“I’m shocked and utterly devastated by the sudden passing of former Council Member Paul Vallone. Paul was a beloved colleague and a well-respected leader in Queens. I have many fond memories of our time serving together in the Council from 2017 to 2021. A dedicated public servant, Paul continued to give back to our city as the Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans Services. His contributions have benefited countless New Yorkers and will continue to have an impact for generations. Most importantly, Paul was kind-hearted, compassionate, and caring, and we will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, and the entire Vallone family.”