The Capital Region business community has lost one of its captains of industry. Anthony J. DePaula, the owner and president of DePaula Auto Group, died after suffering a heart attack on October 16 while visiting New York City. He was 75.
DePaula, a longtime resident of Saratoga Springs, first started selling cars in Schenectady in 1980, eventually moving the business to Central Avenue in Albany. In the decades that followed, DePaula’s dealerships became a regional powerhouse, selling area customers brands such as Chevrolet, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Mazda at dealerships in Albany, as well as at a recently opened Maserati/Alfa Romeo showroom in Colonie.
DePaula was a longtime friend and client of saratoga living Chair Anthony Ianniello’s law firm, Ianniello Anderson, P.C.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, and daughter Kara DePaula Lynch.
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