2014-03-28 / People

Giovanni Profenno

Giovanni “John” Profenno, 88, of Black Point Road in Scarborough, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough with his loving wife and family by his side.

John was born in Portland on Aug. 19, 1925, toPeter and Antoinette Profenno. He attended local schools. John enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II when he served as a gunner on the U.S.S. Andromeda.

On Jan. 10, 1958,

John married Mary K. “Katie” Ferrar in Cape Elizabeth, where together they made their home and raised their family.

After returning from the war John went to work as a welder at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After retiring he worked part time for many years at the Inn by the Sea where he was responsible for maintaining the swimming pool.

John was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 832 in South Portland.

John is predeceased by a sister, Camilla Profenno, and a brother, Anthony Profenno.

He is survived by his wife Katie of Scarborough; six daughters, Diana and her husband Samuel Flint of South Portland, Kathy and her husband Harold Young III of Cape Elizabeth, Sherry and her husband Thomas Flemming of Ohio, Thereasa Profenno of New Hampshire, Nancy and her husband Larry Thompson of New Gloucester and Jamie Profenno of Scarborough; three sons, Joseph and his wife Brenda Hachey of Alabama, Steven Hachey of Gorham and John Profenno and his wife Mary Rollo of South Portland; two sisters, Nancy Kashinsky and Anna Boswell both of Portland; one brother, Peter and his wife Mary Profenno of Portland; 15 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Crawford of South Portland.

Those who wish may make contributions in John’s memory to: Maine Veterans Home, Vac Committee, US Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

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