Beloved father and husband, Paul Anthony Frangos died Friday, January 24th at home after a long and valiant battle with Multiple Myeloma. Paul leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Elise Manley Frangos of Marion, MA and his children, Christina Mary Frangos of Marion, MA, Evan Paul Frangos of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lydia Dorothy Frangos Norris and her husband David Angelo Norris of Franklin, MA, and his loving brother, Thomas Anthony Frangos of Portsmouth, NH along with his in-laws, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved so much. Paul was predeceased by his sister, Dorothea, and his parents, Mary Christos Frangos and Anthony W. Frangos.
Paul was a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA at the University of Virginia. An avid runner, weightlifter and athlete, Paul served his country as a Marine at the end of the Vietnam War. He worked in International Marketing for Parker Brothers and for Verizon as a Director of International Marketing for 25 years where he trained sales forces and brought yellow pages advertising to Mediterranean countries as well as, Asian and former Soviet Bloc countries. A skilled linguist and writer, Paul enjoyed building cultural bridges with leaders of all sorts. In the final decade of his career, Paul taught mathematics and financial literacy to urban high school students in the Lawrence and Lynn Public Schools to honor those who had positively shaped his own development.
He and Elise raised their children in Boxford where he fundraised for several new playgrounds and built nature trails with the Boxford Athletic Association. Paul was a Boy Scout leader helping dozens of young men achieve their Eagle Scout Rank, including his own son, Evan.
After moving to Marion, he enjoyed the beauty of the South Coast, having the time to bike, kayak, walk his dogs, and practice carpentry to help his children with their homes. The consummate gentleman and friend, Paul will be dearly remembered for his love of animals, family and friends, his kindness, wit, intelligence and support for all who knew him.
A celebration of Paul’s life for visitors will take place from 8 to 9:30 on January 28 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham followed by a 10 o’clock Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s name to the MSPCA at https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/
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