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March 18, 2014

Norma Pratt

The Daily Star

---- — Norma Pratt

BAINBRIDGE — Norma E. (Leib) Pratt of Bainbridge, joined her loving husband Stanley Pratt in heaven on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Norma died peacefully in the home where she and Stanley spent many happy years.

Norma was born April 23, 1925, in Milford, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias F. Leib.

She was a Class of 1943 graduate of South New Berlin Central School.

She married Stanley Pratt in 1948, who predeceased her in 1994.

Norma retired from GLA, now Unison, following 35 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, taking care of her animals and helping others. Many stray cats and wild birds enjoyed “Aunt Norm’s” generosity, hospitality, and love. She was an exceptional cook and baker and her renowned desserts will be missed at the many family gatherings she enjoyed with nephews Phillip and William Holowacz, niece Paula Holowacz Decker and their families.

She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Sidney.

Norma is survived by her sisters, Alma Holowacz, Marjorie Wilkes, Phyllis Brownell and Marianna Leib. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews shared Aunt Norm’s life, love and laughter.

Friends and family will gather in memory at a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 24, at C.H. Landers Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Sidney. Services will immediately follow. Burial will be in Plains Cemetery in Oneonta.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chenango County or an ASPCA of choice.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.