John V. Pray

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 9:00am

John V. Pray, 73, of Wicasset, passed from this life to his heavenly home on April 24, 2021 at the Maine Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Northampton, Massachusetts to John Hall Pray and Ruth Vassall Reed Pray.

John served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970.

John met his wife of 47 years in 1973 when they were both working at Glacier National Park. They moved to Maine in 1975. John worked as a mechanic, welder, lobster fisherman and inventor.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Rose Pray: his daughter, Amy Pray Smith and husband Aaron; his son, John Richard Pray; his son, John Daniel Pray and wife Lynn; his son, John David Pray and wife Kayla; and his son, James Elliot Pray and wife Phoebe. John and Mary Rose are blessed with 14 grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at the Woolwich-Wiscasset Baptist Church in June.

Donations in John's memory may be made to Life House Maine, P.O. Box 1043, Brunswick, ME  04578 or at