Henry A. Prunier, 91
WEBSTER/WORCESTER – Henry A. Prunier, 91, died peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Beverly Hospital, after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mariette “Marie” L. (Lague) Prunier of Webster; four children, Joanne M. Green and her husband John of Hampton, NH, Raymond H. Prunier and his wife Gloria of Merrimack, NH, Dianne M. Behnke and her husband Corey of Brillion, WI, and Donald A. Prunier of Coral Springs, FL; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Suzanne P. Leonard and Marianne E. Ciociolo; a sister, Lucille B. LeBlanc; and a granddaughter
He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Henry E. and Winifred (Suprenault) Prunier, and lived most of his life in Webster. He graduated from Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, Assumption College in Worcester, and the University of Massachusetts. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and received the bronze star for his service with the O.S.S.
Mr. Prunier owned and operated his family’s business, J.S. Prunier and Sons in Worcester, for many years. He was a member of the Harmony Club in Worcester. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Worcester and was a 4th degree knight in the John Cardinal Wright Assembly.
A funeral will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, from Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 35 Hamilton St., Worcester. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. Calling hours are Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. www.paradisfuneralhome.com