Paul Joseph Hargreaves Jr. died Sunday, December 30 in Jacksonville, FL following a brief illness.

Born August 11, 1961 in Newton, MA, Paul lived his younger years in North Reading and Marlborough, MA as well as Perrysville, PA. In 1975 his family moved to Darien, CT where they lived until 1990.

Paul graduated from Darien High School in 1979, were he served as a Fireman for the Darien Fire Department. He attended University of Miami before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served several years stationed in Germany as a Sergeant in the 35th Field Artillery Division. Upon leaving the Army, he attended UCONN at Storrs, CT. During this time, Paul was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, crewing of sailboats, and teaching private Scuba diving in Maine, along with boating, skiing, surfing and camping in and around the Long Island Sound region. He continued these passions throughout his life.

He worked in the Bond Fund Division of Merrill Lynch in New York for several years before relocating to Aspen, CO. Later, Paul joined his parents on Amelia Island, FL where his passion for wildlife grew. He enjoyed many roles working in the outdoors and also spent time volunteering at various animal shelters.

With the gift of gab, a zest for meeting new people and enjoying the company of family and friends, he was known for his genuine desire to help others. Paul was an avid Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Gator fan. He will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his parents Paul and Shirley Hargreaves of Fernandina Beach, FL; his daughter Sandra Bryan and her husband, Joey and son, Asher of Fullerton, CA; his sister Dorinda Fish and her husband Charly of Stamford, CT; his brother David Hargreaves of Montauk, NY; nieces Kelsey Beglin of Shelton, CT and Cara Beglin of Portland, ME.

Services will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel on Amelia Island at 12 noon. There will be also a Paddle out at Peter’s Point on Amelia Island on Sunday, January 13 and picnic weather pending.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hope House of Fernandina and the Nassau Humane Society.