A choir of angels came to bring Donald Joseph Prutisto 91, to heaven. Donald, a Carbondale, PA., native served honorably in the US Army, 2 Infantry Division during WW2. He is predeceased by his parents Caesar and Angelina (Molinaro) Prutisto
(Riportista), brother Armand, sister Jean Mancuso. He was doted on by his sisters Jean, Rosalie and Celia, always mischievous and playful. After military service, he moved to Binghamton across the street from his soon to be love, Hilda Serafini. Their one-year courtship was full of dancing to big bands at the Pavilion and planning a life together. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Hilda and his children Mark (Linda) Prutisto of Throop, PA., Donald J. (Jean) Prutisto Jr., of Vestal, Diana Johnson, of Johnson City , Angela Prutisto of Binghamton and Thomas Prutisto (Kim Chang) Amherst, MA. He is also survived by his sisters Rosalie Acquisto of Port Richie, Florida and Celia Villano of Carbondale PA. He was adored by all of his Grandchildren-Mark G. Prutisto, Gabrielle (Frank)Shimkus, Andrea Prutisto, Tony (Becky) Prutisto, Christopher (Linda) Winans, Tom (O’Dessa) Johnson, Kylie Prutisto-Chang, Jessie Prutisto-Chang. Don was blessed with 8 Great Grandchildren-Lysandra, Emerson, Aidan, Greyson, Sebastian, Harper, Haydn and Anabella. He was an employee of Montgomery Wards and then Sears and Roebuck in Binghamton for more than 35 years where he rose to be the manager of the Suburban Department. Don was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church where he was member of the Holy Name Society. He loved his trips to Italy to visit his father’s homeland. He was always a do-it-yourself kind of guy, fixing up their home was a passion for him. He really enjoyed making wine or sausage to share with friends; golfing and tending his garden. He will be remembered by all as a kind, gentle man with a love for family, friends, food and life. Visitation will be held on Sunday December 30, 2018 at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home Inc. 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY from 1 until 3pm. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary of the Assumption on Monday at 9am. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth St. NW Washington, DC 20006-3517. Arrangements are with Albert J. DeMarco.