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Matthew Scott Prouty

1957 - 2015 BENNINGTON Matthew Scott Prouty, 57 a resident of Vail Road passed away peacefully Thursday Jan. 22, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Matt was born in Bennington on May 4, 1957, he was the son of Raymond B. and Lura (Oldham) Prouty Sr. He attended local schools graduating from Mt. Anthony Union High School in 1975. He married the former Pamela Krawczyk on July 25, 1981 at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church. Matt had an excellent mechanical ability which he used as a machinist at Sibley Manufacturing, U.S.T. and in his own small engine repair business. He enjoyed working on his classic cars and trucks and shared this passion with his family. He was a regular at area car shows. He enjoyed searching for a good deal at tag sales and flea markets and listening to music. Matt enjoyed joking around, tinkering on just about anything and bartering for a good deal. He really loved spending time with his grandchildren. When he was younger he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a former member of the Bennington Moose Lodge. He leaves his wife, Pamela of 33 years; son Daniel Prouty and wife, Andrea; daughters, Katie Briggs and husband, Shawn, and Jennifer Prouty; brothers, Raymond B. Prouty Jr. and wife, Nancy, and Thomas Prouty and wife, Rita, all of Bennington; granddaughters, Genevieve and Paisley Briggs; step-grandchildren, Rhyse and Wyatt Briggs; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Larry; sister, Lura; and grandson, Anthony. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held at the HANSON WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Robert Wiseman officiating. Burial will follow in the Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. when the family will be present. Memorial gifts may be made to Moose Heart International in care of Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. To send condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.


Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 24, 2015
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