interest in the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society began shortly after the club began in 2000. He has been a member since, and enjoyed discovering more information about the two regions, and, in the process, has developed some very close friendships among the Society. He has supported the Society over the years in various capacities, and, at this time, is very interested in bringing his passion for the Society, and Italia, to the next level as a board member. He is also interested in Genealogy, and has a variety of other active interests, such as travel, exercise, gardening, and socializing with family and friends.