Giuseppe "Joseph" Prochilo
1930 - 2021
Obituary of Giuseppe "Joseph" Prochilo
Giuseppe “Joseph” Prochilo, age 91, formerly of Pennsauken, passed away peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side on July 31, 2021.
Joe was born in Tresilico, Oppido Mamertina Reggio Calabria, Italy on March 9, 1930 to the late Antonino & Giuseppina Prochilo. Beloved husband of the late Santa (nee Imbesi) for 59 and a half years. Devoted father of Josephine DiBabbo (Robert), Mary Grace Armento (Thomas), Clementina Jarecki (Tom) and Sandy Bonomo (Daniel). Loving Pop of seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Joseph, Isabella, Alexa, Adam, Matthew and Gabriel. Dear brother of Vincenzo (Antoinette), Giosofatto (Domenica) and brother-in-law to Concetta Prochilo, Joanna Imbesi (late Anthony), Vincent (Alice). Predeceased by his sister Clementina Fedele, brothers Gaetano and Gesu, and sister-in-law Lena Imbesi.
Joe immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1959. He followed his beautiful bride to America and they were married on October 25, 1959. Joe learned his trade in Italy, and became a master craftsman and accomplished cabinet maker. Nothing made Joe happier than spending time with his family and a glass of wine and a dish of pasta!
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation and funeral on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 6-8PM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home, 6600 N Browning Road, Pennsauken and Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 10-11AM at The Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11AM. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bayada Hospice at Inspira Health Network, 603 North Broad St, Suite 301, Woodbury, NJ 08096