Angelo Paglia, 92, of Lake Worth, Florida and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, passed away on January 13, 2021, two weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of more than 70 years, Mary, his daughter, Sharon, and his son-in-law, Scott. He was predeceased by his son, Robert. He was the cherished grandfather to Nicole, Robert, and Patrick, and the great-grandfather to Jake and Gia. Angelo also leaves his brothers, Carmen and Joseph, and the late Richard. He was predeceased by his parents, Augustine Paglia and Josephine (Mercadante) Paglia.
Angelo graduated from Burdett College with an Accounting degree in 1950. He spent his entire career with the U.S. Post Office as a Letter Carrier in Boston and in Lexington, and he spent the weekends as a fruit peddler with his many childhood friends at Boston’s Haymarket. He faithfully served his country in the Army from 1945 to 1947 during WWII.
Angelo devoted his life to his family and friends, and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. He raised his family in Somerville and fulfilled his dream of building a home on Cape Cod, where he spent weekends until his retirement. Upon his retirement, he split his time between Lake Worth, Florida and the Cape. While in Florida, he enjoyed golfing and bowling in several leagues. He always spoke warmly about the many, many friendships that he made over the years. He returned to Cape Cod every May just in time to plant his huge garden and take care of his pride and joy, his lawn. One of his favorite things to do was to spend time on the ocean on the Cape. He loved to clam, fish, and crab, especially with his grandson, Patrick. Together they explored secret beaches and made many memories along the way. After returning from their adventures, he would bring home his bounty and cook an amazing meal for his family to share. He was known for his great clam chowder and homemade pasta dishes, a passion he found after retiring.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial mass will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org
Arrangements are by the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH. To leave an online condolence, please visit Angelo’s tribute page at www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.
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