Brother Denis Norman Prudhomme

Denis Norman Prudhomme, 44, of Clearwater Drive in Portland, ME, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Claremont, NH on February 23, 1963 the son of Norman and Carolyn (McKenzie) Prudhomme and had resided in Portland for the past fifteen years.

Denis was a graduate of Stevens High School in the Class of 1981 and from UNH in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

In his younger years, he was very much involved with Troup 38 Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout Project was that he retiled the ceramic floor in the opera house. He was in the order of the Arrow serving two years as head of the NH order while at UNH. He attended two national Boy Scout Conventions. He was also active in the winter time in Troop 38 winter camps. He loved to snowmobile in the winter and camp in the summer. His hobbies included attending opening day movies and collecting hundreds of movies and DVD’s, as well as loving to read.

After college he moved to Portland, ME where he became an employee for the past fifteen years and recently appointed Senior Account Manager of financial services for the Wright Express Company.

The surviving family includes his parents of Claremont; one sister, Andrea J. Prudhomme of Dover; two aunts and cousins.

Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Sunday evening from 4 to 7 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, October 22nd at Eleven O’clock in St Mary’s Church with Rev. Father Shawn M. Therrien, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery.

The family suggest that donations may be made in his memory to St Mary’s Church Renovation Fund, 32 Pearl Street, Claremont, NH 03743.

Denis Prudhomme was one of the finest men with whom I’ve ever had the privilege to know, and I am proud to have been his big brother. Denis had a zest for life and everything he did , and his laugh and the big smile on his face were contagious. My deepest sympathy goes out to his parents, sister, and extended family in New Hampshire, as well as the Portland family of friends he was so close to.

Over the years I would see Denis and we would sit down for a beer and talk about our Beta days, always ending up smiling and laughing. We discussed our current lives, our love for Maine, and our futures. I will miss him greatly as both a brother and a friend.

Fistos Kai,

Doug Emery ’83