Funeral procession along York Street for Albany to pay their respects to late entrepreneur Paul Lionetti

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Albany will bid farewell to late businessman Paul Lionetti.
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Albany will have the chance to farewell entrepreneur Paul Lionetti when a procession travels through the heart of the city on Monday.

Mr Lionetti died on May 31 at the age of 69, sparking an outpouring of emotion from the community.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 10.30am on Monday at his waterfront tavern Due South on Toll Place.

Due South is next to Hilton Garden Inn Albany, the $30 million hotel which was Mr Lionetti’s latest and greatest project.

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After the service, a cortege will form a procession up York Street, travelling down Lockyer Avenue to Spencer Park and on to Allambie Park Cemetery.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the procession through the CBD would be a fitting way to celebrate his good friend’s life.

“The whole of York Street will be available for people to come and pay their respects to Paul,” Mr Wellington said.

“It is an opportunity for people to line the streets for those who can’t get into Due South itself.

“The centre of town was where Paul did the majority of his work so it is fitting that the centre of town is the place for our people to show their respect.

“There has been such a big outpouring of emotion in tributes on social media so I think a lot of people will turn out.”

Mr Wellington said he expected the procession to start about midday. He said police would help cordon off the main street to traffic.

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