Westborough – John F. “Jack” Prue, 86, of Westborough, where he lived at the Highlands, formerly of Shrewsbury, died June 26, 2018 at UMass Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 60 years to the late Dorothy E. “Betty” (Marsh) Prue, who died in 2015.
Born in the family farm house in Holden, he was the son of the late Lewis and Dorothy (Noone) Prue.
Jack worked for over 30 years as a purchasing agent for Raytheon. After his retirement, he started J & B Associates with his wife Betty.
An avid Red Sox fan, he loved coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in Shrewsbury and was also an umpire for the town for over 30 years. He was also an active member in the Eastern Poker Tour.
Jack is survived by his children, Stephen J. Prue and his wife Darryl of Auburn, Maine, Michael J. Prue of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Linda J. Pearson and her husband Brian of Barre. He was the loving grandfather to Eric, Kristen, Joshua, Zachary, Benjamin and Hunter; and he also leaves his sister, Kay. He was the brother of the late Louis Prue.
Relatives and friends will celebrate Jack’s life Thursday, July 5, from 4-7 p.m., at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury. The funeral Mass for Jack will be Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow at Mointain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shrewsbury Lions Club, c/o Joseph Armenti Jr., 119 Howe Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.
Late Honorary Life Member of Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus, Adelphi Council #4181