Raymond J. Prokop

1943 - 2021

West Springfield


Raymond J. Prokop, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 6, 2021. Ray was born on June 12, 1943, son to the late Joseph and Helen (Rozenbajgier) Prokop. He was raised and educated in Ludlow and was a graduate of Ludlow High School. Raymond and his wife Diane were the proud owners of Janik Sausage until his retirement in 2010. After retirement, Ray worked security for the Eastern States Exposition. To cherish his memory, Ray leaves his beloved wife of 53 years, Diane (Benoit) Prokop, their children, Christine Ziemba and her husband Derrick of Suffield and Michael Prokop of West Springfield, his beloved grandchildren, Emma Rose and Jack, his beloved sister, Carol Mercure and was predeceased by his brother Mark Prokop. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors. Ray was a hard worker whose family and grandchildren were his world. A private graveside service was held at St. Thomas Cemetery. 

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Simon Brighenti

March 20, 2021 4:01 PM

Mike So sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you, your mom  and your family.

Simon Brighenti 

EJ LaBranche

March 20, 2021 12:23 PM

So sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. He was a good man. He worked hard and was very proud of his delicious Janik’s kielbasa. I also remember being fascinated when he would bring home a deer after hunting. My love and thoughts go out to Diane, Michael, Christine and the grandkids.

bonnie hershowitz

March 19, 2021 5:14 PM

Diane, Michael and Christine,
Our condolences for your loss.  May your many memories bring you solace.
Dave & Bonnie Hershowitz

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