It is with deepest sorrow that we mourn the loss of Sean Prior. Sean, 77, of Tempe Arizona passed away on February 24th. Sean will be greatly missed by his wife Patricia, daughters Dara and Adele, son Brendan, grandchildren, son in-laws, daughter in-law, brothers and sisters and other family.
Sean was from County Cavan, Ireland, and was an active member in the
Arizona Irish Community. He was a founder of the Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation and
wrote the inscription for the An Gorta Mor Hunger Memorial.
Sean was the 2012 Irish Person of the Year, 2015 Anam Cara (Soul Friend) Award Recipient, and
was an incredible Board Member, volunteer, and docent. He was involved in many affiliate
groups including the Irish Foundation of Arizona and was a founding member of ERIN (Executive
Resource in Irish Networking). We will remember Sean fondly for his giving nature and his spirit
Sean is known for his passion and dedication to the Phoenix Irish Community and will be greatly missed. Service will be held at Queen of Heaven, 1562 E. Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85204 on Monday, March 4th at 10am followed by a Celebration of Life at Phoenix Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Irish Cultural Center. The family wish to thank our family and friends and the entire Irish community for your support through this difficult time.