1945 – 2014

AUBURN — Alan K. Pray, Sr., 69, of Mechanic Falls passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by his loving family. Al was one of the most humble and honest men that you would ever find. Everyone loved Al.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1945, in Mechanic Falls, a son of Victor and Dorothy (Purington) Pray Sr. He attended local schools, graduating from Mechanic Falls High School in 1963, going on to serve in the U.S. Army until 1966.

On Aug. 19, 1967, he married the love of his life and soul mate, Penny Hill. Together they raised three wonderful children, Alan (Sonny), Shannon and Tod.

Alan started work at Central Maine Power Company in December of 1967 and worked until his retirement in 2009. He was a lineman first class and loved every minute of it. His job, after his family, was his life. He went on to work as a retiree for CMP in 2011 as a clearance holder until this past August.

Al loved going to camp and fishing on Aziscohos Lake. He also enjoyed Jeeps and had been actively restoring an old one he found in Uncle Henry’s.

He is survived by his wife, Penny of Mechanic Falls; his children, Alan Pray Jr. and his wife, Leonila, of Mechanic Falls, Tod Pray and his wife, Tracey, of Minot and Shannon Bolduc and her husband, Jon, of Windham; grandchildren, Jonny and Whitney Bolduc of Windham, Isabella and Gracie Pray of Minot, Laura Stucker of Louisiana and Joshua Pousson of Germany; a brother, Vic Pray and his wife, Geraldine, of Mechanic Falls; two sisters, Cassie Smith and her husband, Rex, of Auburn and Cindy Goodwin and her husband, Peter Searsport; his beloved dog, Lucy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Elaine Callahan.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.