Richard Marsh PrattOctober 9, 1936 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 80)
Richard Marsh Pratt, age 80, of Cohasset, passed away on August 10, 2017 in Maine. An avid sailor, he built his own sailboat and every year took a month and sailed mostly up the coast of Maine. He was a life long member of the Power Squadron in Quincy, MA, where he taught celestial navigation. He was also a life long member of the Cohasset Sailing Club and a big fan of Cohasset High School sports teams.
Richard was a welder by trade and worked for Seavey Engineering for a long time. He also served in the US Army from 1959 – 1962. He was the son of the late Nelson C. Pratt and Alberta (Marsh) Pratt. He is survived by three brothers: Nelson C. Pratt, Jr and wife Mary (Wood) of Cohasset, Allan E. Pratt and wife June (Kress) of Hingham, Donald W. Pratt and wife Sandra (Walton) of Plymouth, and his sister, Marjorie (Pratt) Earl of Cohasset. He was the brother of the late Edward and Elliot Pratt and Marilyn Pratt Morrison. Richard also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Richard’s life on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 during visiting hours from 10-11 am in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, followed by an 11 am Memorial Service in the funeral home. Inurnment Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset.