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GLOUCESTER: Marjorie Pratt, 90, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of Thursday, February 18, 2016. Marjorie was born on November 17, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester. She was the wife of the late D. Bernard Pratt, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Gloucester, Marjorie was the daughter of Etta and Edward Livingston. She graduated from Gloucester High School and went on to pursue her bachelors degree from Salem State College. Following college, Marjorie was employed by the Gloucester Public Schools as a business teacher. After she married, she went back to work as a heath aid in the school system until she retired.

Marjorie was very active and enjoyed tennis, volleyball, and swimming. In her later years, she was a member of the Wet Hens water aerobics group at the Gloucester YMCA. She remained close to her high school friends throughout her life, and enjoyed many reunions. Marjorie loved sitting in the sun at Niles Beach, as well as in her yard. She was a lover of animals and especially enjoyed spending time with her daughter's cat and small dog, Mattie and Sally,

and her granddaughter's Golden Retriever, Nella.

She is survived by two daughters and one son and their spouses, Jean and Peter Phillips, Marjorie and Phil Salzman, and Gerald and Nancy Pratt. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Beth and Allison Phillips, Kali, Ben, and Aaron Salzman, and Abigail Pratt; as well as her great-grandchildren, Finnian and Hazel Salzman; her brother, Ted Livingston; nephew, Ron Livingston; and niece, Susan Livingston.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband D. Bernard Pratt; their son, Daniel Pratt; and her beloved dog, Sarge.

Marjorie’s Memorial Reception will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Gloucester House Restaurant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester.
Published on  February 23, 2016
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