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“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,...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.Rich,Gretel, Gabrielle,and Rebecca ”
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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry for your loss Cheryl, may she rest peacefully. ”
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“Great life and family. sorry for the loss of your mom Paul. ”
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“My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pratt family (Mary and Harry). ”
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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