HAMPDEN and VEAZIE – Norman J. Prouty, 83, passed away Oct. 26, 2011, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Veazie, son of Norman and Minnie Prouty.
Norman attended Bangor and Brewer schools and served in the U.S. Army. The majority of his working life was spent selling automobiles, both at dealerships and at his own used car lots. He won many trips and awards as a result of his successful sales ability. Norman was also a building contractor in Veazie and built many homes there. He enjoyed Shrine activities as a member of Foot Patrol and Go-Karts. One of his favorite pastimes was playing golf, especially in Florida, where he wintered for 21 years. Foremost in his passions was his dedication and love of family. Countless hours on the River Road, Prouty Drive, Springy Pond, Beech Hill Pond and Florida, were enjoyed by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Hodgins Prouty; six beloved children, Norman and his wife, Wanda, of Hampden, Thomas and his wife, Joan, of Westbrook, J. Randolph and his wife, Pat, of Wilson, N.C., Timothy and his wife, Ann Marie, of Portland, Richard of Phoenix, and Joanna Powell and her husband, Jim, of Lake George, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Madeline Oase of South Windsor, Conn.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edgar; and sister, Leona Wallace. Norman, Normie, Dad and Grampie will be missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to visit 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with the Rev. Dick Woehr officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Veazie. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Shriner’s Hospital for Children, care of Anah Shrine, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402-0735. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through