Martina Louise Pratt (nee McDonald) age 85 of Essex Junction, Vermont passed away on September 17, 2019 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. She was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire on August 17, 1934, the daughter of Howard McDonald and Patricia Tuscany (nee Truman). Tina graduated from Burlington High School in 1952.
On February 14, 1953 she married her loving husband Norbert Peter Pratt in Burlington, Vermont.
Tina is survived by her husband Norbert and their six children; Thomas Pratt and his wife Nancy of Colchester, Vermont, Steven Pratt of Clarksville, Tennessee, Mark Pratt and his wife Patricia of Barton, Vermont, Brain Pratt and his wife Kelly of Essex Junction, Vermont, Susan Foy and her husband Brent of Centerville, Ohio, Janet McCormick and her husband Michael of Jacksonville, Florida; her four step-siblings, Malcolm McDonald, Alec Tuscany, Debbie Sanders, June Benoit; her 14 grandchildren, Travis Pratt and his wife Lindsay, Ty Pratt and his wife Dannelle, Joey Pratt, Markie Pratt, Laura Johnson and her husband Bobby, Heather McSweeney and her husband Matt, Emily Pratt, Sarah Pratt, Caroline Geisler and her husband Shannon, Eric Foy, Joshua Foy, James McCormick, Connor McCormick, Taryn McCormick; and 12 great grandchildren, Kobe Pratt, Alex Pratt, MaKenna Pratt, Easton Pratt, Emma Johnson, Logan Johnson, Payton Johnson, Alanna Pratt, Adriannaa Pratt, Fionna Pratt, Tristen McNight, Markus Foy.
Tina had a great zest for life and she was always up for an adventure. Never one to sit still, she spent her time traveling, reading, quilting, walking, baking, and gardening. She was a lover of animals who took in many strays over the years, filling her home with cats and dogs. Tina loved to laugh and she saw the humor in everyday situations bringing joy to those around her.
The family would also like to express their thanks and gratitude for the wonderful care given to Tina by the staff at Maple Ridge in Essex, Vermont.
A family funeral will be held on Saturday September 21, 2019 at the Holy Family Cemetery in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tina’s name to the Chittenden County Humane Society, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403. Condolences may be made at www.awrfh.com.