Joseph A. Pirraglia

Joseph A. Pirraglia passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at Greenville Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Annabelle E. (Guttadauro) Pirraglia. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Anna (Pelosi) Pirraglia. Dr. Pirraglia had worked as an Astrophysicist for NASA at the Goddard Spaceflight Center, Maryland before retiring. Besides his wife of 46 years he is survived by his son, Dr. Paul A. Pirraglia and his wife Dr. Christine Duffy; two daughters, Elizabeth P. Pirraglia and her husband Matthias Altwicker and Deborah A. Pirraglia and her husband Michael Walter; five grandchildren, Sterling, Dahlia, Matthew, Ian and Zechine; three brothers, Thomas, Louis and Francis Pirraglia; and two sisters, Lucy Colvin and Dr. RoseMary Pirraglia. He was the brother of the late John "Jack" Pirraglia, Gloria Pirraglia and Anna Lancellotti.