Mary E. Pratt
Age 93, of Montour Falls and formerly Watkins Glen, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday morning from 9:30am-10:00am, followed by a funeral service at 10:00am; and burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Mary proudly raised 8 children. She loved bingo and joining her friends every week in Burdett to work on crafts. She also knitted hats for newborn babies born at local hospitals, and putting puzzles together. She lived for 20 years in Catherine Court, where many of her puzzles are on display. Mary was born in Elmira, NY on May 13, 1919, the daughter of the late George and Florence Guise. She was predeceased by her husband Walter M. Pratt, son Jack Pratt, brother John Guise, and son-in-law, Garth Cook. She is survived by 7 children, Alan (Mary Jane) of Elmira, Nelson (MaryAnn) of Watkins Glen, Larry (Sandy) of Newfield, Ellen Cook of Florida, David of Ithaca, Steven (Jennifer) of Lansing, Becky (Chuck) Roth of Ohio; daughter-in-law, Nancy Pratt of Watkins Glen; 21 grandchildren; including special grandchildren and loving caretakers, Kate Mizzoni and Lori Wiles; and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Schuyler County Vol. Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may view her memorial or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.