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“Dear Pam;I just learned of Joey's passing this weekend. I was so shocked to hear about it and I want to send you and the girls my heartfelt sympathy....Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Brother Joe was a very good person and had a very big Heart. My deepest prayers are with Pam and her Family. My work schedule doesn't allow me to...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis V Rink - Roaring Brook Twp, PA

“I knew J.P. for years from the good times I had at J.P.'s Cafe. He was a good guy. My condolonces to his family. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: William Walsh Jr. - Moscow, PA

“Dear Pam & Family, I'm very sorry for your loss,My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Joe was a good person and great friend.He will...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: George Weitz - Moosic, PA

“Grace and family, I was shocked and saddened to read of Joey's death....he was always a smiling friendly face whenever I saw him. I know you have...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Maciejewski Mojzis - NC

“Dear Pam & Family, We're very sorry for your loss,Joey was a great person and we'll all miss him very much !! You're in our prayers.. ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mark S. - Moosic

“Sorry to hear about Joey, I grew up with him in Avoca on Elm street. I will always remember him as a good person who was always kind to my Mom and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Carl Haduck - Powell, TN

“Dear Pam and Familly I was very upset to hear of Joe's passing. I remember as a kid if Joe ever saw me walking home from a friends house he...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jennifer Kenyon Hawksley - Dupont, PA

“Dear Pam & family, I'm so sorry to hear about Joey. It was good to see you all at Avery's graduation party. May you stay strong. My heart and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Andrea Cooper - Duryea, PA

“Dear Pam and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe passing. He was a great person who always made me laugh. I will keep you and your family in my...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Angel Salerno-Turowski - PA

“Pam & family,im so very sorry of the loss .I have such great memories of him working at the bar when i was there weather it was to pick or drop off...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: sara price - moosic, PA

“dear Pam, Nikki, and Shannon im very sorry about joey i loved him like a father he was pretty much a dad to me joey you will be truly missed i love...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: sharon rodney - kingston, PA

“Pam sorry to hear about Joe's passing, He was a great guy. Everyone from Pool league loved him. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Mike DeFazio - Avoca, PA

“Dear Pam and family, Im sorry to hear about Joey he was a great guy and he will be missed. Pammy you were a great wife and companion to him. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: kimberly mills - moosic, PA

“To all....I was so sorry to hear about Joe. I had only met him a few times when we shot at JP's, but he was always a sweetheart when I'd see him.Pam...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Wendy Whipple - Pittston, PA

“Dear Grace, Mary Kay,Patty Ann, Pam and family, My deepest sympathies, prayers and thougths of love to all of you at this time. I am so sorry...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Morrissey (Grabowski) - CA

“Dear Pam and family, I was very sad to read of Joe's passing. He was a great guy and it was a pleasure knowing him. Pam, you took great care of...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


Joseph P. Piragas, age 48, of Moosic, passed away early Tuesday morning at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Pam DeFazio Piragas. Wed on January 12, 1980, the couple was married for 29 years. Born in Taylor on October 16, 1961, son of Grace O'Donnell Piragas and the late Paul Piragas, Joseph was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1979. He had worked as a welder by trade until 1980 when he became the owner and operator of J.P.'s Cafe in Moosic until his death. Of Protestant faith, he was a member of the Moosic Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Moosic Lodge #664. An avid reader of the author Dan Brown's novels, he was also a devoted fan of the Dallas Cowboys. A loving husband, father, son, brother, relative and friend, he will be dearly missed. He is also survived by his two daughters; Shannon Pavalonis and husband Ronald and Nicole Piragas and companion Julio Dalina, all of Moosic, his two grandchildren; Kaitlin Gnall and Brady Michael Pavalonis, his two sisters; Mary Kay Stetina and husband Steve of Pittston and Patty Avery of Falls, his god mother and aunt, Ann Marie Conroy of Pittston, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Karen Paczkowski, M.D., and her staff for all of their care and compassion. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 7:00PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, by the Rev. Dr. Susan J. Ezell, Pastor of the Moosic Presbyterian Church. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Joseph's family (c/o 727 Main Street <2nd floor> Moosic, 18507).

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