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HERMON – Virgil S. Pratt, 65, died Feb. 27, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. Gil was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Bangor, son of the late Virgil S. Pratt Sr. and the late Phyllis E. (Soule) Pratt Foss, and stepson of the late H. Clinton Foss. He was a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, attended the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated from the University of Maine. Gil married Sandra Huntington, Sept. 14, 1968, and they lived and worked in the Bangor area for 36 years. They had been married for 39 years when Sandra predeceased him in July 2007. Gil married Barbara Koster, Oct. 18, 2008, and they spent 16 happy months together in sickness and health. Gil worked at the city of Brewer first as deputy treasurer, then as city treasurer and was the city’s first finance director. After working as the administrator for a Bangor law firm, he went back to work in public finance as support services director at School Union 90, business manager at Eastern Maine Community College and he retired in 2004 as finance director at the town of Hampden. He was a former member, board member and past president of Brewer Kiwanis Club, a former member and past president of Brewer Music Association and was a United Way Volunteer. He was a longtime member of the Government Finance Officers Association and served as their representative for the State of Maine in 1985-1986. He was a notary public in Maine for 32 years. He was a former member of Maine Chapter, Order of DeMolay and Mosaic Lodge No. 52 AF & AM, Dover-Foxcroft, and member of Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. He was a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Agency and Ronald McDonald House, Bangor. He enjoyed working in his many flower gardens, being outdoors, and the many hunting and fishing trips “up north with the guys.” He was happiest when spending time with his grandsons and family at the family camp in Bowerbank on Sebec Lake. Gil spent many weekends in the summer exploring Moosehead Lake and camping on his boat and winters following the Maine Black Bear hockey team. He was a pilot for 31 years and enjoyed exploring Maine in his own plane with his camera. He was a former member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Maine Pilots Association and Civil Air Patrol, and a former member and treasurer of Brewer Flying Club. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Pratt; his daughter, Judi Morrison and two very special grandsons, Joey and Danny Morrison, of Bangor; brother, Steve and his wife, Jane, of Dover-Foxcroft and their boys, Brian, Mike and Justin; sister, Maggie McKinney of Manchester and her boys, Seamus and Eammon; and brother, Tom of Newburgh and his son, TJ. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Lary Funeral Home, 62 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft, where funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. March 3 with the Rev. Dr. Dodie Sheffield officiating. After cremation, burial will be in the family lot at South Dover Cemetery in the spring. Donations in Gil’s memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or Good Samaritan Agency, 100 Ridgewood Drive, Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

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