Bruce Carter L. Pratt
Bruce Carter L. Pratt, 77, of Littleton, Mass., died on October 7, 2017. He is survived by his children, Hannah Katherine Pratt of Littleton, Alexander Duncan Pratt of Malden, and Ethel Bruce Pratt of Worcester, and his brother Christopher Pratt and his wife Jimmie Cochran Pratt of Asheville, N.C.
Bruce was born on June 23, 1940 in Boston to Muriel Andrews Pratt and Joseph Brenton Pratt. After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Bruce traveled the length and breadth of the United States before returning to the greater Boston area to work. He was a public school teacher, musician, folk dancer, chef, and addictions counselor at McLean Hospital for 35 years.
Bruce was a larger-than-life figure in the folk community, with his wicked puns, strong sense of adventure and an encyclopedic knowledge of literature, geography, and diverse cultures. An avid morris dancer and original member of the Revels cast, he guided generations of performers and was a father figure to many. Known as a colorful storyteller and jokester, and always a steady friend and willing listener, Bruce was ever ready to help at a moment’s notice. Most of all, he deeply loved his three children.
A memorial service will be held November 12, 2017 at 6:30pm at Grace Vision United Methodist Church at 80 Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown.
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