Bainbridge C. Prescott


WILTON – Bainbridge Colby Prescott, 89, of Wilton, died Thursday, May 25, at the home of his daughter, Lynette, where he had been cared for during the past few years.

He was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Phillips, the son of Charles and Iona (Heath) Prescott. He was educated in the schools of Phillips and received his honorary degree from Mt. Abram High School in 2002.

He married Vivian Rachel Flagg on Oct. 6, 1936, in Phillips.

Colby worked several years at Forster Manufacturing in Dryden, worked in the woods, and had his family farm his whole life.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy in 1943, and was wounded in 1945.

Colby was a member of the Faith Christian Fellowship in New Sharon, and a lifetime member of the New Sharon Masonic Lodge.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family get-togethers on the farm, and had one of the oldest registered tree farms in Franklin County, where he loved walking with his grandchildren and teaching them about the woods.

Colby is survived by one daughter, Lynette Hinkley, and her husband, Brian, of Wilton; two sons, Lewis Prescott and his wife, Evangeline, of New Sharon, and Lincoln Prescott and his wife, Linda, of Skowhegan; eight grandchildren, Vivian, James, Ellen, Daniel, Gerald, Laurie, Briana and Rian; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ervin Prescott of Turner, and Leon Prescott of Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, V. Rachel, who passed away in 1976; and six brothers, George, Theodore, Alfred, John, Mason and Melvin.