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Paul E. Conroy, 91, husband of the late Barbara V. (McCarthy) Conroy, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Hunt Nursing and Rehab in Danvers, Mass.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Francis and Grace (Cronin) Conroy. He resided in Hamilton most of his life.
He was a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Navy during WWII. After taking up boxing in the Navy, Paul became a professional prizefighter in Boston, until he “hung up his gloves” when he married Barbara. He enjoyed a broad career, including working at the Quincy Shipyards, and serving as General Manager at Industrial Engineering in Salem. Later in life, he and Barbara purchased and ran The Lady Rose fish market in Gloucester, which became a daily gathering point for their many friends and relatives in the area.
Paul was an accomplished gardener, with a special love for his rose garden. He was also a loyal sports fan, rooting for all of the New England professional teams.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie E. Conroy and her partner, Peter Masse of Amesbury; he is also survived by his granddaughter, Sarah Katherine Fox of Chicago, Ill. He is predeceased by his three sons, Barry W. Conroy, Francis D. Conroy and Paul E. Conroy Jr.
A Funeral Service will be held privately by request of the family. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made, in Paul’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  September 15, 2017
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