Nobleboro — Gertrude Pratt passed away peacefully at her home in Nobleboro July 4, 2014.
She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Waldoboro, to the late Cecil and Flora Orff Newbert.
Mrs. Pratt attended and graduated from the Waldoboro High School, she also attended the Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass. She completed her teaching certificate at home. Mrs. Pratt took in foster children for many years prior to becoming a first-grade teacher at Friendship Street School. She loved to play the piano, violin and singing. She also had a love for gardening, canning and cooking at home. Mrs. Pratt volunteered for many years at The Fieldcrest Nursing Home in Waldoboro. She received a Presidential certificate for her devotion to volunteer work.
She was a member of The Nazarene Church in North Waldoboro, where she served as treasurer, was a former adult Sunday School teacher and past missionary president.
Mrs. Pratt was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband Rev. Emery Pratt; sister, Bernice Newhall; three brothers, Merton, Leonard and Bernard Newbert; granddaughter, Joanna Burke; niece, Lucille Lash; step-daughter Ann Latford; step-grandson Emery Richardson.
Survivors include: daughter, Carol Ann Burke, Mansfield, Mass.; daughter, Sandra Underhill, New Market, Tenn.; foster sisters, Lucille Raven and Dot Christ; grandson, Mark Weston Burke, Providence, R.I.; step-daughters, Alice Deery, Gloria Richardson and Annie Swazey, all of Danielson, Conn.; step-grandsons, Danny and David Richardson and Joey Deery, all of Putnam, Conn. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, with The Rev. Robert Bellows, pastor of Orff’s Corner Community Church, officiating.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to one of the following: Orff’s Corner Community Church, 2506 Winslows Mill Road, North Waldoboro, ME 04572, Miles Home Health and Hospice, 40 Belvedere Road, Damriscotta, ME 04543 or to; North Waldoboro Nazarene Church, 1640 Old Augusta Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, is caring for the family.