Geraldine T. Pratt

  • Born: October 14, 1928
  • Died: May 10, 2022
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

mail@joycefuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Geraldine "Gerry" Theresa (Jutras) Pratt, of Waltham, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 10th in her home. She was 93.

Gerry was born in Cambridge on October 14, 1928, the oldest daughter of the late Jeffrey and Juliette (Janelle) Jutras. A graduate of Our Lady of Pity Grammar School and High School in Cambridge, she later attended the New England Conservatory where she pursued her talent for music. An accomplished pianist, she delighted friends and family with beautiful melodies. She also worked for a time at Bethlehem Steel Co., where she was introduced to a co-worker friend's brother, Robert Pratt. They were married in Our Lady of Pity Church Cambridge on January 22, 1955.

Bob and Gerry settled in Waltham where they would raise their family. She was the epitome of grace and kindness; Gerry lived a life constantly surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were the true sources of her joy. She was happiest at her kitchen table with a cup of tea and her girls, the 'blah blah' sisters. After her children were grown, she worked as a cook at the Episcopal Divinity School in her native Cambridge.

In addition to her husband, Robert, she is reunited with her son, the late John Pratt, her daughter-in-law, Joyce (Walsh) Pratt, her son-in-law, Steve Thompson, her brother, Paul Jutras, and her brother-in-law, Bill Coleman.

She leaves her children, Stephen Pratt (Beverly) of Watertown, Paul Pratt (Kathy) of Billerica, Cheryl Thompson of Framingham, Joanne Murphy (Tom) of Westerly, Rhode Island, Mary Cataldo (Harry) of Waltham, and Barbara Matarazzo (Ralph) of Medford; her siblings, Albert Jutras (Patsy) of Stoneham, Ruth Coleman of Watertown, and Robert Jutras (Marie) of Reading; her sister-in-law, Betty Jutras of Florida; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Gerry's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Sunday, May 15th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again on Monday morning at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Luke's Parish, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062 or by visiting als.org/donate


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Steven, Paul, Cheryl, Joanne, Mary and Barbara I'm sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a lovely woman and she raised a wonderful, devoted family. I have such fond memories of coming over on Friday nights and having her special snacks.I'm sure she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Silvana Pascucci - Oyster Bay, NY - Friend   May 16, 2022

Mrs. Pratt was a wonderful person. She was always so kind and sweet to us Gobbi girls on Warren St. Loved seeing her hanging her clothes out the window, passing groceries up the big porch, and the Devil Dog snacks she would give me for school snacks. She always has a smile on her face. So many happy times on Warren St. So sorry for your loss, she will be deeply missed.

Posted by Nina Tobin - Milford, MA - Family Friend   May 15, 2022

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Rich,Gretel, Gabrielle,and Rebecca

Posted by Rich Simons - Salem, NH - Friend   May 15, 2022

Cheryl, Paul, and family,
I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother.
May you be comforted by memories of happy times spent together.
My sincere sympathy,
Nadine Amato (Taylor).

Posted by Nadine Amato (Taylor) - Maumee, OH - Friend   May 14, 2022

So very sorry to hear about your the loss of your mother. I always called her "Mrs. Pratt" and could always be heard hollering up to her from either the porch door or from the yard as she was hanging out the clothes asking for some candy in which she always obliged. I have such fond memories of growing up at 284 with your family and will cherish them always. Sending all my love and heart felt condolences May she rest in Heavenly peace. Love Renee Gobbi Myrdek

Posted by Renee Myrdek - WEARE, NH - Friend   May 13, 2022

Pratt Family,
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom

Auntie Gerry was the sweetest, kindest and most sincere person I've ever known. She really loves people unconditionally with her whole heart.
Love The McDonald Family
See you all at the services.

Posted by Betty Ann Aiken - Billerica, MA - Family Friend   May 13, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss Cheryl, may she rest peacefully.

Posted by Flavio Mendes - Salem, NH - Family Friend   May 13, 2022

Great life and family. sorry for the loss of your mom Paul.

Posted by Some One    May 13, 2022

Sorry for your loss your in our thoughts and prayers their are no words to express how empty it feels when you lose such an important person in life Our hearts are with you all

Posted by Vecchione Family - Family   May 12, 2022

I was so sorry about hearing about lose of your mom, she was a wonderful mother. Your in out thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carmela and Rizwan Haque - waltham, MA - Friend   May 11, 2022

My deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear Mom, Auntie Gerry. A wonderful sweetheart of a woman, she will be sadly missed and remembered in retelling of the old stories of Waltham and Uncle Bob. Love to all and god bless. Cousin Pat

Posted by Patricia Blaiklock - Family   May 11, 2022

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pratt family (Mary and Harry).

Posted by Janet McGowan - Friend   May 11, 2022


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