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Kitty Hawk – John Progana of Kitty Hawk, NC entered heaven’s gates on March 29, 2017 at the age of 90 years. John was born in Achusnet, MA on November 15, 1926. He served in the Army, the Navy, and the Marine Corps. The third time was a charm. After serving his country in world War II, Korea, and Vietnam, he retired from the United States Marine Corps after 26 and a half years as a Sergeant Major.
Survivors left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 61 years, Jeanette Progana; daughter, Jennifer Place and son-in-law, William Place also of Kitty Hawk, NC; son, John Progana, Jr. of Port Richey, Florida; grandson, Noah Place and wife Megan of Greenville, NC; and his grandson, Joshua Progana also of Port Richey, FL. Also left behind is John’s brother Richard “Jesse” Pragana and his sister-in-law Olivia, of Achusnet, MA. He was also blessed with four great-granddaughters; Skyler Place of Virginia; Bella Place and Sophia Jarman of Greenville, NC; and Liberty Progana of Port Richey, FL.
The family will hold a private Mass of the Resurrection at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church. The committal and interment of the urn with full military honors will be held at a future date.
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.