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Henri G. Prosperi, Sr.

Aug. 15, 1938 – March 6, 2016

Henri G. Prosperi Sr., 77, of Altoona passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 6, 2016 at

UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona son of the late Guido H. and Ida F. (Lamorte) Prosperi. He married Olida Musto on Sept. 23, 1961.

Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years. Three Children: Mary Lee Mitchell(William), Janine Beard(William) and Henri Jr. Six Grandchildren: Janelle Meadows(Michael), Erin Graham(Matt), Mara Mitchell, Billy and Stefan Beard, and Christian Prosperi. Two Great-Grandchildren: Josephine Meadows and Liam Graham. He is also survived by his brother John.

Henri was a 1956 graduate of Altoona High School, and a 1961 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He retired from the Altoona Area School District after 30 years of teaching spanish at the Altoona High School.

Henri was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He was an avid walker and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and cooking. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At the request of the deceased there will be no public visitation. Friends will be received at the 11 am funeral mass celebrated on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Fr. Joe Mele. Committal will be held at Calvary Mausoleum following mass. Arrangements by the Santella Funeral Home.