KINGSBURY, N.Y. - Dorr E. Prouty, 88, a longtime Hendee Road resident, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on May 30, 1920, in Fort Ann, he was the son of the late Dallas E. and Ethel L. (Kilburn) Prouty.
He was a graduate of the Fort Ann High School and also graduated from the Cornell University winter course program.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army. On June 22, 1941, he married Eleanor M. Kinner in Fort Ann. She died on October 16, 1996.
Dorr worked on a family-operated Polled Hereford farm in Kingsbury. He also was employed as a mechanic and shop foreman for Fort Ann Sales and drove truck for Goddard Transportation in Fair Haven, Vermont, retiring in 1985. After retiring from Goddard Transportation, he worked as a casual driver for Fort Ann Express.
He was a member of the American Legion, Raymond W. Harvey Post of Fort Ann, the Whitehall Grange #922, and a 50-year member of the Mount Hope Lodge #260 F&AM of Fort Ann, which later became known as Mount Hope Phoenix Lodge #96. He served there as past master, past district deputy grand master of the Washington District; he also served as treasurer, chaplain and chairman of the Lodge Brotherhood Fund.
Dorr was a charter member of the Empire Polled Hereford Association, a past trustee of the Kingsbury Cemetery Association and a member of the Adirondack Bluegrass League.
Since moving to Kingsbury, he attended the Kingsbury Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dale Prouty and his wife, Joan, of Kingsbury and Walter Prouty of West Fort Ann; four daughters, Norma Jean Belden and her husband, Thomas, of Kingsbury, Alice Durrin of Hudson Falls, Helen Hyatt and her husband, Richard, of Fort Edward and Janet Montero and her husband, John, of New Bern, N.C.; a brother, Paul Prouty and his wife, Dorothy, of Fort Ann; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 67 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
The Mount Hope Phoenix Lodge #96 of Fort Ann will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday to conduct Masonic memorial services.
A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sheldon Hurst, pastor of the Kingsbury Baptist Church, officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Masonic Brotherhood Fund, PO Box 9020, Hicksville, NY 11802-9020; the Fort Edward Rescue Squad Inc., PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828; or the Shriners Children's Research Hospital, 22 Cora Drive, Cohoes, NY 12047.
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