John R Pryor Jr.

January 17, 1971January 8, 2014
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John R Pryor Jr., 42, of Clinton since 1976, passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2013. John was born on January 17, 1971 in Bridgewater, NJ to John (Dick) Pryor of Madison, CT and the late Paulette Stabile Pryor. He attended Xavier High School and graduated from Morgan High School in 1989. John was former owner of American Auto and Truck and owner of American Waste and Recycling.

He was an active member of the Elks Lodge #1784 and John was an avid boater and snowmobiler. He will be remembered most for his great sense of humor, sarcasm, and extraordinary generosity.

He is survived and will be dearly missed by his daughter Amanda Pryor; son John Pyror; “Brothers of the Heart” Harry McBrien and Jerry Blair; his adopted step father Dave Malazzi (Grumpy) and his step mother Roberta Hanlon and many many more friends and colleagues and relatives.

Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton on Friday January 10, 2014 from 4-8pm at the Clinton Swan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, UCC, 1166 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Families Helping Families, P.O. Box 166, Clinton, CT 06413.


  • Calling Hours Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

John R Pryor Jr.

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Diana McBrien

February 21, 2014

John, you will forever be loved, remembered and cherished..............

Laureen Lewis

January 22, 2014

To a man who was gracious and wonderful to our 2 sons who are dock hands at Champlin's Marina on Block Island...."water, food, help yourselves!" Such incredible kindness. Joey & John Lewis will never ever forget John, and their parents Joe & Laureen, are forever grateful and will pray for this wonderful young man always. A pure I wish I got to meet him. Laureen, Joe, Joey & John Lewis

Rich Murphy, Xavier '89

January 17, 2014

Pryor family- My heartfelt condolences. Jon was great to be around at Xavier. He will be missed.

Mike- Rogers Auto Machine

January 17, 2014

Pryor Family- My sincerest condolences for your loss.I met John when he ran American Auto.His great personality instantly won me over. He surely will be missed.

The Frank Palmieri family

January 14, 2014

Pryor family, We are truly sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Katy Simmone

January 13, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. Love, the Simmone Family

Jack & Nancy Welch

January 12, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire Pryor Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John was a fine man and will be missed by us all.

Denise Roberts Salafia

January 12, 2014

Pryor Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. John was such a good guy. He will be remembered fondly and missed by many.

Jenny Cady (Lajiness)

January 11, 2014

To the Pryor Family, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a good man and a good friend. He will be forever missed. May you find comfort in your memories. I'm sorry I was unable to attend John's services.

Lisa Wade Lambert

January 11, 2014

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends. John was a pleasure to know and will be missed by so many. I went to school with John and had a lot of fun with him.