Richard L. Proiette
Richard L. Proiette
  • April 20, 1944 - July 31, 2017
  • Connecticut

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Richard Proiette, 73, husband of Claire Proiette, passed away on July 31, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born April 20, 1944 in New Haven to Mario and Mary Proiette. He is survived by his son Christopher Proiette and his wife Jennifer of Norwich, Melanie Dunphy and her husband Brian of Chaplin. Grandfather of Anna, Talia, Sarah and Ben. Brother of Mario Proiette Jr. of East Haven and Lucille Valerio of Milford. Richard served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years, after retirement he was employed at the Coast Guard Academy as a human resource manager. Richard was a long standing parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes church in Gales Ferry. He actively supported his Church as a Eucharistic Minister and in perpetual adoration. Richard served as Director of Religious Education for several area churches including Shepard of the Sea in Groton, Sacred Heart in Groton, St. Mary's in Greenville and Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry. He was devoted to his wife Claire and spent much of his last years tirelessly caring for her. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 5 to 7 pm at the Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem Street in Norwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be at held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1650 Route 12, in Gales Ferry on Monday, August 7 at 10:00 am, burial with full military honors will follow at Maplewood cemetery in Norwich. To leave an online condolence or sign the online guest book, please visit: