Hull native Frank J. Infusino Jr. has published his third novel, “The Lady in Black,” a mystery that incorporates a modern-day murder with the Civil War-era legend of the ghost that haunts Georges Island off the coast of Hull.
Infusino began writing books upon his retirement as an educator in California. “The Lady in Black” is his third novel, preceded by “The Final Word” and the set-in-Hull mystery “Murder at Fort Revere.”
As a former educator, Infusino believes in helping young people achieve their life goals. As a result, all the royalties from those novels go toward funding two scholarships at Hull High School for graduating seniors.
The Frank & Carol Infusino Continuing Education Scholarships are awarded to a boy and girl who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university, a community college, or an accredited technical school. The school’s Scholarship Committee selects the recipients; Infusino chose to leave the award decisions to teachers and administrators who best know the students. The 2020 recipients were Bianca Foresta and Anthony Scalia.
Infusino grew up in Hull and graduated from Hull High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He served in Vietnam as a Marine officer and then worked for more than 30 years as a teacher, high school principal, and district superintendent in California.
His father, Frank Sr., was a longtime Hull police officer who in his off time worked at Paragon Park, repairing rides and installing new attractions like the miniature golf course. Pictures of him will be included in an upcoming Paragon history book being compiled by Infusino’s nephew, Times contributor Christopher Haraden.