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OBIT – Orlando Priolo

MISSION – Orlando Vicente Priolo, 86, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

Mr. Priolo was born in Mendoza, Argentina, on March 15, 1932, and came to the United States in 1957. He married Norma Coradeghini Priolo in White Plains, NY, after she joined him from Argentina in 1959. They moved to Bethel, Conn., and lived there for 20 years before moving to Mission in 1987 after retirement.

He attended military school and technical college in Argentina and with an engineering degree. He was employed at American Cyanamid Company as an engineer and retired in 1986. He then worked as a substitute teacher for 30 years with the Sharyland Independent School District for another 30 years until retiring from the district this year.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Norma; children, Randall Priolo, Leonora Campbell, Claudio Priolo and Melissa DeSousa; brother, Esteban Priolo of Mendoza; and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

At his request, no funeral service was held.

The family requested memorial donations to be made to the Sharyland Education Foundation for three student scholarships in his name. Donations can be mailed to the Sharyland Education Foundation, 1200 N. Shary Road, Mission, TX 78572, and designated for that purpose. Contact Judith Ramirez at for further information.

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