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Robert A. Bratt

Robert A. Bratt, 73, died October 24, 2010 peacefully at his home in Ipswich, after an extended illness. 

Born on November 29, 1936 in Lynn, he was the third of four children born to Leonard R. and Hildur L. (Anderson) Bratt.  He graduated from Lynn Classical High School and studied music at both Northeastern University and Boston University. An accomplished violinist and organist, he played at various churches around Bostonís North Shore for many years.  In 1952, for playing his violin he won first prize for Junior Instrumentalist at the North Shore Music Festival at Manning Bowl in Lynn. In 1959 he married Carol Lee Johnson of Lynn.  He had worked at the United Shoe in Beverly for many years and also for IBM Corp. until his retirement in 1988.

Mr. Bratt is survived by his wife Carol Lee, and two daughters, Heidi Bratt and Lori Lynn, a son-in-law David Lynn, and two granddaughters, Victoria Lynn and Meredith Lynn, all of Ipswich.  He is also survived by his sister Lois Genis of Marblehead, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard L. Bratt formerly of Holden, and Carl B. Bratt formerly of Danvers.

His memorial service will be held Saturday, October 30th at 1:00 P.M. at the Green Street Baptist Church, 179 Green Street, Melrose. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be sent to Hospice of the North Shore, 175 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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