Richard Prouty, 99, of North Dartmouth, Mass. passed away peacefully on June 15, 2012. Born in Brookline, Mass. on November 20, 1912, he was the son of the late Olive Higgins Prouty and Lewis Isaac Prouty.
Mr. Prouty was a graduate of Milton Academy and Harvard University (Class of 1935), and attended Harvard University Law School. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II, and was subsequently an executive at the Norton Company in Worcester, Mass. He formerly lived in Holden and Worcester, Mass.,and also maintained a residence in Marion and Mattapoisett, Mass. before moving to Autumn Glen Assisted Living in North Dartmouth in 2005.
A life-long sailor and skier, Mr. Prouty was also an avid gardener,golfer,environmentalist and a worldwide traveler. He shared his love of the outdoors with his family who will miss him dearly.
He was pre-deceased by his sister, Jane Prouty Smith, his son, Richard Prouty, Jr., his daughter, Jane Chapin Prouty, and his grandson, Skyler Prouty-O’Brien. Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Ann Jenkins Prouty, his son, Jonathan J.Prouty of Fort Collins, CO, his daughter, Hilary J. Prouty of Oldwick, NJ, and his son Lewis I. Prouty and his wife Jennifer of Mattapoisett, MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Serena Van Rensselaer and her husband Bahram Foroughi, Richard Miles Van Rensselaer, Richard L. Prouty, Hilary L. Prouty Vineyard and her husband Sam, Emily B. Prouty, Ann E. Prouty, David H. Prouty and Michael J. Prouty; a great grand-son, Azziz Foroughi, as well as several nieces,nephews,cousins and friends.
Services will be private. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Trustees of Reservations, Long Hill, 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or the Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association, Post Office Box 947, Mattapoisett, MA 02739