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Mary Ellen Prucker

1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Mary Ellen Prucker Obituary

Mary Ellen (Kochis) Prucker, 94, of Alexandria, Virginia, wife of the late Earl Anthony Prucker, died April 8, 2014 at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Mary was born in Lisbon Falls, Maine, daughter of John Holomon Kochis and Ella (Astrab) Kochis. She resided in East Hartford, Connecticut for most of her adult life. Mary graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1936, and from the Maine School of Commerce in 1937, after which she worked at the Poland Springs plant in Maine. During the war, Mary worked in the medical department at Fort Levitt in Portland, Maine, where she met and married Earl Prucker of Stafford Springs, Connecticut. In 1953, they moved to East Hartford where they resided for almost 50 years. Mary, a devoted member of St. Christopher's Church in East Hartford, raised two children, and worked at Travelers Insurance Company as an insurance rater until she retired in 1980. In 2002, she moved to Alexandria, Virginia, to be near her children and grandchildren. Mary is survived by her two children, Janice Prucker of Alexandria, Virginia, and Michael Prucker of Washington, D.C. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christine Prucker of Annandale, Virginia, and Karl Prucker of Dumfries, Virginia, as well as her two great-grandchildren, Antonia and Aidan, who gave her great joy and were the brightest light of her later years. Funeral Services will be held today, Saturday, April 12th, at 11AM, at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the funeral home at 10AM. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 12, 2014
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