Ralph E. Pratt, 58, of Winchester and a former long-time resident of Brattleboro, VT. died on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care in Lebanon. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Ralph was born the son of the late Nancy M. (Whithouse) and Ralph E. Pratt Sr. on July 27, 1960 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was educated in Hinsdale, MA. and graduated from Wahconah Regional High School class of 1978.
On July 16, 2017 he exchanged vows with Ann M. Parmenter. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance.
He worked for the City of Brattleboro, VT. in the Department of Public Works, Highway Department as a laborer for one year. Prior, he had worked at the Putney Paper Co. in Putney, VT. as a machine tender for over ten years.
He enjoyed the outdoors. Time was spent splitting wood. This was a time for him to think and be at peace. He liked to tinker around the house and in the yard on various projects. He was a reserved private person. Family and his close friends would always be a priority in his life. He enjoyed spending time with them all. Ralph had a softer side to him when it came to animals. He loved them all and disliked hearing about animals suffering. Ralph was at peace sitting in his home with his wife and his four Bull Mastiffs.
Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife, Ann M. Pratt of Winchester. He is also survived by cousins, extended family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5 to 7pm. in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring of 2019. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Ralph E. Pratt to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com