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Joseph L.Pryor, 77

Joseph L.Pryor, age 77, of Milford and Natick Ma, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 1st, 2023. He was born in Long Island, NY to the late Ralph and Dorothy (Thaine) Pryor. He was raised in Natick Ma and resided in Milford Ma for almost 40 years            

Joe is survived by his wife Barbara (LaConte)and three sons, Roland (Randy) of Oakland Ca, Jason and his wife Jennifer Pryor of Whitman, Ma,  and Joseph Jr. and his girlfriend Allie Gonzaga of Milford Ma.            

He leaves behind three sisters, Michele DeMatta and her husband Elliott  , Donna Countryman,  and Deborah Dauphinee, and his brother John. He is predeceased by his brother Ralph and his wife Dawn.            

He also leaves behind many brothers and sister in- laws. Christine Scace and her husband Gary Sherlin, Mary and Paul Bougie, Laura Mysliwiec,  Francine and Brian Foley, Catherine and Peter De Pasquale, Joseph and Holly LaConte. Nancy and Nick Flynn, and George and Gina LaConte.  He also leaves two grandchildren Cecilia Dauphinee and Cameron Pryor and many nieces nephews and friends.

Joe graduated from Natick high school in 1963 and attended Boston College for two years. Joe was well known in Natick for his many athletic achievements. He was an all star athlete in baseball, basketball and football. Joe was inducted into Natick Sports Hall of Fame for all three sports in 2013.            

He played football at Boston College   for two years. He was drafted into the Army and served his country proudly during the Vietnam War.  After his return he was drafted to play football for the Houston Oilers.            

Later he worked as a manager for Stop and Shop Companies at Bradlees.  Later he was employed as a sales rep for United Supply, Elgart Distribution, Globe Distribution and Imperial Distribution.            

Joe loved all sports as a participant and spectator. He was an avid fan of all New England pro sports.  He enjoyed filling out his March madness bracket yearly and watched every game. He will be remembered for our family gatherings around the van tailgate watching the Cape Cod bay sunsets. He was the happiest while in the company of his family and friends.  Every occasion was a party.  His hospice time at home was spent surrounded by and supported by his loved ones.            

Joe had a larger than life personality. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He was a humble, gentle, kind, and loving human being.  A true friend who listened to and cared about everyone he knew. Joe will forever live in our hearts and be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother,  uncle, and friend.           

  Our sincere thanks go out to the caring nurses, doctors, and medical staff at Dana Faber, Milford Regional Hospital, and Salmon Hospice. Special thanks to Dr. Gelman,  Dr. Kaddis,  Dr Newstien, Dr Thompson,  and God for keeping him around for so long.            

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 5, 2023 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M followed by a funeral home service at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford. The burial will be at the convenience of the family            

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joe's name to New England Center and home for Veterans.  17 Court Street #2601,  Boston Ma. , 02108


Guest Book

To Joe’s family, so sorry for your loss. Growing up on Harvard St. Joey was always fun, a great athlete and one of the cutest kids in the neighborhood. Often we played baseball in front of his house (until someone broke a window, usually my sister Judy) and played outside until dark. Joey and Ralphie made my childhood more fun and constant adventure. It was a blessing to have them in my life. My deepest sympathy to his family. His sister especially were always so nice. 💕.
Joanne (David) Corrigan


To Joe’s family, so sorry for your loss. Growing up on Harvard St. Joey was always fun, a great athlete and one of the cutest kids in the neighborhood. Often we played baseball in front of his house (until someone broke a window, usually my sister Judy) and played outside until dark. Joey and Ralphie made my childhood more fun and constant adventure. It was a blessing to have them in my life. My deepest sympathy to his family. His sister especially were always so nice. 💕.
Joanne (David) Corrigan


Joe was a wonderful friend and a great teammate. All will never forget his exploits on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond. Joe always had the heart of a lion and was a class act. My deepest and sincere condolences to his family.
Scott Knight


I first met Joe when he was 11 years and came to the Whitney Playground, in Natick to play for a flag football team I was coaching. I immediately recognized his talent and he played cent and linebacker. He was great to coach and vey pleasant. I followed his career and visited several times at his house. He will be missed!
John Proctor


I first met Joe when he was 11 years and came to the Whitney Playground, in Natick to play for a flag football team I was coaching. I immediately recognized his talent and he played cent and linebacker. He was great to coach and vey pleasant. I followed his career and visited several times at hishouse. He will be missed!
John Proctor


I was saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. Joe was a great athlete and even better person. Joe was a genuinely good guy.
Robert Rossi


Im so Sorry for your Loss ❤️💕🙏🙏Thoughts and Prayers to you and Your Family During This difficult Time !! RiP Joe .. From my Family to Yours Sincerely Paula /Ronda/TommyBennett & Children Please Call if You need anything ..💕❤️❤️
Paula Bennett &Family


He will be remembered as such a genuine and kind person, and he will never be forgotten. May his memory be a blessing. With love, Hallie, Satchel & Fiona Dauphinee
Hallie, Satchel, and Fiona


Rest in peace
Bunny Mitchell Surdoval


Joe is was true friend , we both attended Natick high school and played football and had many laughs. He will be missed , my condolences to you and your family. Kendell Pease
Kendell Pease


What a life to have led, he was a big soul in a big body. We are so sorry Barbara, Jason and Joe. It's comforting to know that he has had you through thick and thin. Barbara, you fought hard to give him his 9 lives. We love you Barbara.
Dave and Judy Baker


Barbara and family we are so very sad to hear that Joe has passed. Oh what memories from our time together at Bradlees. Fun, happy and hard working is how we remember the big guy. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Betty & Dennis McGuiness


Fare well mighty Joe. Love you.
Paul Robinson


Condolences to the whole family. Joe fought valiantly for such a very long time. May he rest in peace and May his memory be a blessing to all of you. Jane Pollock
Jane Kendall Pollock


Jason Sorry to hear of your loss. Just judging by the number of Facebook pictures of you guys together demonstrates the depth of your loss. Larry and Barbara Spidle
Larry and Barbara Spidle


To dear Jason and family sorry to hear the loss of your father. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you may God bless you all love, uncle Frank and auntie Sandra.
Sandra patrician


Jason I'm truly sorry for the loss of your Dad May he rest easy and may your family find peace Love ya Brother
Tim Berry


Jason Sorry for the loss of your dad. Sincerely Dick and Judy Connolly
Judy and Dick Connolly


Mr. Pryor, thank you for the laughs, wisdom and friendship you offered me and all of Joey’s friends. Growing up at your house and spending time in your presence had a huge impact on all of us. We have the utmost of respect and appreciation for you. Much love to you, Mrs. Pryor and Joey.
Tim


Our hearts go out to the Family and we are so sorry for your loss. We are so glad we were able to meet Joe. You had a fun loving and caring soul. You will live on in our memories. Sweet Peace and Rest. Love David and Phyllis Nash ❤️
Phyllis and David Nash


Rest in the sweetest peace Joe. I couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law. I will miss you tremendously always. "Hey Elvis, play Alexa!"
Jennifer Pryor


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