Robert Anthony Prior

Date of Death: July 8, 2018
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St. Anastasia Church
45-14 245 Street
Douglaston, NY 11362
Thursday 7/12, 10:45 am

Robert passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Robert was a resident of Douglaston, New York.

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Sharon J. MEGIEL left a message on March 30, 2021:
Here we are in March 2021 and Robert Prior comes to mind after nearly 50 years. We were Classmates at St.A's and sang in Choir together, which of course he began successfully directing. I can only think that Bob's Spirit is here to 'Bring Home' the plethora of Souls rising from this epidemic. That's Bob, Thoughtful and Gracious. Now an Angel.
Peg Fernandez left a message on March 17, 2019:
Robert Prior was a gifted musician and a kind, talented man. What a loss to this world that sorely needs beauty that Robert was capable of sharing. God bless you, Robert.
Sarah Henderson left a message on September 7, 2018:
Mr Prior was a wonderful musician and most gentlemanly. God rest his dear soul.
m d left a message on July 13, 2018:
so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. many happy memories
Michele Hendry left a message on July 13, 2018:
It is with heartfelt sympathy to learn of Robert's passing. Robert was so full of life and will be sorely missed. RIP, Robert. It was a pleasure to have known you. God bless.
Michele Armenio Hendry
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Bernadette MCGUIRE left a message on July 11, 2018:
A heartfelt thank you to Robert for his inspiration. not only through his music which brought us deeper in touch with the spiritual, but also his friendly manner and laughter. We will miss him so much but he is "IN GOD'S HANDS" now. Rest in peace, Robert. Bernadette
Duncan Anderson left a message on July 11, 2018:
We were very sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great coach and choirmaster to me and many friends who sang at Holy Innocents and Our Saviour in New York. He was foremost a faithful and highly talented Catholic artistthe indispensable creator of Our Saviour's music program and its traditional, soaring sound during Fr. Rutler's years there. Bob then did the same for St. Michael's after Fr. Rutler's transfer there.
Robert was amazingly deft at putting singers and instruments together and bringing out their best, even on short notice--as when he directed the music at a private Mass attended by President and Mrs. George W. Bush at Our Saviour in 2004, and at a moving anniversary Mass commemorating 9/11.
My wife and I are especially thankful for the beautiful music created by Bob for the funeral of my father and for many of the sacraments of our children.
We are grateful to have known such a great artist and a wise and wise-cracking companion, and we will miss him very much. Requiescat in pace, my friend.
Anne McGovern left a message on July 11, 2018:
We are so sorry for your loss. We have some very happy memories from Roberts visits to Trinity Square and Shankill. Plenty of laughs and lively debates. Anne Paul Daniel and David
Mary Corkery left a message on July 11, 2018:
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing.RIP.
Many happy memories of meeting Robert in Ireland and New York.

Sympathy to his family at this sad time.

Mary Corkery
catherine flynn left a message on July 10, 2018:
Robert's visits to our home were so frequent, he became like 'one of the family'. It saddens us to have lost one of the family. Our deepest sympathy to the Prior family.
nancy Livermore/Mansmann left a message on July 10, 2018:
Robert was in many of my classes during St. A's. We sang in the choir there. He was a very special person who gained his wings. Peace and blessings to all those left behind. God Speed Robert
Angela Davis left a message on July 10, 2018:
To Robert's family. So sad to hear of Robert's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Always enjoyed his visits to Ireland and the wonderful music he made. He has joined my brother Anthony who enjoyed so much laughter with Robert. May he rest in peace.
Joanne Hedgecock left a message on July 9, 2018:
Robert sang at Roger and My Wedding,in 1977. He had a special gift.
Rest in Peace Robert
Doyle B. Shaffer Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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