Joseph William Pratt Jr., 64, of Salisbury and formerly of Hopkinton and Westborough, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Nov. 13. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Mary Catherine (O’Brien) Pratt of Hopkinton and the late Joseph William Pratt.
Joseph was a self-employed auto mechanic who was well known for his keen ability to quickly diagnose and fix vehicle problems. Joe had a big heart and loved his family dearly. He will be missed by many.
Besides his mother, Joseph is survived by three children, Jessica Lusek and her husband, Jeff, of Westborough, Richard “Ricky” Pratt of Worcester, and Krystal Daniels and her husband, Dave, of Sutton. He also leaves behind his siblings, Daniel Pratt and his wife, Kelly, of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, Maryanne Bilodeau and her husband, Thomas, of Westborough, Thomas Pratt and Susan Bush of Hopkinton, Robert Pratt and his wife, Jennifer, of Hopkinton, and Martha Pratt-Rice and her husband, Joel, of Warwick; as well as four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was held Nov 18 at St. Matthew’s Parish in Southborough, with burial following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. Funeral services were under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton (ChesmoreFuneralHome.com). In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (stjude.org).