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1 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Tague - Pompano, FL

“Never met David but my family is going through the same cancer battles and we respect and honor your family's fight and David's memory. Please know...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Kristin, My thoughts are with you in your loss. I often ran into David on the antique circuit, such a pleasant guy. He always proudly updated me on...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“As fellow Vermonters and Hermit Island campers, we send our deepest condolences to David's family and other loved ones. May he always find the beach...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy & Rick Hoermann

“Losing a loved one is never easy, but our loving God promises to give the strength and courage you'll need to endure, and to cope with the pain of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“God Bless David's family, extended family and all that knew him. He surely put up a great fight always with a smile on his face...Judymae Allen...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Judymae Allen Cognetta - Manassas, VA

“Deep condolences, Kristin and Lynden, and all of David's family and friends. He fought for so long. David shared his enthusiasm and joy for life so...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sabrina Rood - Edmonds, WA

“Thinking about you and your family today. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Hoague - Waterbury, VT

“Biking around the neighborhood as a kid, or teenager, I could always depend on a big friendly wave from David as I passed by the Prior home. He...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Christopher Page - Winooski, VT

“So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. With deepest sympathies, ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Martha Maksym - Grand Isle, VT

“Our sincere condolences, Kristin and Lynden. David's influence and encouragement for Alan were monumental and we mourn his passing.Alan and Betty ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Rogers - Milton, VT

“Such a kind person & brave in his fight. He will be missed. My on-going prayers were not enough for his healing, but I am at peace knowing his pain...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sheri Kenney - Henderson, NC


13 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Walgamuth - Rochester, IN

“What an incredible man and a true honor to have known him. He will be missed. Prayers go out to his family and friends. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: The Liska family - Lempster, NH


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David Robert Prior, 59, of Shelburne, Vermont, passed away on Friday, April 27, after an eight year battle with cancer. David is known for his love of family, friends, antiques, bees, Hermit Island (Maine), and his dogs, Cooper and Eli. He took great pride in being able to return to live in Vermont after many years away. He is survived by his wife, Kristin, who has been an amazing caregiver throughout his illness and his beloved son, Lynden. David was very proud to see Lynden graduate from UVM this past spring. He is also survived by his four siblings, Duane (Sarah), Doug (Peggy), Donna (Tim), Dennis (Marcia), his sister-in-law Mary, and many devoted nieces and nephews. He was an active member of the Vermont Beekeepers Association and was an enthusiastic educator of beekeeping skills. His honey often won awards at the state fair. The family would like to thank the staff on Shepherdson 4 and at Hematology/Oncology Center at UVM Medical for their loving care of David. In lieu of flowers kindly support the non-profit Vermont Multiple Myeloma support group (Kay Crombie, 53 Cedar Street, Winooski, VT 05404) or the Massachusetts General Hospital Multiple Myeloma Program (Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Development Office, Attn: Tyrone Latin, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114) The family will receive visitors from 6:30-8:00 on Saturday, April 28, at the Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road. A celebration of David's life will be held on Sunday, April 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5171 Shelburne Road, at 3:00 PM. Arrangements are in the care of Ready Funeral and Cremation Services. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com

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