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Joseph Francis Pronti

Joseph Francis Pronti
  • September 14, 1948 - April 26, 2019
  • Johns Island, South Carolina

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“so sorry to here about joe RIP also a great guy ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: robert sarratori - geneva n. y.

“My condolences to the family for your loss. May the God of all comfort "who binds up the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourn" sustain...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: D B

“So sorry to hear of the loss of another old friend. I think back about growing up in Geneva and all the good time we had. Joe was a great guy and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Snowney - Friend

“I'm so very sorry about my dear friend Joe, we had a lot of great times growing up!!! I will miss him and he will always be remembered as a true...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nicholas Massa - geneva, NY

“I will never forget the good times "back in the day" in Geneva, Good friend, great guy! RIP "Houdad". ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Vogt - Dunnellon, FL

“I am so very sorry for your loss Barbara. Joe was just one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Whenever we would have a conversation he...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Bennett - Myrtle Beach, SC

“So sorry for your loss. He absolutely was a great hugger. I am sorry we did not get to see u in your new home. Will miss that great smile. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Maureen Federlin - NY - Family

“A great patriot has fallen. We feel honored to have known Joe if only for a short period of time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Beth and John Rogers - SC

“Though we are deeply saddened by Joseph's passing, because of our faith in Jehovah God's promise of a resurrection, we do not sorrow as those who...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Shee Key - Shaker Heights, OH


Joseph Francis Pronti, 70, of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Pronti passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2019 in his newly loved city of Charleston, SC. The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Church of the Nativity, Catholic Church, 1061 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC at 11:00 a.m. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

Joseph was born on September 14, 1948 in Geneva, New York, son of the late Angelo Pronti and Susan Davoli Pronti. After leaving his beloved hometown of Geneva, Joseph moved to Long Island, NY where he resided for 35 years. In the final chapter or his life, Joseph and wife Barbara moved to Charleston; a town he always dreamed of calling home. Joseph was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He served his county in the United States Army. Joseph retired after a long career as a School Food Service Administrator. He was a member of the New York State School Lunch Advisory Council and President of the Long Island School Food Service Directors Association. He was also involved in many volunteer organizations. Joe loved his family and friends deeply. When you got a hug from Joe you knew you were being hugged.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Pronti, of Johns Island, SC; daughters: Laura (Steven) Zabo of Savannah, GA and Michele DeYoung (Timothy) of Stewart, FL; son: Joseph A. Pronti of Long Island, NY; sisters: Beryl Ann Pronti of Canandaigua, NY and Carol Pronti of Geneva, NY; grandchildren: Steven Zabo(3) Andrew Zabo(1) Alexandra DeYoung(13) Joseph N. Pronti(8).