Charles N. Miracle Man Pranskus, age 29, of Brockton, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends Aug. 27, 2013, after battling a lengthy illness since birth. Charlie was the loving son of Charles E. and Tina L. (Grande) Pranskus. He was a 2001 graduate of Southeastern Regional High School and enjoyed the demolition derby, car races and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed the Bruins and Patriots. Charlies goal in life was to become a firefighter and was recently named the first honorary Brockton Firefighter. Through the years of his illness, Charlie never gave up, never complained and was an inspiration to all he met. In addition to his parents, Charlie leaves his devoted sister, Nicole Penticost and her husband Dennis of East Taunton; his niece and Goddaughter, Gabriella; nephew, Deegan; Godparents, Bruce Duquette and Cindy Grande-Gareis; Nana, Ethelmay Grande; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was the grandson of the late Little Nana Margaret Pranskus and Alfred Grande. Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday 4-8 p.m. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Saturday at 8 a.m. for a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to support the Motility Center Treatment and Research and the Pediatric Transplant Center Extraordinary Needs Funds at Boston Childrens Hospital, either online at www.childrenshospital.org/tribute or by mail to Childrens Hospital Trust, Attn: Mary Conway, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. For condolences and directions, please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.
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Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 29, 2013