Paul Joseph Hargreaves Jr. died Sunday, December 30 in Jacksonville, FL following a brief illness. Born on August 11, 1961 in Newton, MA he lived his younger years in North Reading, MA; Perrysville, PA and Marlborough, MA. In 1975 his family moved to Darien, CT and was the family home until 1990. Paul graduated from Darien High School in 1979, were he was a Fireman in Darien Fire Department. He then attended University of Miami before he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served several years stationed in Germany as a Sergeant in the 35th Field Artillery Division. Upon leaving the Army, he attended UCONN at Storrs, CT. During this time, Paul was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, crewing of sailboats, teaching Scuba privately and at a camp in Maine, along with boating, skiing, surfing and camping in and around the Long Island Sound region. He continued many of these passions throughout his life. He worked in the Bond Fund Division of Merrill Lynch in New York for several years before relocating to Aspen, CO. Then Paul joined his parents on Amelia Island, FL where his passions for wildlife grew. He enjoyed many roles working in the outdoors. Paul also spent time volunteering at various animal shelters. With the gift of gab, a zest for meeting new people and enjoying the company of his family and friends, he was known for his genuine desire to help others and he will be sorely missed. Paul was an avid Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Gator fan as well. He leaves behind his parents Paul and Shirley Hargreaves of Fernandina Beach, FL; his daughter Sandra Bryan and her husband, Joey and son, Asher of Fullerton, CA; his sister Dorinda Fish and her husband Charly of Stamford, CT; his brother David Hargreaves of Montauk, NY; two nieces Kelsey Beglin of Shelton, CT and Cara Beglin of Portland, ME.
Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel on Amelia Island at 12 noon. There will be also a Paddle out at Peter’s Point on Amelia Island on Sunday, January 13 and picnic weather pending. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hope House of Fernandina and the Nassau Humane Society.