Paul J. Agostino

July 26th, 2021

Paul J. Agostino, age 79, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021.

Paul was born on January 5, 1942, in Stoneham, MA. He was the son of the late Vincent and Rita (Endicott) Agostino. Paul was raised and educated in Medford, MA and a graduate of Medford High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army on February 6, 1959; he served as an MP throughout his time in the military, guarding atomic weapons in Germany as well as throughout the United States. Paul was honorably discharged in July of 1962 and went on to serve in the Army Reserves until February of 1965.

Following his discharge, he came home to Medford. He worked as a truck driver and then started a career in construction, eventually rising to superintendent on major building projects in Boston including the Prudential Center and the John Hancock tower. In the 1970s he returned to policing as a police officer for the town of Stoneham where he served until being injured in the line of duty. After recovering, he started his own construction company and worked until retiring in 2012.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going out to eat, and volunteering. He was very giving of his time and talents to various charities. He was an active Mason and Shriner, and was constantly helping in his community, as well as with children in need. Paul also volunteered with several Veterans Organizations. He was a staple in the Wilmington Veteran Services Office, where he would offer a ride to any Veteran who needed to get to a VA Doctor appointment and always offered friendly advice to a Veteran in a crisis. He will be remembered as kind, caring and very generous, always there to lend a hand to his family, friends, neighbors, and his community. He will forever be in the hearts of those he loved.

Paul was the beloved husband of Marsha (Metcalf) Agostino, devoted father of Wayne Agostino and his wife Amy, the late Kevin Agostino, and Sharon Agostino; step-dad of Brian Oxman and his wife Sarah, Tina Ramsdell and her husband Ken, and Lisa Botte and her husband Jeff.

Loving “Papa” of Emily, Michael, Angela, Samantha, Amanda, Chad, Marina, Jared, Jake, Mason, Addison and Danilsa. Brother of Janet Polcaro and her husband Robert and Robert Agostino and his wife Kathy. He is further survived by his former wife and friend Mary Elhefnawy, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial gathering at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, October 16th. Visiting Hours will be from 1:00-3:00 pm, and the memorial will conclude with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul’s memory to the Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


11 Entries in Guest Book for “Paul J. Agostino”

  1. Frank West says:

    Karen and I offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Paul and his wife Marsha. I used to see both Paul and Marsha at various events at the Shriners Hospital. God bless Paul and Marsha now and always.

  2. Patty & Frank Staffier says:

    Dear Marcia, We are so very sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
    Patty & Frank Staffier

  3. Marshall and Barbara Bishop says:

    Dear Marsha and family, We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.
    He will be dearly be missed by his Masonic brothers and know that he now resides with all passed brothers in the Celestial Lodge above.
    Prayers and peace to all his family.
    Barbara and Marshall Bishop- Chaplain Friendship Lodge

  4. Gary Atamian says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Agostino family. May Paul rest in peace.

  5. Mary Peters says:

    Sending my sincere sympathy to Marsha and the rest of the family! May Paul rest in peace.

  6. Mark L. Metcalf says:

    Our condolences to the Agostino family. Love you Marsha. RIP Paul.

  7. Steven Bulley says:

    My sympathy to Paul’s family. Paul will be miss at Aleppo Shrine.

  8. janet agostino polcaro says:

    Dear Friends of Paul, It is heartwarming to read your messages about Paul. They bring comfort and smiles, of course, as he really was quite a character and bigger than life.
    He loved the Shrine, and worked with the Vets of Wilmington Local Heroes.
    He enjoyed being with people and the fun and the work of these volunteer organizations, and always had a good story to offer. Thank you all from Paul’s family and we appreciate all the warm wishes for Marsha — she and Paul were affectionate right to the end………. Janet Agostino Polcaro
    ( sister)

  9. Dee says:

    Was so happy to hear of his passing. Loud big mouth with an entitled opinion. Rot in hell dirtbag

  10. Charles Haney says:

    Dear Marsha — Mary — Wayne and family 8/24
    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing, I just heard of it today. I had the pleasure of working with Paul for many years and always considered him a friend. He will be remembered as a great guy and always giving to those in need. I am sorry that we lost touch over these past few years but he was in my thoughts. Hope you all stay well and you have our deepest sympathy. sincerely ,C Haney

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