2010-05-06 / Obituaries


Priscilla Anne Truran, who had careers both as a musician and a computer systems analyst, died May 1 at Danbury Hospital, where she was being treated for cancer. She was 65.

Ms. Truran was born to Suzanne Foglesong and James Wellington Truran in Mahopac on January 11, 1945. She attended Brewster Central School from kindergarten through high school, graduating in 1962. She then enrolled in the School of Music at Syracuse University as a piano performance and music theory major, graduating magna cum laude, and cited as the Outstanding Student of 1966.

Between 1966 and 1986, Ms. Truran held positions as a computer systems analyst with IBM, American Can Company, and Emery Worldwide, among other corporations. She interrupted this career to become co-owner and keyboard teacher at The Music Lab in Hyannis, MA, from 1971-1975. During these years, she resumed performance on piano and organ, and was star of the “Cabaret Matinee” radio show on WVLC AM-FM in the Boston-Cape Cod area.

In more recent years, she lived at home in Brewster. With her mother, Suzanne Truran, and John J. Dunford, she co-edited The Town of Southeast 1788-1988, published in 1990. She was the loving caregiver for both her mother and her great-aunt, Helen McRobie Natwick.

Ms. Truran is survived by her sister, Brenda Luck of Brewster and Eastham, MA; her brother, James Wellington Truran Jr., of Olympia Fields, IL; her sister, Jennifer Rothwell of Garrett Park, MD; nine nieces and nephews; and twelve grand-nephews and -nieces.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 11:30am at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster. Interment following at Milltown Rural Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8pm.

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