Paul Fredrick Prue, 76, formerly of Buxton, passed away January 4, 2019, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Bangor on October 31, 1942, to Henry and Dora White Prue.
Paul was a long time resident of Maine and attended school in Old Orchard Beach. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Paul was married to Lorraine Perreault until 1974 and then married Betty Ann Madore in 1979. Paul held many jobs in varying industries. He was also a volunteer EMT and fire fighter for the Town of Cape Elizabeth and the Town of Buxton. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, rock hounding, photography, feeding the ducks on Bonny Eagle Pond and watching outdoorsmen shows, as well as his favorite classic TV show, M.A.S.H.
He is predeceased by his brother, Wayne Prue in 1941; wife, Betty Ann Prue in 2017; and his son, Scott Prue Sr. this past October 8, 2018.
Survivors include son, Brian Prue and wife, Elaine of Grafton, Mass., daughter, Brenda Prue and her partner, Mitchell Huard of Standish, stepson, Matti C. Aalto Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Windham, and stepdaughter, Kathy Brann and her husband, Fred of South Portland. Paul is also survived by his brother, Stephen Prue and his wife, Linda of Westbrook and his sister, Donna Hinds of Saco. Paul was blessed with 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are to be held Thursday January 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton (Bar Mills).
Graveside will be held Friday January 25, 2019 at 11 a.m., at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Congress St., Portland, where he will be laid to rest, with military honors, next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at Wounded Warrior Project, to the Buxton Food Co-Op, 262 Hanes Meadow Rd., Buxton ME 04093, or your favorite charity in the memory of Paul.