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Stephen E. Prentice of Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT

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Stephen E. Prentice of Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2009 and Revised 23 Sep 2009

Update of 23 Sep 2009: Stephen E. Prentice is the son of Albertus Prentice who is #188ix in our Thomas Prentice eBook. That material now replaces this article

1. Stephen E. Prentice, b. 8 Nov 1908, obtained his SS# in CT, and d. Nov 1979 in Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT.

He m. Ethel Martin who was b. 16 Jul 1910, dau. of Charles Martin and Minnie Wiegman. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Mrs. Ethel Prentice wan avid gardener

    CHESHIRE Ethel Martin Prentice, 98, of Cheshire, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire. She was the wife of the late Stephen E. Prentice.

    Mrs. Prentice was born July 16, 1910, the daughter of the late Charles Martin and Minnie Wiegmann. Before her marriage, she was employed as a cook at Vassar College and at the Franklin Roosevelt Mansion. Following her marriage, she co-operated the Prentice Poultry Farm of Moss Farm Road in Cheshire with her husband.

    She was a Cheshire resident for more than 70 years and was a member of the First Congregational Church. She was a lifetime member of the Cheshire Grange, a member of the Ladies Aid group of the Congregational Church, a former member of the Cheshire Senior Citizens and their travel club as well as a member of the N.C.H.A. camping club. She was an avid gardener and at one time received the award for the Beauty Spot of the Month. She also received a certificate of recognition from the League of Women Voters for her community service.

    Mrs. Prentice is survived by her son, Stephen I. Prentice and his wife, Miriam; her son-in-law, Donald Zychowski; her sister, Eleanor Leavy; her grandchildren, Debra Kumkowski and husband Michael, Robin Zychowski and wife Marlene, David Zychowski and wife Michele, Cheryl Mastroianni and husband Anthony, Brian Prentice and wife Doreen, Stephen Prentice and wife Sahar, and Brenda Matzkin and husband Andrew; her great-grandchildren, Lisa McGinn and husband James, Laura Kumkowski, Matthew Zychowski, Lara Zychowski, Emma Zychowski, Anthony Mastroianni, Nicholas Mastroianni, Brianna Prentice and Kaitlyn Matzkin. She was predeceased by her daughter, Ruth Zychowski; her brothers, Charles, Walter, Ralph, Harold, Robert and Royal; and her sisters, Hazel, Florence, Minnie, Ruth, Ester, Mildred and Dorothy.

    Arrangements: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Dr. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr., Cheshire 06410; or to VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Suite C, Middlebury 06762.

Children of Stephen and Ethel:

  1. Stephen I. Prentice. He m. Miriam. Both living in 2009.
  2. Ruth Prentice. Died before 2009. She m. Donald Zychowski who was living in 2009.

Grandchildren of Stephen and Ethel:

  • Debra Kumkowski and husband Michael,
  • Robin Zychowski and wife Marlene,
  • David Zychowski and wife Michele,
  • Cheryl Mastroianni and husband Anthony,
  • Brian Prentice and wife Doreen,
  • Stephen Prentice and wife Sahar,
  • Brenda Matzkin and husband Andrew.

    Great grandchildren of Stephen and Ethel:

    • Lisa McGinn and husband James,
    • Laura Kumkowski,
    • Matthew Zychowski,
    • Lara Zychowski,
    • Emma Zychowski,
    • Anthony Mastroianni,
    • Nicholas Mastroianni,
    • Brianna Prentice,
    • Kaitlyn Matzkin.

    Who are Stephen E. Prentice's Parents?

    Stephen E. Prentice is tentatively identified as the Stephen E. Prentice who appears as b. c. 1909, CT, in the 1910 census in Groton, New London Co., CT, and 1920 census in Cheshire, New Haven Co., CT, son of Albertus Prentice (b. c. 1886, CT) and his wife Ruth D. Thompson (b. c. 1892, CT, dau. of Stephen and Marian Thompson).

    Albertus Prentice, b. c. 1886, CT, is shown in the 1920 census in Groton, New London Co., CT, as the son of Amanda M. Prentice, b. c. 1853, CT, a widow.

    Amanda M. Prentice appears in the 1900 census in Groton, Nw London Co., CT, as the wife of Paul Prentice, b. Sep 1821, CT, with both parents b. in CT. Paul P. Prentice is #188 in our Thomas Prentice eBook, and his son, Albertus, is #188ix. Albertus is there shown at home in Groton as b. May 1882, CT.

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