Obituary: Margaret Alice Pratt
Margaret Alice Pratt (née Cunningham), 69, of Bloomfield, formerly of Montclair, died at her home on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
Ms. Pratt was born in New Brunswick, and raised in Old Bridge. She lived in Montclair before moving to Bloomfield. She was a teacher for special needs children in Jefferson Township school system, and a member of the NJ Council for Exceptional Children. She was the secretary for the Division for Early Childhood Education of the New Jersey Department of Education.
Ms. Pratt was a member of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montclair for 35 years. At St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Belleville, she served as the secretary for the Rosary Society, coordinated the Giving Tree, and volunteered at the church's Food Pantry. She was a long-time member and secretary of the Women’s Club of Bloomfield.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Pratt; her children, Charles and Lorraine Pratt; and her siblings, Ella McCann and Thomas and Michael Cunningham. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael Joseph and Margaret Alice (née Coleman) Cunningham.
A Mass of Christian burial took place on Monday, Feb. 27, at St Peter’s Church. Interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Belleville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Club of Bloomfield, or the Food Pantry at St. Peter's Church, 155 William St., Belleville, NJ 07109.