• Bertena M. Dodge Prior
    July 23,2014

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Bertena “Teena” Margaret Dodge Prior, 92, of Wallingford, departed this life on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Joseph Prior.

    Teena was born on Oct. 30, 1921, in Berlin, Vermont, a daughter of the late Clarence and Myrtle (Woodworth) Dodge. She was raised on the family farm and had attended Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. She later attended Goddard College, a progressive liberal arts college in rural Vermont, where she enjoyed performing in theater productions.

    She married Robert in 1948. She retired from the former Union Trust bank after 17 years to enjoy her home and gardens. Her pastimes included reading and embroidery. While in her 70s, she wasn’t afraid to “climb the pine” if a branch needed trimming.

    She will be sadly missed by her children, Robert Prior and his wife, Maureen, of Bristol, and Linda Prior, of North Stonington; her granddaughter, Caitlin Prior, of Bristol; many nieces, nephews and grandnieces.

    Friends may call on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford. Contributions in her memory may be directed to the Connecticut Audubon Society, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (www.ctaudubon.org) or to The Nature Conservatory, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 (www.nature.org). To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.BCBailey.com.

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