Milton R. Prouty

PORTLAND — Milton R. Prouty, 79, of Bridgton, died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Maine Medical Center. He was born in Alston, Mass. on March 30, 1932, the son of William and Alma Prouty. He graduated from high school in Cambridge, Mass. and served in the U. S. Army. Milton married Catherine Maron. He was a retired Police Officer and Detective for the Cambridge Police Department. Also, he worked at Camp Wildwood, was an artist and an avid sportsman.

He is survived by his wife of Bridgton; his children, Karen O’Shea and her husband Thomas of N. Hampton, N.H., Robert and his wife Teresa of Fryeburg, Stephen and his wife Susan of Providence, R.I., and Paul M. and his wife Judith of Brownfield; 12 grandchildren, Kristen, Eric, Christopher, Erin, Kevin, Craig, Cassie, Tiffeny, Hayden, Nicholas, Desiree and Gibson; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, James A. and his wife Ellie of Roswell, Ga.;  a special niece, Elaine; and an honorary son, Bob McHatton and his wife Deb of Bridgton.

At Mr. Prouty’s request a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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