Arthur Palmer Prentiss Jr - age: 91
(November 28, 1929 to September 07, 2021
Old Orchard Beach/Saco, Maine
In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to First Parish Congregational Church UCC, 12 Beach St, Saco, Maine 04072.
A memorial service will be held Sunday September 19, 2021, at 2:00 PM at First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, 12 Beach St, Saco.
Saco Masonic Lodge # 9 will also perform a Masonic Funeral Service concluding the service.
Rev. Scott Cousineau will officiate.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main Sr, Saco are entrusted with his service.
Private family burial will be at a later date.
Old Orchard Beach, Arthur Palmer Prentiss Jr. 91, of Old Orchard Beach passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 7, 2021, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
Arthur was born in Danvers, MA on November 28, 1929, the son of Doris (Gibson) and Arthur P. Prentiss Sr., graduated from Holton High School and the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture. While serving in the U.S. Army, in 1955 he married the love of his life and worked for several years on the family dairy farm before moving the operation to his Saco Farm in 1960, raising two children there. Beside farming, he worked for Yankee Industrial Truck as parts manager, retiring after 25 years.
Art was a firm believer in long term commitments beginning was a life time interest in agriculture, 66 years with his wife Barbara, over 50 years as an active member of First Parish Congregational Church of Saco, UCC, over 70 years as a free mason of Saco Lodge # 9 A & FM, past high priest of York Chapter NO.5, and a member of St. Amand Commandry No. 20 Knights Templar.
He was rewarded for his 50 years of service as a volunteer Saco firefighter and fire police, retiring in 2014. Art enjoyed his church’s Top of the Hill Gang, traveling, square dancing, playing cards, neighbors at his condo and reading mystery books and the Press Herald daily.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara: sister Jean Edmands, son Scott Prentiss and his wife Debra of Hollis, daughter Martha Farmer of McDonough, GA; four grandsons Joshua Farmer, Nathaniel Prentiss, Zachary Prentiss and James Havu