JoAnn Prutz

December 22, 1936June 5, 2018

JoAnn Prutz beloved wife of the late H. Donald Prutz passed away on June 5, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Angeline Balisano. She is survived by her children Stephen Prutz of North Attleboro, MA, Deborah Potvin of Willington, CT, Angela Walsh and her husband Michael of Manchester, CT. Michael Prutz of San Francisco, Ca. She loved her grandchildren Kerry Litke and husband Rob. Brett Walsh and wife Jessica, Timothy Walsh and her 5 adored great grandchildren. She leaves her special "sister" Arline Aniello of Old Lyme, CT. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She retired from the St. of CT Judicial Department. JoAnn was a life long communicant of St. Mary's Church. For many years she attended the UCONN Women's basketball games with the YaYa sisters.

Calling hours will be held from 2pm-4pm Sunday June 10, 2018 at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT 06108. A memorial Service will be held at 10 am, Monday June 11, 2018 at St. Mary's Church 15 Maplewood Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108. Burial to follow at Silver Lane cemetery, Silver Lane East Hartford, CT. 06108. For online condolences and guest book, please visit


  • Angelina Balisano, Mother
  • H. Donald Prutz, Husband
  • Stephen Prutz, Son
  • Deborah Potvin, Daughter
  • Angela and Michael Walsh, Daughter and Husband
  • Michael Prutz, Son
  • Kerry and Rob Litke, Granddaughter and Husband
  • Brett and Jessica Walsh, Grandson and Wife
  • Timothy Walsh, Grandson
  • Mrs. Prutz leaves behind 5 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish her memory


  • Calling Hours Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Grave Side Monday, June 11, 2018

JoAnn Prutz

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Francine & Jim Roy

August 30, 2018

We want to tell the entire family how sad we were to hear the news today about JoAnn’s passing. We are backyard neighbors with her and talked over the fence when we would see each other. We knew she had been battling an illness but we thought we was doing fine! She told us she was over the fence.... well words can’t tell you how sad we feel about the news today and hope that God will keep you as you mourn her passing. She was so nice....

Theodore Paulding

June 11, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have learned of JoAnn's passing. My wife, Michele and I got to know JoAnn many years ago when we were all members of the Judicial system.....JoAnn as an Assistant Clerk, myself in the Prosecutor's office, and Michele as a Special Deputy Sheriff. JoAnn was one of the special people who stood out because of her rare combination of intelligence, ability and personality. I can't remember one day when she did not have a smile on her face, and she was always the "go to" person in the Clerk's office at G.A. 12 and G.A. 13. She is now re-united with her beloved Don. God Bless all of her loving family.

Connie and Frank Castro

June 10, 2018

We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Joann's family. I worked with Joann at GA-12 , Don and I were Special Deputy's and worked together too.
I never meet a more Loving Family as the Prutz's RIP Joann, your a wonderful woman.

Chuck n Norma Wilson

June 8, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Joann's family. May she rest in peace. My fondest memory of Donnie n Joanne was at our wedding. Many fun times visiting with each other while our children were also entertaining each other. She will always be thought of as a kind n generous soul. God Bless!