Brother Juan Finbarr Prior, C.F.C.

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Brother Juan Finbarr Prior, C.F.C., who served in Peru for 37 years, died Jan. 20 at Cabrini of Westchester nursing home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 78.

Brother Prior was in Peru, 2000-2014, 1989-1999 and 1975-1988. He served at Blessed Sacrament High School, New Rochelle, 1970-1971, and also served in upstate Rochester, Illinois and Canada.

Born in the Bronx, he entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1963 and professed final vows in 1971.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Iona College, New Rochelle, and a master’s in library science from St. John’s University, Queens.

His sister, Mary Margaret O’Malley, and brother, Bernard, survive him.

A Funeral Mass was offered Jan. 25 in Holy Family Church, New Rochelle. Burial was in Christian Brothers Cemetery, West Park.

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