Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger





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 Nieto.
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 extended family.
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 family.
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.
Online condolences nay be sent to the family at
Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Nieto family.
                                               MARIA'S GALLERY

                                HONORING DR. JOSEPH  PATRICK NIETO


  Mike Dorula, Maria Fly, Tina Steckline, Becky Brennan, Tony Lopez,       Joe & Bridgett's 3 sons  


Frank Pisano Jr, Fr. Dan pisano& Jim Wilson   Frank, louis & Ann Conte, Aida Ramella   Jessie Williams& Geneva Brown   Monica's son, Petie Pisano & his wife

Pete Ramella & Bev Williams      Larry Barber  

       Narma Spichek & Joyce Dorula   Gareth Mills