Prentice M. Troup

Published 1:06 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prentice M. Troup, 87, son of the late Fred and Mildred Troup, died peacefully on July 9, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Prentice M. Troup

Currently residing in Wolfeboro, N.H., Pren was a longtime resident of Berlin, Conn., where he attended local primary schools, and later went on to attend high school at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H. He graduated from Cornell University where he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.

Pren is survived by his best friend and loving wife of over 60 years, Martha (Baldwin) Troup. Pren also leaves behind a daughter, Andrea Luty and her husband, Joe, of Southington, Conn.; son George Troup of Berlin, Conn.; son Carl Troup and his wife, Doreen, of New Hampton, N.H.; son Ned Troup of Farmington, Conn., and loving girlfriend Cortney Sharpe of Kensington, Conn.; grandchildren Molly, Amanda, and Cpl. Prentice Troup of New Hampton, N.H.;  grandchildren Benjamin and Alexandra Troup of Farmington, Conn.; a sister June Kingsbury and her husband, David, of Kensington, Conn., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Lou Dorin.

During his life, Pren was 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force flying B24 Liberators.  He later went on to work at the G.E. Prentice Manufacturing Corporation which later became Prentice Corporation. Pren became President and Chief Officer in the company in 1962 and is also a past president of the Slide Fastener Association. He also was a proud member of the Republican Town Committee of Berlin, Conn., a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and served on the Board of Directors for MidConn Bank from 1967 to 1989.

As an ardent golfer, Pren was a member and past president of the Shuttle Meadow Country Club and a past president of the Junior-Senior Golfing Society of Connecticut. One of his favorite past times was golfing with his wife, children and friends.

After retiring in 1987, Pren and Martha moved to Washington, N.C., where he was a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club. He enjoyed flying, boating, traveling and reading history. Pren was a dog lover who always liked taking walks and hiking with his special dog, Beau, as well as keeping a pocket full of treats for all the neighborhood and visiting dogs.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, N.H., who took wonderful care of Pren and his family in his final hours.

There will be no calling hours. A gathering for friends and family will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pren’s favorite charity, the Lakes Region Humane Society, 11 Old Route 28, Ossipee, NH 03864.

The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is assisting the family with the arrangements.