Josephine Mary Field Prario
June 29, 1943 – March 22, 2018
It is with great sadness and loving pride that the family of Josephine “Jo” Prario, longtime resident of College Station, TX and Nashville, TN, announce her passing on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the age of 74 years of natural causes.
Jo was born in Ft. Benning, GA to parents Francis Carl Field and Mary Porter Field on June 29, 1943. Jo and her family eventually settled in Nashville, TN where she graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1961. It is in Nashville where she met her husband, Gregory Prario and they were married on January 17, 1984. After many years living in Greg’s home state of West Virginia, they moved to College Station, TX in 2000 with a desire to be near their grandchildren. Relocating to Texas also allowed her to escape from cold, snowy winters, which Jo vehemently despised because, as she claimed, it made her butt numb.
Jo spent much of her career in culinary hospitality and retired to be a full time Grandma in 2007. Jo’s favorite activities included spending time with her grandchildren, ocean cruises, watching SEC football as an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan, reading John Clancy novels, completing the daily crossword (in ink), and proclaiming never to be in charge of anything. She could always be expected to show up early with any and all leftovers from her house and a stack of coupons. Jo enjoyed preparing everyone’s favorite meal over, and over, and over again. Additionally, the tea industry will see a sharp increase in availability as that was her drink of choice. She could not make it throughout the day without multiple glasses of unsweet tea, but make darn sure her glass has a lemon wedge perched on the rim!
Jo will be missed by her twin daughters, Lt Col Karen Sanders and Dr. Elizabeth Martinez (Gilbert Martinez); grandchildren Nolen Taricco, Sara Taricco, Jared Martinez, Sara Martinez, and Emily Martinez; mother Mary Porter Field; brother Frank Field (Betty Field); sister Kaye Gaddy (John Gaddy); and her grandpuppies Hershey and Pippin. Jo was predeceased by her brother Edward Field and husband Greg Prario.
Graveside services will be held on June 1, 2018 at 2pm at the College Station Cemetery, 2530 Texas Ave South.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley (502 W. 26th St, Bryan, TX, 77803), who took such great care of Greg during his time of need.