OXFORD – Hazel S. (Strader) Prouty, 95, died Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Donald O. Prouty who died in 1993. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia L. Boisjolie and her husband Armand of Spencer; her brother, Donald K. Strader of Oxford; two grandchildren, Michelle Muise and her husband Jason, and their children Cameron, Colin, and Addison, and her granddaughter Amanda Comptois, and her children Hannah and Reilly; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Marion L. Matthews of Florida who died in 2018. She was born in Oxford, daughter of the late Lorne B. and Ellen L. (Keith) Strader, and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1944.
Mrs. Prouty worked in the cafeteria at Oxford and Sutton Public Schools for many years prior to retirement. During World War II, she worked at Chaffee Brothers in Oxford making boxes for bombs used in the war. She was a longtime member of the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Clara Barton Chapter in Oxford for over 50 years. Mrs. Prouty was a member of the former Oxford Grange, the Auburn Grange, and the Pomona Grange. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed sewing.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Overlook Masonic Health Center, especially Kristin, Pat, and Dave, for the exceptional care given during her time there.
A private graveside service will be held at North Cemetery in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church, 465 Main St., Oxford, MA 01540. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.