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Mertie Pratt

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Mertie B. LaLiberte Pratt TROY - Mertie B. LaLiberte Pratt, 82, passed into eternal rest on Sunday July 20, 2014. Mertie was born in Lebanon New Hampshire and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy LaLiberte .She worked as a bar maid in Troy and a home health aide later in life before her retirement .She enjoyed playing bingo and she liked to read in quiet times. Mertie was the former wife of George Blanchard and the late Harold Joslyn and Oscar Pratt . She is survived by her children Harold ( Shevaon ) Joslyn ,Kenneth ( Helen ) Blanchard , George ( Colleen ) Blanchard ,Lawrence ( Melisa ) Blanchard , Malcolm and Marshall Blanchard ,Barbara ( John ) McCulloch ,Cynthia Pratt and the late Bernice Bleau ,Stanley and Michael Joslyn and Marie Virginia Blanchard. . She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren , and her best friend of over 49 years Emma Hoag The funeral service for Mertie will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1PM at The Wm. Leahy Funeral Home 336 Third Street Troy with Deacon Charles Wojton of St. Anthony’s Church officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 am to 1 PM. Interment Eagle Mills Cemetery The family would like to especially than Cheryl ,Jim and Lisa at The Diamond Hill Nursing home for the wonderful and compassionate care given to their mother . To remember Mertie in a special way the family requests that donations in her memory may be made to either The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 285 Valley View Blvd Rensselaer NY or to the Eagle Mills Fire Department 627 Brunswick Rd. Troy NY
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Published in The Record on July 22, 2014
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