Wednesday 18 October 2017

Restaurant critic Paolo Tulio leaves €900k in his will

Paolo Tullio
Paolo Tullio
Liam Collins

Liam Collins

The ebullient restaurant critic Paolo Tullio, who died in June 2015, left almost €900,000 in his will, which went to probate last week.

Although he spent the last years of his life as a food writer, Italian-born Tullio, who died of cancer at the age of 65, was also an accomplished Michelin-starred chef. Documents lodged in the Probate Office last week stated that Paolo Luigi Mario Tullio, of Annamoe, Co Wicklow, left an estate valued at €896,112.

The executor was his artist son, Rocco.

Tullio first came to Ireland to study at Trinity College Dublin and lived here for the rest of his life. He worked as a clinical psychologist in St Brendan’s Hospital and as an interpreter and translator, among many other jobs.

He married the artist Susan Morley in 1975.

The couple had two children and later divorced, but got back together in later life.

At his funeral, she said: “He was the best man I’ve ever known.”

Sunday Independent

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