Brooklyn firefighter in Squad 252.

Prior is survived by his fiance, Doreen Noone, and they were to be wed in July, 2002.

He is also survived by his parents, Gerard and Marian Prior, and two brothers, Dennis and Gerard; his godson John Prior and his two nieces, Katie and Erin Prior.

Prior is also a member of the Bellmore Fire Department and the Bellmore Knights of Columbus.