Joseph "Joe" Anthony Pago

May 2, 1953 ~ December 18, 2023

Joseph “Joe” Anthony Pago, 70, of Sulphur, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2023, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Joe worked for the City of Sulphur for 29 years before retiring and moving on to S.P.A.R. for an additional 13 years. One of his many duties for the City of Sulphur was putting up Christmas lights in the “Grove” and all around the city. Joe enjoyed baseball while his son was growing up in the sport and they would spend countless hours practicing together. He had a passion for bass fishing and would go fishing every chance he could. Joe loved to go fishing with his nephews, family and good friends. His trophy bass was finally caught recently from Caney Lake weighing in at over 8 lbs.! Joe was a lifelong member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church of Sulphur. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #8978 and a sponsor of LaSalette Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Joe met Janie back in high school and have been together ever since. His loves call him Paw Paw Joe, and they would spend lots of time together where he would push them in the swing all while teaching them their letters, numbers, address, etc. Joe was a family man in every sense of the word. His family was his life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 49 years, Janie Chargois Pago; son, Matthew Pago and wife Alaina; brothers, Joseph Hammy Pago Jr. and wife Earline, Ronald J Pago; granddaughters, Gianna Catherine Pago, Siena Clare Pago; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Hammy Pago Sr., and Ruby DeVille Pago; brother-in-law and best friend, Henry Chargois.

A mass of Christian burial for Joe will be held at 10 AM, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Our Lady of LaSalette in Sulphur. The family will receive guests on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, starting at 4 PM until 8 PM with a Cursillo Rosary at 6:30 PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 8 AM until time to leave for Mass. Committal will be held privately.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick G. Pilie, M.D., Dr. Alisha Bent, M.D., and their staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Heart of Hospice care team, and the parishioners of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church CYO, 602 N. Claiborne St. Sulphur, La. 70663.
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Visitation: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Cursillo Rosary: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
6:30 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Visitation: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
10:00 am

Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church
602 N. Clairborne St
Sulphur, LA 70663

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  1. Candle 7Janie and family, my heart goes out to y’all. I pray y’all will find comfort and peace in your precious memories.

    Fly high, Joe, and rest in peace.

  2. Joe and Janie and Matthew. You are my friends forever. I have loved and admired you ever since I first met you.

    Joe. You have raised a great family and you have a world of friends. This is a tribute to your life as a holy witness.

  3. Candle 1Many thoughts and prayes for the Pago family. Joe was a great guy that I’ve known since I was 13 years old back in our school days. Joe was a great friend to so many.

  4. JANIE. I am so sorry. I hope Joe finds peace. Maybe he and Clayton are fishing. May you have peace and comfort. Love you

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