John J. Praino

John J. Praino

John J. Praino of Riverhead passed away Nov. 14, 2017, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead at the age of 93.

John was the son of Frank and Mildred Barbari Praino. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Julia Ambrose Praino, in April 2015. He was also predeceased by his brother, Francis Praino, in 1951. He is survived by his godson, Robert A. Sikora Jr., M.D.; his wonderful caretaker, Lorraine Noonan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

John was a 40-year member of the armed services, retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1969 with the rank of senior master sergeant. Upon retiring from the Air Force, John embarked on a second career as a title searcher for Title Busters in Riverhead.

John and Julia loved to travel and dine out. The walls of his office are lined with matchbooks commemorating all their travels.

Visitation was held Nov. 17 at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral-Home in Riverhead. A Mass of Christian Burial was held the same day, the Rev. Peter J. Garry officiating. Burial with military honors was conducted at Calverton National Cemetery.

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