We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Plainville Funeral Home
Peter Procko, 97, lifetime resident of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Mulberry Gardens in Plantsville, in the arms of his loving wife. He was the devoted husband and best friend to Edith (Piers) Procko, with whom he shared 75 years of marriage- full of love, laughter, and good times.
Peter was born on February 26, 1925, one of six children and grew up in Plainville, attended local schools and graduated from Plainville High School. In high school and even years after, Peter was very athletic as he ran track, played basketball, participated on various softball teams, and enjoyed the game of golf. He continued to play golf well into his early 90’s. He also enjoyed bowling and fishing. Shortly after high school, he happily married the true love of his life, Edie, and together they settled into their forever home in Plainville where they raised the sunshine of their lives, their only daughter, Catherine. Peter worked as the supervisor at the Environmental Test Lab at Allied Control, as well as within inspections at Pratt and Whitney prior to enjoying his retirement. Peter was a talented wood-worker and crafted many beautiful pieces of furniture for the family home. He was a self-sufficient, independent man, who had an intensely strong, do-it-yourself character. A devout Catholic, Peter was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church and attended Mass regularly with his wife and daughter by his side. Peter was a dedicated family man; he did whatever needed to support and make his family happy, especially his wife. He made sure family had everything they needed, but also modeled to never take anything for granted. He was very wise when it came to investments and finances, and was passionate about the stock market, trading’s, and saving money. A true family man, with a quick wit, great sense of humor, and eyes that smiled when he did, Peter will be missed dearly as his family carries on his legacy of hard-work, dedication, and most importantly, love.
Peter is survived by his wife of 75 years, Edith (Piers) Procko; his daughter Catherine (Procko) McQueeney and her husband, Gerald; his grandchildren, Jill McQueeney and her wife, Kristin Burghardt and Laura Magisano and her husband, Jason; his great-grandchildren, Jenna Carbone and Riley Magisano; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. The last surviving of six, Peter was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Michael, John, and George Procko and his sister, Catherine Fanguillo, as well as his life-long best friend, Bob "Okie" Okenquist.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Friday, June 17 from 10 to 11 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St., Plainville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Donations in memory of Peter can be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church c/o Parish Office, 19 S. Canal St., or to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St (Plainville, CT 06062). The staff at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., extends their gratitude to the Procko family for their trust. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PLAINVILLEFUNERALHOME.com.