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