The Gloucester Daily Times has the obituary for our Paul Frontiero’s father-
Paul F. Frontiero, Sr., 86
01/14/2012 2:00 AM
GLOUCESTER — Paul Francis Frontiero, Sr., 86, of Gloucester, passed away on Friday morning, January 13, 2012, at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Born in Boston on May 3, 1925, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Lovasco) Frontiero. During World War II, he had served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a Seaman 1st Class and Boatcoxswain.
Paul was very proud of his service and had fought in numerous campaigns including landing Marines in the first wave of the invasion of Japan where prisoners from six nations were waiting for them on the docks. For his service he was awarded the American, Asiatic and Pacific medals, Philippine Invasion and Liberation medal, Japan Occupation and Victory medal with three Battle Stars.
As a young man, Paul began fishing with his father and had worked on many boats as an engineer, cook and doryman. He later gave up fishing to raise his three boys and began his career as an artist. Paul was an accomplished artist and his works hang in many private collections around the world.
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