Flemington, NJ- Lenore (Massaro) Proetto, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at home with loving family by her side. Born and raised in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Philip and Mildred (Caruso) Massaro, she raised her family in Farmingdale, NY with the love of her life, Philip Proetto and settled in Flemington.
Lenore was above all a mother and a grandmother. But she was also involved with “Friends of Bill W.” since early in her marriage, shortly after her husband began participating in the program. Over the years her involvement became an important part of her life. Lenore helped many people, both women and men in the program, just as her husband did. One person stated flatly when he learned of her death that he would not be alive today if it weren’t for “those two.” Her many interests also included dancing with her husband, home decorating, cooking, and entertaining with lavish meals especially for the Holidays and “Tea Parties” for her grandchildren. After losing one of her four children in 1989, her first grandchild was born followed by 8 more over the next 12 years. Her grandchildren became her passion over the years as she shared her faith and love of family to convey important values to them. But Lenore’s greatest interest and passion in life was always her relationship with her husband Phil. They met when she was 19 years old and their bond based upon trust, reliability, and love grew stronger over the years. They traveled together on over 50 vacations throughout the world.
Lenore is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Philip Proetto and loving children, Philip Proetto, Raymond Proetto, and Linda Besecker.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Sunday, April 19 from 3-7 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 21 from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21 beginning 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home followed by an 11:30 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Three Bridges. Disposition will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA.