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Gregory F. Fulgione, Jr. was born in Winthrop Mass., on December 5, 1929, to Mary (Mastrolia) and Gregory Fulgione. He graduated from Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, Mass., and was awarded the Engineering Drawing Prize. He was inducted into the Rindge Technical High School Hall of fame and also received Rindge Technical High School Alumni of the Year Award. He lettered in football played right guard and he also played baseball as a catcher for Rindge Tech. He graduated from Marianapolis Prep School in Rhode Island on a football scholarship and played in the only Prep School Bowl in Lynn, Mass., which was called the Shoe Bowl.
He went on to Northeastern University on a football scholarship and played on the Freshman Team that was unbeaten, untied, and unscored upon. He transferred to the University of Rhode Island and played one year of Varsity Football before being inducted into the Army in April of 1951. He served in the Army in the Army Security Agency in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and along with several other medals, received the Nobel Peace Prize.
He held season tickets to Boston College Football for 30 years and followed the team everywhere including Hawaii. He and his wife Eleanor were avid travelers, went to all 50 states, the Provinces of Canada. Mexico, most Caribbean Islands, South America, Europe, and Morocco, North Africa. He travelled to Guam, the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea while in the Army.
He received an Associate Degree in Electronics from what is now UMASS Lowell and Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from Northeastern University where his college career began.
Gregory worked for Doelcam in Brighton, AVCO in Wilmington and Lawrence. He retired as a Director of Infrastructure from the State of Massachusetts.
In his younger years, he was an officer of the Lawrence Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bowled in a League at Stadium Lanes, he was an avid sports fan. He coached Farm League, Little league and Senior League for South Lawrence West. He was active for years with the Sons of Italy Lawrence Lodge, North Andover Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in Boston where he served as Sports Commissioner. He was a lifetime member pf the CAV in Lawrence. He was a member of the First Mount Vernon Association, wrote the bylaws and was instrumental in obtaining residential status for the Mt Vernon area. He was a member of the Young Republicans, the Lawrence Republican City Committee for over 50 years and was chairman of District E.
His wife was the love of his life. He loved his daughter, his two sons, and his three grandsons. His family was his life and his home, where he lived for 60 years, was his castle.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Zoglio) of 63 years; his sons, Gregory and wife, Lissa, Geoffrey and wife, Tracy; daughter, Lynne Ellen and husband, Emilio; and grandsons, Geoffrey II, Christopher, and Nicholas; and our dog, Rocko.
A mass will be held at Corpus Christi Parish Essex Street in Lawrence, Mass., on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 10 a.m. followed by a Military Funeral.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  November 7, 2017
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