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Condolences to the Frolio Family

April 8, 2013

Stanley Frolio, passed away on April 5, 2013 in Norwood, Massachusetts. Born in Abington, MA on March 22, 1923, he graduated from Abington High School in 1940. He attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where his tenure was interrupted for three years by his service in World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps, 23 Fighter Group, receiving the Victory Medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon. He returned to Colby in 1946, where he met his future wife, Elinor Farnham, and they graduated together in the Class of 1947. They moved to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where they raised their three children and cultivated their beautiful vegetable and flower gardens together.

Stan Frolio

In 1987, 47 years after his first arrival in Waterville, he received the Colby Brick Award for his lengthy record of service to his class and to his college. As an organizer of alumni clubs and gatherings, as a class officer and as a long time fundraising class agent, he never failed to answer Colby’s call with enthusiasm and enduring commitment.

In a professional capacity, Stanley served as a Claims Supervisor for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, as the Personnel Director for Continental Screw Company, and as an Investigator for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Stanley retired to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, where he became a popular member of the senior ski club known as the Silver Streaks. He enjoyed skiing with his family, and skied up to the age of 84.

Stanley is survived by his children, Charles M. Frolio and his wife Pamela Lanz of Gorham, Maine, David G. Frolio and his wife Jeanine Quinn of Marietta, Georgia and Sara B. O’Leary and her husband David of South Dartmouth; his sister, Shirley Pearson of Tyler, Texas; and his grandchildren, Christian Cantalupo, Peter Frolio, James Frolio, Laura Lanz-Frolio and Molly O’Leary. He was the brother of the late Thelma Reed.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 3-6pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to the United Way of Greater New Bedford, 105 William St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

About Jan Stearns

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