Prior, Ruth Sylvester Ruth Sylvester Prior, age 92, of 36 Prior Road, Nobleboro Maine, formerly of Leonard Rd. Hamden, CT, passed away April 12, 2008. Ruth was the widow of Thomas Malcolm Prior; mother of Carol R. Prior of Dunnellon, FL and Thomas E. Prior of Hamden, CT. Born in Madison, Maine on May 15, 1915 she was the daughter of the late Esther Rand and Edison Sylvester. Ruth was a graduate of Simmons College and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She was a charter member along with her husband of the Shoreline Retriever Club. She and her husband, Tom, spent many years in their airsteam trailor traveling thoughout the county including the Christmas, Florida, Airstream Park. Burial will be held Privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Conn. Hospice Inc. 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, Ct. 06405. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden. To send a condolence please see: www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. Carol & Tom, We send our condolences. Both your folks were very dear to us, even though we drifted away during the years after Shoreline. We have many fond memories of field trials, dog shows with Target, and visits to the .camp. in Maine. Even our son Rob recalls good times visiting your folks in Maine. They were very special times with very special people. Their spirit lives on in all of those they touched.

  2. Dear Carol, Please accept by deepest sympathy. I am so sorry to hear about Carol and hope all goes well for you. When you get back to Maine, give me a call at 207-380-2777 so we can talk. My thoughts are with you. Kurt Martin

  3. Our deepest sympathy at the loss of such a great lady. Bob and I would not be were we are today if it weren’t for both Ruth and Tom. Having met them through the gun club and dogs, Bob and I have shared many memorable events and have lots of .Prior. stories to remember. We will truely miss Ruth. She was a great inspiration.

  4. Ruth and Tom affected so many people’s lives in so many ways with their kindness and knowledge of dogs and hunting and everything, really!!. They were very special and warm people and we enjoyed our many Summer visits with them eating Lobsters and telling stories. Carol, Tommy, we love you both and we will miss your Mom very much! She was a ‘Mainer’, true and true and a great kindred spirit! All our Love. Bob and Pat

  5. Ruth, you will be sorely missed by all of your many friends. You and Tom were always the rock of our years of friendship. Thanks for the memories!!

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