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Lester R. Prue Sr.

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Lester R. Prue Sr., 85, a resident of Woodford Road Bennington, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 at his residence.

He was born in Bennington on Feb. 19, 1918, son of the late Eugene and Cora Belle (Stratton) Prue. He received his education in Bennington. He married the former Elizabeth “Betty” Harrod in Bennington April 28, 1939. Mrs. Prue died May 10, 2001.

In earlier years, Lester was employed as a store clerk and for many years had been the sexton at the First Baptist Church in Bennington. He was also a craftsmen when it came to wood working and restoring furniture.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Prue of Bennington, Patricia Scutt of North Adams, Mass., Frances Waters of Bennington and Elizabeth Loverin of Bennington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lester R. Prue Jr. and his wife Ella of Shaftsbury, and Gerard S. Prue and his wife Jacqueline of Woodford; twenty nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren; three sisters, Cora Jordan of Schuylerville, N.Y., Della Osgood of Bennington and Lorraine Prue of Brattleboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Della Prue, and two sisters, Rose Bartlett and Virginia Jordan.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Entombment will take place in Park Lawn Chapel in Bennington with the burial to be in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in the Spring.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in memory of Lester R. Prue Sr. may be made to the Bennington Rural Fire Department through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 9, 2003
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