Ashley Lynn Pratt, 37, of Dartmouth, MA passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2022 after courageously battling several autoimmune diseases over the past seven years.
She was the loving daughter of Donald and Phyllis (Cardillo) Pratt of Dartmouth, MA, the proud sister of Daniel (Annaliese) Pratt and Michael (Lauren) Pratt, and the adoring aunt of Rory Pratt, who she affectionately called, “Ror- Ror ”. Ashley also leaves behind loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and her cherished dog / labradoodle, Finley.
Ashley attended St. Mary’s School in New Bedford where she participated in CYO basketball and Bishop Stang High school where she played on the basketball and field hockey teams. She was also a member of the AAU Bristol Stars Team.
Ashley pursued post-secondary education at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. As an incoming freshman, she was selected to participate in a program called “Community Connections”. She was a member of the University’s crew team and graduated SHU with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
The following semester, Ashley discovered her true calling. She continued at Sacred Heart University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RNBSN). This was by far Ashley’s proudest achievement.
She began her healthcare career working summers at Massachusetts General Hospital. After receiving her Nursing Degree, she worked at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Vibra Hospital, Southcoast Behavioral Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital. Know to all for her huge heart, Ashely was nominated last fall for the distinguished “Daisy Award” in recognition of her demonstrated clinical skills and for the compassion Ashley showed to her patients and their families.
Loved by her immediate and extended family, Ashley always took great pleasure in family gatherings. She especially treasured her Italian family holiday traditions. Her personal style and artistic flare made holidays and tablescapes just that much more special. Ash loved to travel, especially to Martha’s Vineyard and to Italy, where she visited extended family. And, need we say more, Ash loved to shop.
Her visitation will be Sunday, April 3, 2022 in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth from 2 pm to 6 pm Her funeral will be Monday, April 4, 2022 at 9 am from the funeral home with a Funeral Mass at 10 am in St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Ashley’s memory may be made to G-PACT, 185-132 Newbury Commons, Etters , PA 17319 or www.G-PACT.org. For online tribute: www.waring-sullivan.com.
Posted online on March 29, 2022
Published in New Bedford Standard-Times