Beverly — Priscilla (Sanborn) Prince, wife of S. Hardy Prince, died on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, of cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Known as “Buddy” to those who loved her, her nickname was given by a World War One veteran. Priscilla was born on August 16, 1919, on Ober Street not too far from her last residence in Beverly Cove.
Priscilla was the daughter of Ethel Grant Sanborn and Ulysses S. G. Sanborn. Priscilla is survived by her husband of 69 years, Sydney Hardy Prince, and her son, William Hardy Prince and his wife Margaret of Beverly, their children, Carolyn, Katherine and James, a son, Mark Sanborn Prince and his wife Christine of Belgrade, Mont., and their children, Molly and Meghan. Molly is married to Andrew Kast and Priscilla has a great-grandchild, Lincoln Kast. She is also survived by her son, Jay Francis Prince and his wife Yolanda of San Carlos, Calif., and son, Jeff Henry Prince and his wife Denise of Beverly, Mass., and their son, Samuel. She was preceded in death by her second son, Jon Hardy Prince, John’s wife Antonina and also by her siblings, Marion Kershaw, Marjorie McDonald, Phyllis Sanborn, Allen Sanborn, and Jacqueline Sill.
Priscilla was a homemaker and raised five boys. She attended Danvers grammar school and graduated from Beverly High School in 1937. She worked at Louis Allis Company in Cambridge during World War II as a stenographer, and then got married in Norfolk, Va., Naval Air Station in 1944. They built their own house on Grapevine Road at the Rubbly Hill Farm in Wenham, Mass., and thus she became a competent roofer! Hardy and Priscilla lived there for five years until their first son was born and they moved to a newly constructed house on Oceanside Drive in Beverly.
Ever since Priscilla was a child she exhibited a talent for drawing and painting and was a prolific member of the Guild of Beverly Artists, having attained several awards and honorable mentions. An excellent cook, Priscilla would please her family with her special fish chowder and chocolate bread pudding. Priscilla had a fantastic garden, enjoyed the beach and also especially enjoyed road trips, Hardy and Buddy having crossed the United States in an automobile about five times even as late as 2008; she could always find an excuse for a ride.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial in Wenham Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.