Donald Edward Prisby, May 14, 1930 - June 8, 2013. Don was born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, the only child of Edith and Edward Prisby. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He married the love of his life, Marie T. O'Conor of Peabody, MA, on Mare Island in San Francisco on September 10, 1952. He proudly served as an officer in the US Navy for 27 years before retiring in 1977 when he, Marie, and their children moved to San Diego. Don was employed by the City of San Diego in Parks and Recreation preserving open space fo r 14 years. He was an avid fan of the Padres and was an active parishioner of the Mission San Die de Alcala. He spent many hours volunteering at Franklin Elementery School, at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and was a Docent on the USS Midway. He is survived by children Kathleen Damon (Wallis) of Virginia Beach, Eileen Prisby of San Diego, Patricia Fumagalli of San Diego, Donald E. Prisby Jr. (Elizabeth) of Plymouth, Minnesota, Liz Andrews (Bruce) of Sunset, South Carolina, and Edie Lufkin of Ipswich, Massachusetts; and grandchildren Christopher, Stephen, Andrew, and Caroline Damon, Anthony and Dante Fumagalli, and Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell Prisby. A Navy burial at sea is planned.
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Published in The Ipswich Chronicle from June 14 to June 21, 2013