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David Lincoln Prescott


David Lincoln Prescott, 85, of Fayston, VT, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Born in Sharon, MA, on September 25, 1923, he was the son of the late Willard and Gladys (Street) Prescott. On June 28, 1947, Dave married Helen F. Voit in Sharon, MA. Helen passed away in 1985. On November 27, 1987, Dave married Joann Deans Caron of So. Windsor, CT. Joann predeceased Dave in 2004.

Dave graduated from Sharon (Massachusetts) High School in 1941 and attended Kimball Union Academy where he received his diploma in 1942. He continued his education at Nichols College in Dudley, MA, where he received his degree in business administration and executive training. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 for flight training and was assigned to pilot training and attended New England Aircraft School and Canisius College. During this period he was elected to various cadet officer positions. Dave was honorably discharged in 1945.

Following his discharge, he lived in Sharon, MA, and West Hartford, CT, working as a New England sales manager for the Schlage Lock Co., a position that he held for many years until retiring in 1986.

Dave enjoyed a vacation home in Fayston, VT, throughout his years and for the past five years decided to make the Mad River Valley his permanent home.

An avid skier, Dave was a 45-year member of the National Ski Patrol and was active at Berkshire Snow Basin and Butternut Basin Ski Area both in MA. On his visits to Vermont, he enjoyed skiing Mad River Glen and was a MRG Co-Op shareholder. Throughout the years he was active in NASTAR racing, reaching numerous championships at various age levels. He was also a passionate golfer and an accomplishment woodworker.

His memberships included American Legion, Free and Accepted Masons, Order of Odd Fellows, Sharon Men's Club (past president), Hartford (CT) Ski Club (past president), Mad River Valley Rotary Club and Republican Party. Dave was a longtime parishioner of the First Congregational Church of Sharon, MA, and later the South Windsor Congregational Church. While in Vermont he attended the Waitsfield United Church of Christ.

Dave is survived by his two children, D. Lincoln Prescott Jr. and his wife Elayne P. of Charlotte, VT, and Leigh P. Clark and her husband Thomas W. of Fayston, VT. He was the loving and proud grandfather of Andrew L. Prescott and Susan L. Prescott, both of Charlotte, and Hilary P. Clark and Brooks P. Clark, both of Fayston.

He was predeceased by a brother, Winthrop Prescott of Woodstock, VT, and stepson Christopher D. Caron. Dave is survived by his stepchildren, David A. and wife Jo-Ann Caron, Suzanne E. Caron and Angela R. Caron, all of CT. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Nancy Spencer Smith officiating, on May 16, 2009, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at Dave's residence, 23 Clark Road, Fayston, VT. 

Interment will be held privately at the South Fayston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mad River Glen Ski Patrol, P.O. Box 1089, Waitsfield, VT 05673 or Butternut Basin Ski Patrol, 380 State Road Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 02130. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. 


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