Joseph J. Prato "Teeta"

September 3, 1933February 24, 2018
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Joseph J. Prato of Mt. Sinai formerly of Port Jefferson and Brooklyn, N.Y. returned to the Lord February 24, 2018. He is the beloved husband of the late Theresa G. Prato. Loving father of Judith Passiglia and her husband Leonard and Christine M. Prato-Coleman and her husband Gregory. Cherished grandfather of Lenée and her husband Johnny, Jesse and his fiancée Victoria, Desirée and her husband Joseph and Donté. Devoted brother of Molly Ward and Patricia Florio. Reposing at the O.B. Davis Funeral Home, 1001 Rt. 25A, Miller Place, N.Y. Visitation Monday 4-9:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am. Tuesday at Infant Jesus R.C. Church in Port Jefferson. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.


  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Joseph J. Prato "Teeta"

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Cheryl Lindsey

March 19, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family and friends may you endure this most difficult time of much sorrow. Phillipians 4:6,7


Greg Carter

February 27, 2018

Spent many weekends w Joe on men’s retreats. Always enjoyed his jokes and songs. What a great mentor he was to the men he met. Always find memories.
God Blees you joe.
Love Greg Carter

Peter & Vicki Teofrio

February 26, 2018

Joe - We were friends for over 40 years! We take comfort in knowing you are now with your best friend!! Peace to all!
With love,

Peter & Vicki Teofrio

February 26, 2018

Joe - We were friends for over 40 years! We take comfort in knowing you have now joined your best friend!! Peace to all!
With love,

peter &vicki teofrio

February 26, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ed Murphy

February 26, 2018

Joe, you left behind quite a legacy! You will be sorely missed by all! You and your family will be in our prayers! Love The Murphy Family

Lisa (Teofrio) Shapiro

February 26, 2018

Judy and Christine- Your dad was such a wonderful man! I have such fond memories of both he and your mom! Know that you and your families continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!!

Floyd and Judy Reed

February 25, 2018

Rest in the peace of the Lord, Joe, with your beautiful Terry! Our sincere condolences to the Prato family.


February 25, 2018

One of greatest men i had the pleasure of knowing thanks to my father Deacon Richie Gilligan. Any questions concerns about life, business, ideas, needing to bounce thoughts off Joe was always there for me anytime i called and said Joe i need to see you. He would tell me Jamesy what day and time works best for you. We would sit for hours as i picked his many years of life experience and from all those times together he helped me figure out what i should be doing with my life. Since we both loved making money and the action it was finance where i ended up. The love Joe had for my father and vice versa played a big part in my access to him anytime i needed to run by him what was on my mind next. The respect and love i have for Joe is second to none. I wish we could sit at the diner one more time and just listen to the endless stories i loved to hear about the old days as we had very much in common in many ways. Joe you and Terry were the life of my wedding and all night everyone asked me how come they never met uncle Joe before. The real reason i never wanted to share him with anyone else. I enjoyed him to much all by my self. This is a big loss in my life but an even better gain in the times we spent together knowing he enjoyed me as much as i loved him. As the tears roll down my face i can truly say they do not make them like Joe Prato anymore.

I will always miss and love you Joe and glad every time we left each other i made it my business to tell him that and let him know how i felt and what he meant in my life trying to figure my own life out. Till we see each other again where ever that may be i will be anxiously waiting to hear Jamesy where and when works best for me this time i may tell him Saratoga for the month of August just me and him on me.

Love always and will be deeply missed,

James Gilligan

February 24, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11