Barbara J. Minore Prato, 63, of East Haven, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 with her beloved mother and friend. She was the wife of John A. Prato. Mrs. Prato was born in New Haven on November 23, 1949; daughter of the late Joseph J. and Marjorie Cinicola Minore;had worked in the office for the New Haven Ravens, the Bridgeport Bluefish, the Norwich Navigators and presently for the office of Dr. Bjorn Ringstad, Village Medical Center, North Haven. Barbara was devoted to her family, especially to her six grandchildren sharing in all their extra curricular activities. Mother of Christopher (Jennifer) Prato of North Branford and Melissa (Janet Madigan) Prato of Hamden. Grandmother of Lia, Matthew and Emilia Prato, Kaela, Avery and Tatum Shugrue. Sister of Joseph (Sandra) Minore of Cape Coral, FL and Mark (Wendy Darling) Minore of Branford.
Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, on Sunday from 3 to 7 pm. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.
On Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 11:00 AM the family invites you to join them at a memorial gathering luncheon at Fantasia Banquet Facility, 404 Washington Avenue, North Haven.