TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Paul N. D'Elia Jr. died at the Lord Chamberlain
Nursing Home in Stratford. He was 80.
D'Elia, whose grandfather, Frank D'Elia, started a travel
business in Bridgeport in 1902, was the owner and general manager
of the D'Elia Agency, a chain of four retail travel agencies here
and in Bridgeport.
He retired and sold the agencies in 1980.
A charter member of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents,
D'Elia is survived by his wife and business partner, Rita; two
sons; and a daughter, Valarie, who hosts a nationally syndicated
radio travel show.
D'Elia also served in the Navy and was a member of the American
Contributions can be made to the Bridgeport Lions Club Speak Up
Contest, which D'Elia founded.