Paul Joseph Hargreaves, Sr.
After a courageous battle with cancer Paul Joseph Hargreaves Sr. died on June 25, 2019 at home in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Paul was born on July 7, 1932 in Medford, MA to the late George and Lillian Hargreaves.
After graduating from Medford High School he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After serving he attended Boston University graduating with a BS in Business Administration.
While working on Cape Cod during the summer of 1955 he met the love of his life Shirley who would soon become his wife. Married just shy of 61 years they were two peas in a pod. He was the jokester and she the straight man, always keeping him in line. And could they dance! After graduating from BU he joined United Parcel Service where he spent his career in Human Resources until retiring in 1990. Leaving their home in Darien, CT they retired to Amelia Island. The retirement years were filled with golfing, boating, fishing, attending church, entertaining family and friends and traveling – he was proud to say that he had been to every state! While he loved the hot tub at Amelia Island Plantation’s health center, no one had a more pristine pool than he had and it was enjoyed by all.
In addition to his wife Shirley he leaves behind his daughter Dorinda (Charles) Fish of Stamford, CT, his son David previously from Montauk, NY and now Fernandina Beach, his granddaughters Kelsey Beglin from Shelton, CT, Cara Beglin from Portland, ME, Sandra (Joey) Bryan from Fullerton, CA and a great grandson Asher Bryan also from Fullerton, CA. Also he leaves his sisters in law Anne (David) Sullivan of Oak Harbor, WA and Carol Bostrom of Madison, CT. He is predeceased by his son Paul J. Hargreaves Jr., his sisters Mary (Jack) MacNamera, Lily (Robert) Sheehan, Katherine O’Neill, and his brother George Hargreaves and brother in law Pete Bostrom. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Known as the “funny guy” by many, he was always quick with a joke, a smile and a most incredibly generous nature. In addition, he never walked by a piano without tickling the ivories with one of his, by ear, bluesy jazz renditions …Heart and Soul being a favorite. As he often said, “If you have your health you have everything”.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Michael Catholic Church.]
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Mr. Hargreave's name be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care.
We were truly blessed to have him in our lives. RIP until we meet again.