Donald Pratt, 82, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died Sunday, January 3, 2010, at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home in Stoughton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Patricia J. (Drohan) Pratt. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was raised and educated in Quincy and a graduate of Quincy Schools. He was also a graduate of Boston University and received his Masters Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College and his CHES, a certificate for advanced graduate studies, from Boston University. Mr. Pratt was a resident of Stoughton since 1965. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Pratt worked as the Physical Education Director for Braintree South Junior High for many years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Phi Epsilon, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Friends of BU. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Red Sox and physical fitness.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Walter A. Pratt and his wife Keri of Quincy and his daughter Susan J. Pratt and her husband Kevin Galello of Falmouth. He was the grandfather of William K. Pratt. He was the brother of Mary Pratt of Quincy and the late William Pratt.
Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, January 6 from 5-7 PM. Burial will be private. Donations in Donald’s name may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136.