HONORING DR. JOSEPH PATRICK NIETO
Born October 6, 1955 at Grace Hospital in Welch, W.Va. he was the
son of Theresa Pisano Nieto of Princeton and the late Gerald Harold
He was a 1973 graduate of Gary High School, a 1977 graduate of West
Virginia University, and a 1983 graduate of the West Virginia School
of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nieto did his residency in Ob-Gyn
in Lancaster, Pa. He moved to Princeton and opened his Ob-Gyn
practice in 1988. He delivered over 10,000 babies during
his professional career.
He was married to his loving wife, Bridget Dineen Nieto on June 4,
1983. She was the love of his life, and he grieved the loss
of her in 2006 after her battle with breast cancer.
In addition to his mother, survivors include three wonderful sons,
Zachary Jonah Nieto, Lukas Noe' Nieto, and Josiah Daniel Nieto all
of Princeton; one sister, Monica Mills and husband Gareth of
Princeton; his mother-in-law, Tess Dineen of Morgantown, W.Va.; his
brother-in-law, Mike Dineen and wife Joyce of Morgantown; two
sisters-in-law, Mary Dineen and husband Dan Frantz of Bowling Green,
Ky. and Liz Dineen of Charleston, W.Va.; two nephews, Caleb Mills
and Jacob Mills of Princeton; and two nieces, Brittany Erskine of
Charleston, W.Va. and Micalyn Dineen of Morgantown, W.Va.; two
uncles, William Nieto (his Godfather) of Denver, Colo. and Frank
Pisano of Cranston, R.I.; two aunts, Magdaline McCrady and husband
Carl McCrady, Sr. of Bristol, Va. and Helen Pisano of Woodbridge,
Va.; many special cousins; and his dedicated and loving dogs, Katie,
Cleo and Marley.
Dr. Nieto's office staff was his extended family and includes Rhonda
Lambert, Barbara Neal, Judy Moore, as well as his sister, Monica
Mills. The staff at Princeton Community Hospital Women's
Center and the staff in the operating rooms of PCH were also like
Dr. Nieto loved his work, and anyone who knew him well was blessed
to see his many talents. He kept everyone fed well, from
family and friends to dogs and birds. He was a true
Mountaineer, loved all sports, loved and respected all types of
music, and loved to cook. He served as a preceptor for many
students from the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Mountain State
University, James Madison University, Shenandoah University,
Bluefield State College Nurses Program, Radford University, Old
Dominion University and Marshall University.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Princeton with Father Dan Pisano as Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Park Cemetery in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dr. Marshall Long, John "Jabo"
Williams, Eric Durham, Wayne Belcher, Danny Hurley, Dr. Carl McCrady,
Jr., Frank Conte, Dr. David Larkin, Larry Barber, and John Cox.
Honorary pallbearers will be many special friends, co-workers, and
Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2009 with a Christian Wake
Service being conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Public Library,
205 Center St., Princeton, WV 24740, or to the Mercer County
Humane Society, 1003 Shelter Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.
Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Nieto family.