David Robert Prior

David Robert Prior, 59, of Shelburne, Vt., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, 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 the University of Vermont 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.

David 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 the University of Vermont Medical Center for their loving care of David.

In lieu of flowers, kindly support the nonprofit 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)

A celebration of David’s life was held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne.

Arrangements are in the care of Ready Funeral and Cremation Services. To send online condolences, please visit

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