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Antonio M. Proietti

May 30, 1927 December 17, 2008
Antonio M. Proietti
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Obituary for Antonio M. Proietti

Antonio M. Proietti, a resident of Milford since 1976 died on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 after a brief illness. He was 81 years old. Born in Agropoli, in southwestern Italy on May 30, 1927, he was the son of Giuseppe and Antonia (Coppola) Proietti and was serving in the Italian Army in 1964 when he met a visiting American woman, Virginia Taylor. The couple fell in love, was married on May 16 of that year, moved home to Detroit, where they lived until 1976 and raised their family. Virginia preceded him in death in 1996.

A sheet-metal worker with the automotive industry, Mr. Proietti also did building and construction work. He was an extra in the movie, �Jason and the Argonauts� an adventure-fantasy filmed in Italy in 1963. Always handy around the house, he loved gardening and planting trees, listening to Pavarotti sing opera, and seeing the generations of his family grow up around him.

He is survived by his daughter, Maria (Michael) Landis of Wolverine Lake and by his son, Mario Proietti and grandsons, Matthew and Jason and many extended family and dear friends who will remember his generosity, his warm smile and helpful ways.

Funeral from St. Mary�s Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Road, Milford, Monday 10AM. Father Ron Anderson to officiate. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Sunday 2-8PM. Memorial may be made to American Diabetes Association. For further information please call 248.684.6645.

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