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Charles Prior

Charles H. "Chuck" Prior

Monday, April 28th, 1941 - Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Charles “Chuck” H. Prior, 78, of Coventry, beloved husband of Gloria D. (March) Prior passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Chuck was born on April 28, 1941 in Manchester, the son of the late Henry and Edith (Sargent) Prior. He was a long time Land Surveyor, working side-by-side with his brother, Doug of Doug Prior & Associates in Tolland. He retired working for family friends at Sabrina Pools in Coventry. Chuck graduated from Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester in 1958, majoring in Carpentry.

Chuck enjoyed spending time with his neighbors who were like family, he had a passion for NASCAR, and he was a dedicated fan of UCONN Basketball, often times acting as one of the Geno’s armchair assistant coaches. He also enjoyed country western music as an avid listener to Willie Nelson, and the numerous trips with friends through Denise’s Destinations.

Besides his wife Gloria married 59 years, he leaves his daughter, Gloria D. Racicot and her husband Eric; his son, Charles H. Prior Jr.; and his daughter, Lora Prior Drew and her husband John. He also leaves his devoted grandchildren, Melissa and Paige Racicot of Coventry. He was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Barbara, Ruth, Frank, Doug, David, Bruce, Richard, Judy and George. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home, 2665 Boston Tpke. (Rte. 44) Coventry, CT 06238. A Funeral Home Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, Coventry. The family would like to extend many thanks to the Vernon Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Team. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Coventry - Pietras Funeral Home
    Address
    2665 Boston Turnpike
    Coventry 06238
  • Service

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Coventry - Pietras Funeral Home
    Address
    2665 Boston Turnpike
    Coventry 06238
  • Interment

    Location
    Center Cemetery (Rt 44) Coventry
    Address
    Route 44 just East of Grant Hill Road and Route 31
    COVENTRY, CT
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