Cartwright Funeral Homes


PRIOR, Marie H. (Hassett), of Braintree, formerly of Brighton, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017, at the age of 87. Born in Boston, Marie grew up in Brighton and graduated from St. Columbkille High School. She went on to earn her advanced degrees from Northeastern University. Marie worked for many years as an executive for N.E. Telephone. Marie was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers and in her free time, was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking and traveling. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Prior. Devoted sister of Dorothy Carroll and her husband Dr. Mitchell of Milton, Ellen Connors of Plymouth and the late Margaret Kilty and her late husband Charles and the late Jeremiah Hassett. Dear sister-in-law of Marie Collier and her late husband Norman of Holbrook. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:30 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45 PM. Should friend’s desire, memorial contributions may be made in Marie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Marie will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

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