Bernard E. Pratt


Bernard Elverson Pratt

Born April 29, 1948, on Beals Island, Maine

Died November 24, 2022, in Morrill, Maine


I, Bernard (Ben, Bennie) Pratt, am writing this obituary during the pandemic of 2020-2021, and updating it afterward to convey my thoughts and feelings at this time of my life.

I am survived by my wife of nearly 27 years, Lorraine, daughters Amy Pratt Emerson and her husband Shane of Columbia Falls, Jennifer Tandy Cooke Boynton and her husband Christopher of Augusta, and Elizabeth Darcy Cooke of Ellsworth, Maine, two grandsons, Evan Emerson of Columbia Falls and Jack Boynton of Augusta, and a sister, Laura Pratt Alley of Jonesport, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

I was predeceased by my father and mother, Malcolm and Frances Alley Pratt, a brother, Gary Pratt, a very special nephew, Todd Michael Alley, a brother-in-law, John Alley, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  All were loved and are still missed to this day.

Being an organ donor, I would like all my organs or body parts that can be used to help others removed prior to my cremation if possible.  I do not want a funeral or a memorial service.  My ashes are to be spread at high tide off the point of Great Wass Island overlooking Slate Island.

I offer no apologies other than what I have made in life.  Friendships have been important to me throughout my life, and many true friends have stayed in contact with me during my entire life.  “There are friends in life . . . and there are friends for life.”

I leave this life believing in God.

“Fair Winds and Following Seas.”