Rita Pratt
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Rita Pratt
  • January 17, 1930 - January 5, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Rita Beatrice (Englander) Pratt, of Old Saybrook, the widow of the late Kenneth Pratt, died on January 5, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a long illness. She was born in Bridgeport in 1930, the daughter of the late Isadore and Helen Blum Englander and lived most of her life in Norwalk, graduating from Norwalk High in 1948. In Norwalk she enjoyed family, friends and boating.

Rita and Kenneth, were married for 60 years having met in High School. She retired to Westbrook with her husband in 2000 after a long career as a receptionist and secretary in Norwalk. She enjoyed her family, especially her granddaughters and great granddaughter. She was also active in the Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784.


She is survived by her daughter Patricia Meyer and her husband Robert, granddaughters Caitlin Meyer and Courtney Lewis and her husband Christopher, great granddaughter Avery, sister Florence Koenig and her husband Bruce, sister-in-law Nellie Pratt and many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Lowell Pratt.

Funeral Services will be private.