Our Paul Frontiero’s dad has passed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family

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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Our thoughts are with Paul’s entire family


  • Paul, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


  • Thanks All!
    I’m sure my dad is in a better place. 86 years is a good run. i will miss him dearly. i saw him and cooked for him almost everyday. this was so quick.and that’s what he wanted. he’ll have a full military funeral friday. that’s the only thing he wanted. The greatest generation? yes. He worried about me because of Paul III’s passing.It was hard these last 5 days watching him hanging on for me. but the Hospice team at AGH Is awesome. they made him comfortable and pain free and they also took care of us. NOW MY SON AND HIS GRANDSON ARE TOGETHER. I HOPE. LOVE YOU DAD! TAKE CARE OF YOUR 3 GRANDSON’S.


  • Paul: sending your family peace and prayers


  • Elaine Marie Lapointe

    Paul, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you & your whole family.


  • Paul ~ thinking of you and your family at this difficult time ~ hard to lose our loved one ~ know he will ‘watch over you’ like never before ~ namaste, Carol McKenna


  • Thanks to all who have contacted me through here and else where. I saw him everyday. he was there for me when we lost paul III. He was more worried for me than himself. He suffered a major stroke last Sunday. He was at Dunkin Donuts on East Main St. with his close “lady friend” Grace, He had his favorite breakfast; a coffee and coffee cake muffin. When they were leaving he collapsed to the floor. and never came out of it. he passed away on friday the 13th. the hospice team at AGH Kept him very comfortable and pain free for 4 days. it was hard to see him hang on. But it was a relief to see him so peaceful after he passed. thanks for all your thoughts and prayers after these tough few months!


  • So sorry for your loss. It does sound like he lived a great life and didn’t suffer at the end and glad you were with him and that he is now with Paul III.


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