Paul Volpe, 76

Jul 7, 2017

Paul Volpe, 76, of Wareham died July 3 in Tobey Hospital, Wareham. He was the husband of Carol (Girton) Volpe and the son of the late Sabestino “Sam” and Ethel (Doyle) Volpe.

He was born in Weymouth and lived in Braintree and Wareham for many years.

He attended Braintree Schools and graduated from Thayer Academy in 1958. He attended the University of Maine. He served in the Massachusetts National Guard.

Mr. Volpe was vice president for his father’s company, S. Volpe & Co., Inc., General Contractors in Boston for many years. He worked at the Round Hill Golf Club in Sandwich until it sold.

For 34 years, he was a prominent member and leader of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks #73. He volunteered time and offered donations to countless charities. Paul was an animal enthusiast who passionately raised and bred Hereford cattle on his farm in Onset. Paul was a true entrepreneur, philanthropist and proud American.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Girton) Volpe; his step-daughter, Jil Reed of Wareham; a sister, Ann Gallentine and her husband John of Clayton, Kansas.

His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks #73, P.O. Box 566, East Wareham, MA 02538.

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