BRANDSMA Joyce Cushing (Pratt) “Meggie” 75, of Natick passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center of Framingham. She was the daughter of the late Richard Kellogg Pratt and the late Gladys (Edmands) Pratt Perry. She earned her nursing degree at the University of Florida in Tallahassee and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital upon graduation and throughout her working life at many area hospitals. She is survived by daughters Erika Pallavi Brandsma of Florida and Kirsten Brandsma Hughes and her husband Ronnie of Weymouth, two grandsons Robert Edward Frost, Jr. and his wife Liisa of London and Brett Ryan Frost of San Francisco. She is also survived by her brother Richard Kellogg Pratt, Jr., her sister Lynn (Pratt) Perry and her brother Wayne P. Perry, many nieces, nephews and her former husband Albert Brandsma. She was devoted to her dogs and cats, enjoyed Classical Music, the Arts and her many close friends. Visiting hours in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at NATICK COMMON on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 150 Brown Street, Weston, MA 02493 on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. for a memorial service followed by a light luncheon and then an interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Angell Memorial Hospital, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 150 Brown Street, Weston, MA 02493. For directions or to send the family a condolence please visit www.everettfuneral.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 2, 2014