Phyllis H. Prue

RUMFORD – Phyllis H. Prue, 93 and longtime resident of Peru, Maine, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Rumford Hospital with family at her side. She was born in Pownal, Maine on Feb. 20, 1928, one of five children born to Joseph and Elva (Poland) Hodsdon. Phyllis was educated in Dixfield schools and remained a lifelong resident of the western Maine communities. On March 22, 1952, she married Lester O. Prue Jr. in Dixfield and together they settled in Peru to raise their family. Phyllis worked many years for the United States Postal Service in several different capacities and eventually worked her way up to Postmaster. She served as Postmaster for a number of communities and finished her career retiring as Postmaster for the town of Weld, Maine.

Phyllis was an avid and competitive Cribbage and card player who enjoyed weekly card games with her sisters and friends for many, many years. She and Lester were longtime active members in the American Legion and the Ladies Auxilliary, the Eagles Club and the Dixfield Historical Society.

She also enjoyed ceramics and spending many summers at Dummer’s Beach in Weld. But most of all, she loved the good times and the fun times spent with her entire family. Phyllis was a loving, devoted and hardworking wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

She leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Lester O. Prue Jr. of Peru, Maine; her five children, Lester A. Prue and wife Dale of Ft. Myers, Fla., Andrea L. Prue of South Portland, David G. Prue and wife Valerie of Steuben, Maine, Pamela Prue of Tampa, Fla., and James T. Prue and wife Stephanie of Peru, Maine; her nine grandchildren, Aaron Prue, Adam Prue, Brian Prue, Catherine Sprague, Jason Prue, Michael Prue, Jude Prue, Jennifer Prue and Desiree Trepanier; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Hodsdon of Bangor, two sisters, Janice Hall and Jacqueline Oldham, both of Peru and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Josephine Hamel.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with her family by visiting their online guestbook at

At Phyllis’ prior request, her family’s memorial remembrances will be private and take place at a later date.

A service of The Thibault Remembrance Center, Penobscot St., Rumford, 364-4366.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in her memory to the American Legion Post #24 Scholarship Fund

184 Congress St.

Rumford, ME 04276

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