Official Obituary of

Margaret Ann (Pratt) Alix

March 16, 2024

Margaret Alix Obituary

Margaret Ann Alix (Pratt) died at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Saturday, March 16, 2024. Born in Worcester, MA, December 25, 1927. The daughter of Peter and Helen Pratt, the oldest of five children, Paul Pratt, Helen Morin, Jane O’Leary and predeceased by Robert Pratt.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Alix Jr. in 1987. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Suzanne Lockhart (James) of Huntington Beach, CA, Bryan Alix (Jane) of Westport, CT, Maryanne Finn (Daniel) of Grafton, MA and Charles Alix (Julie) of Sudbury, MA. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren Lauren, Matthew, Daniel, Andrew, Alison, and Sarah, 2 great grandchildren Audrey and Liam and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret graduated from North High School 1946, The Memorial School of Nursing (1st in Class) 1949. And Clark University 1969. She was unique in her generation for pursuing and succeeding in two different career paths in addition to managing a busy home and active social life. She worked diligently at Memorial Hospital, UMass Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital where she specialized in traumatic pediatric care.

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art at The Worcester Art Museum and Clark University she taught at The Auburn Public Schools and The Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester. She also continued her work as a professional artist and her paintings are in the collection of Clark University and many private collections. We are all grateful to Suzanne and Jim for their research and publishing of a compilation of her work.

After Arthur’s passing she moved permanently to her loved summer home in West Dennis, MA, where she was an active member of the Cape Cod Art Museum as a docent, volunteered at the West Dennis Public Library, an avid sailor at the West Dennis Yacht Club, and an active skier with the Cape Cod Ski Club. Margaret enjoyed extensive travel in those years, but was always happy to return to The Cape and family fun at the beach, earning her the beloved title of “Nanny Beach”

Mom will always be remembered for her specialty baked goods, cream puffs and jelly rolls. School lunches however we would rather forget. She was an amazing knitter and we all have enjoyed her creations for our children, Irish knit sweaters and treasured Christmas stockings.

From all of us who loved her,

Rest in Peace Our Nanny Beach.

The family would like to thank the staff of Notre Dame Long Term Care Center for their skilled and compassionate care.

Calling hours will take place Wednesday, March 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Thursday, March 21, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 25 Fales St., Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Cape Cod Museum of Art, P.O. Box 2043, Dennis, MA 02638.

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Calling Hours
March 20, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Athy Memorial Home
111 Lancaster Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Funeral Mass
March 21, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
25 Fales Street
Worcester, MA 01606

March 21, 2024

11:30 AM
St. John's Cemetery
260 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01603


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