Laurence B Pratt of Chelmsford

1936 - 2019


April 24, 2019
3 to 7pm
Dolan Funeral Home


April 25, 2019
11:00 am
St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford

Laurence Bernard Pratt, 83, of Chelmsford, MA died Saturday evening, April 20, 2019 at Westford House Nursing Home in Westford, MA after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to the late Gladys Ann (Silva) Pratt, who died on March 17, 2003.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Frederick and Mary (Langhan) Pratt.   He graduated from St. Mary’s High School with the class of 1953, continued his education at Boston College and graduated in 1957.  He later earned a Master’s Degree at Northeastern University.

He retired from the defense industry as an engineer at Raytheon, and was also employed with RCA, Sylvania, and the IRS at Cross Point in Lowell.

He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford, MA.

Larry enjoyed spending time at the beach with family and friends, and watching the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox, day trips to various New England spots, reading, crossword puzzles, and puttering around the yard.  Larry looked forward to his luncheons with his high school friends, “The St. Mary’s Boys”.    He adored his grandchildren, and loved attending their various activities and celebrating their achievements.

He is survived by his two sons, Laurence and his wife, Sonja Pratt of Nashua, and Thomas Pratt of Dunstable; two daughters, Sharon and her husband, Randy Chapman of Swampscott, and Pamela and her husband, Brian Gill of Stoneham; a brother, Richard and his wife, Charlotte Pratt of Waltham, MA; five grandchildren, Alexander Pratt, Jared and Benjamin Chapman, Riley and Gracie Gill and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert and Daniel Pratt, Carol Czyrklis, Barbara Vecchione and Betty MacDonald.



PRATT, Laurence B. Pratt of Chelmsford, MA died April 20, 2019. Visiting hours Wed. April 24th from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Thurs. at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11am at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Westford House Patient Activity Fund, 3 Park Dr., Westford, MA 01886. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at

5 Condolences for Laurence B Pratt of Chelmsford

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    Kathy hubert


    I’m sorry for the loss of your dad, Pam. May he rest in peace!!!

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    Allana & Johnny vereker


    Larry I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish you all the best and the strength to get through this❤️

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    Victoria Cooney


    So sorry for your loss

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    Linda Hiller


    Hi Tom. I would so like to be there tonight to pay my respects for your father and family but I am unable to reschedule my obligations.
    I know how much you and your family mean to each other. Hopefully this will help everyone get through the hard times of the loss of your dad.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Love, Linda

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    Billy Quinn


    To Larry and Tommy our condolences for the passing of your dad. I’m sure he was a decent man, although we didn’t know him he obviously raised great kids! Godspeed! Bill and Chrissy Quinn.

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