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Jean Elizabeth Pratt

Date of Death: August 27, 2020

Date of Birth: August 25, 1930

Biography:

Jean Elizabeth Pratt
AUGUSTA-----Jean Elizabeth (Cloutier) Pratt, 90, a long time area rural
mail carrier, died at home on August 27, 2020, after a period of
declining health. Born in Lewiston on August 25, 1930, she was the
daughter of Wilfred Arthur and Alice Gertrude (Eagan) Cloutier. She
lived in Augusta for most of her life, and retired in 1991 as a rural mail
carrier, serving over 21 years with the US Postal Service. Jean graduated
from Cony High School in 1948, and then graduated from Westbrook
Junior College in Portland, Class of 1950. She moved to Boston and
worked as a civilian employee for the US Navy, and theh married
Stanley Lamont Pratt, of Augustta. He died on November 1, 2014.
Jean served on the planning committee and was a co-chairman of the
former Augusta General Hospital Charity Ball. She was a trustee at Fort
Western for several years. Jean always liked attending auctions when
she could, namely at Farrin’s Country Auctions. She was an avid knitter
and seamstress, and did country painting as a hobby. Jean did stained
glass projects for many years. She also did custom stencils on antique
chairs and deacon’s benches as well. Over the years, Jean and her family
enjoyed raising several Weimaraners and Hungarian Vizsla dogs. Jean
and her family spent many summers at Three Mile Pond, Spectacle
Pond, and Rangeley Lake. Jean made braided rugs and hooked rugs and
repaired Oriental rugs as well. She served on the Kennebec County
Superior Court Grand July for several months in her 80s.
Her father, Wilfred, died in 1987, her mother, Alice, died in 1941, and
her step-mother Carla Weymouth Cloutier died in 1994. Her daughter
Alice Ann Pratt died on March 30, 2009. Her three sisters died
previously: Martha (Cloutier) Roscoe; Irene (Cloutier) Gonya; and
Pauline (Cloutier) Eaton.
Jean was a longtime Communicant of the former St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church. She was a member of Friends of Oak Grove-Coburn School and
was involved in the annual fund raising efforts for the school. Jean was a
life-long member of the National Retired Letter Carriers Union.
Surviving are her two sons, Andrew Lamont Pratt of Cutler and Jon
Stanley Pratt of Augusta; her daughter, Andrea Jean Stinson and
husband John A. Stinson of Warwick, RI; four grandsons, Eric Stinson,
wife Brittany and children Jaxon and Lilyana; Craig Stinson and wife
Sydelle and children Hailee and Kenzie; Ryan Stinson and wife Meghan,
all of Cranston, RI; and Andrew Bradley Leon Pratt and partner Laurel
Stanton, and their son Archie Eugene Pratt, all of Portland. Also
surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank and recognize Beacon Hospice of
Augusta for their excellent care and concern for Jean over the past
several months during her illness, allowing her to remain at home.
By request, burial will be at the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery,
Pelton Hill, Manchester, and a private gathering for family and friends
will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 82 Western
Avenue, Augusta. Memorial Donations may be made to the Kennebec
Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, Maine 04330

 

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