Harry Anthony Prosceno, Jr.

Harry Anthony Prosceno, Jr., age 77, of Wilmington, DE passed away at home on September 7, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Mary (Leonetti) and Harry Anthony Prosceno, Sr. He graduated from Salesianum High School and went on to work in various textile manufacturing plants which took him around the world.  He loved sharing his experiences of travel and learning other cultures.  He created numerous “poppy-isms” such as napping in every possible location and telling his grandkids to “be bad” when they left to return to their parents. He was also an avid fan of Delaware Park, a regular customer at Crossroads Restaurant, and a well-known member of the St. John the Beloved community. In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia Mitchell in 1994, his brother John J. Prosceno in 1997 and his wife, Janice Prosceno in 2018.

Harry “Poppy” is survived by his children and their spouses, Kristina “Kris” and Alex Wisniewski of Lincoln University, PA and Dwayne and Lisa Prosceno of Bloomsburg, PA; his grandchildren, Alicia, Joshua, Jessica, Angela, Mackenzie, Macin, and Bohdan; his great grandchildren, Landon, Ryder, Sawyer, Benjamin, and Oliver; his sister, Betty Stewart of Minneola, FL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

A visitation will be held on Friday September 13, 2019 from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12 P.M, both at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, PO Box 747 Middletown, DE 19709.


Submitted by Rick Vititoe on
So sorry to hear May God Bless the family

Submitted by The Fairings on
Our most sincere and deepest condolences, as we extend our prayers to Harry’s family, and his friends alike. May he RIP.

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Submitted by Evaline M. Ales... on
Dwayne, Kristi, Angie and all......You know how much I loved my dear cousin Harry. He was so very kind and compassionate. He loved his family and had the weirdest sense of humor. He also missed Janice so very much. We grew up together, lived next door to each other and shared many memories. He will always be in my heart. With love Evie Leonetti Alessandrini

Submitted by Ginny Craig on
Harry’s Family - I am very, very sad to read of Harry’s death. My husband was Harry’s friend from Sallies, and Janice was my friend from Conrad. Whenever we were all together, all we did was laugh. We enjoyed their company, and I am sorry they are both gone. R.I.P. Harry

Submitted by Joyce and Dom Sapu on
So sorry for your loss. Will miss Harry at Crossroads

Submitted by Catherine Townsend on
Mr. Prosceno was one of my favorite patients whom I care managed over a period of about 3 yrs. I was sorry to hear that he had passed. I can only hope that he is in a better place now, out of pain and enjoying the company of the loved ones who went before him. Sending prayers to the his family. Catherine Townsend, RN.

Submitted by Nate Schwartz on
So very sorry to hear this news. Harry was a caring person who worked a number of years for our company Techniservice and I know he will be missed by his family. I will be unable to attend tomorrow, but I look forward to making a contribution in his name to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. My best wishes to the family. Best regards. Nate Schwartz

Submitted by Connie Gallucci on
I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing, it was a wonderful, thoughtful person. I will never forget his kindness to my mother, Alta Prosceno (John's widow), and his great sense of humor.