Joseph H. Priscella, age 68

of Norwell

Joseph H. Priscella, age 68

Joseph H. Priscella, age 68, of Norwell, formerly of Quincy and Braintree, passed away, peacefully, Sunday, September 29, 2019 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born in Weymouth, raised and educated in Braintree and was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1969. He was also a graduate of UMass Boston, Class of 1973 and later earned his Master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University. He had lived in Norwell for four years, previously in Quincy for thirty-seven years and earlier in Braintree.

He was a Certified Public Accountant and partner for over thirty years with the McDonough & Priscella accounting firm in Weymouth. Joe was also co-owner of the Tip Tap Room on Cambridge Street in Boston.

He loved sports, was an avid golfer and an active runner, enjoying the scenic trails of the Worlds End State Park in Hingham. As a young man, he excelled in volleyball and basketball and continued “shooting hoops” throughout his life.

Joe was a kind and generous man who was dedicated to his family and especially to his much-loved grandsons, who knew him as “Pops”.

Beloved husband for forty-three years of Angie (Heinrichs) Priscella.

Devoted father of Kristin Priscella Hunt and her husband Chris, Joseph W. Priscella and Natalie Tassone, Steven M. Priscella and his wife Caryn Borucki.

Loving grandfather of William and Matty.

Cherished son of Mary E. (Merrill) Priscella of Braintree and the late Joseph M. Priscella.

Dear brother of Gail E. Priscella of Braintree, Janet M. Page of Weymouth, and Judy A. DelloRusso of Falmouth and brother-in-law of Joseph Norton, James Page and Peter DelloRusso.

Joe is also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins and his adored nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to The Trustees of Reservations, 200 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or by visiting


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  • Angie! So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family! Joe was such a wonderful man and friend!
    Love and hugs to you all! May he now be at peace!

    Love, David and Mary

  • Angie, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love to you and the family.

  • The Priscella Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is the hardest time in a persons life . Cherishing the moments you all shared will always be with you in your hearts. A angel is there watching over your family forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers..God Bless
    Diana Craig

  • We are truly sorry to hear about your families loss. He was a great man and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered as a great person.
    Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life.
    Our condolences.
    Richard and Gail Hall

  • Angie, Joe, Steve, Kristen,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Priscellas kind and warm smile . My heart is with all of you. I hope you find comfort it all of your memories. You’re beautiful and loving family is a testament to the tremendous man that your father/husband was.
    With love,
    Alex Powers Cellucci

  • To Joe’s Family,
    There was a time in the 60’s that Joe, Eddy and I were like the 3 musketeers. Where 1 went the other 2 were there. Once I joined the Navy we grew apart, but I never forgot how much Joe meant to me. I saw him a few years ago on the streets of Boston and it was like we were never apart. Gail my heart goes out to you. I pray all of Joe’s family somehow finds peace.

  • Ned and I were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a wonderful man and we nothing but fond memories of our boys playing baseball together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may Joe rest with the angels.

  • We were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a caring and kind gentleman. He will be missed. We hope you will take comfort in knowing he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. He earned his way into Heaven and he, and your family, will be in our hearts and prayers.

  • To the family of Joe I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing . I am from the old neighborhood we used to hang around when we were young. Joe was one of a kind such a gentleman. H loved playing his accordion especially calcutta a classic . May god bless you all. Bob Neil

  • Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was very helpful and kind to us dealing with my Dad’s estate and continued to assist my family here in California. I enjoyed the brief chats we had about the Celtics and Boston sports when tax time rolled around. I’m very sorry for your loss