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George T Prior

January 31, 1936 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 83)


George T. Prior of South Yarmouth, formerly of Braintree, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday December 8, 2019.

George was married for 54 years to his beloved wife Joan M (McCarthy) Prior, until her passing on October 3, 2019.

Born in Boston on Jan. 31, 1936, George was a son of the late Felix and Kathleen (Fahy) Prior.

He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute, Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and from Suffolk University School of Law, passing the Bar Exam on his first try. 

Honorably discharged from the US Army, he was a retired executive in management with Boston Edison.

George and his late wife were both Eucharist Ministers at St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth.

He was the father of Kevin Prior and his wife Kara of Mt. Prospect IL, Kathleen Dion and her husband Gregg of North Attleboro, Joseph Prior of Braintree, Edward Prior of Somerville NJ and the late Thomas Prior. Papa to 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Brother of  Mary Frances Prior of Quincy,  Rev. Felix Prior O.Carm Of Darien IL., and the late Bro. Christopher Prior O.Carm.  

The family would also like to acknowledge the Doctors and Nurses at Cape Cod Hospital for the extraordinary care and kindness George received. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Sat. Dec. 14 at  12 noon in the Church of St Clare 1244 Liberty St Braintree Highlands. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home 86 Franklin St (RT 37) Braintree Friday Dec. 13 from 4 to 8PM. Interment Braintree Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests that donations in George’s name be made to Cape Cod Hospital, CCHC Foundation P.O. Box 370 Hyannis, MA 02601. 

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December 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McMaster Funeral Home
86 Franklin Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Funeral Mass
December 14, 2019

12:00 PM
Church of St. Clare
1244 Liberty St.
Braintree, MA 02184

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