Charlotte “Sharlie” (Pratt) Sudduth

Charlotte “Sharlie” (Pratt) Sudduth, 84, died peacefully at her home in Marion, MA on February 10, 2024.

Born November 1, 1939, Sharlie was the eldest daughter of Aileen and Edwin Pratt. She was born in New York. In her early years she lived on the campus of Westminster School where her father taught, then moved to Cambridge, MA where he was the Headmaster at what is now Buckingham Brown and Nichols School. She graduated from St. Timothy’s School and majored in history at Smith College.  She transferred to Goucher College for her senior year after marrying Scott Sudduth (her former husband), who was attending medical school at Johns Hopkins.  She remained close to the Smith Class of 1961. Later she received a Master’s of Counseling Psychology from Lesley College and worked with Habitat for Humanity and Hospice.

Sharlie spent her summers in Marion as a child and later moved there full time.  She raised her children in Exeter, NH, where she owned the knitting store, “Charlotte’s Web”. An accomplished knitter, Sharlie was known for her ability to knit complicated patterns while engaging in the many community meetings she attended. She taught many the joy of knitting in her living room.

Sharlie’s lifetime of creativity took a turn at age 60 with a painting workshop on Monhegan Island in Maine. Sharlie went on to produce thousands of watercolor and oil paintings. She painted with the Westport Art Group, Providence Art Club, and the Marion Art Center. Sharlie loved to travel around the world to paint with Monhegan Island, Block Island, England, Portugal and Italy being some of her favorite locations. Many homes display her beautiful paintings, a box of her note cards, or a copy of her book of watercolors, “My Marion ”.

Sailing was a lifelong passion of Sharlie’s.  A past member of Beverly Yacht Club, she was a skilled H12 racer and also appreciated an afternoon sail on Sippican Harbor in her boat the Weecapa. On Weecapa she shared her love of sailing with friends, four children and nine grandchildren.

Sharlie is survived by her son Robert and his wife Jean of Marion and their children Katie and Ben; her daughter Jennifer Walsh and her husband Paul of Newton, MA and their children Charlotte, Brin and Liam; her son Matthew and his wife Anne of Brookline, MA and their children Ella and Claire; and by her late son Andrew’s children Zoë and Sophie Sudduth and their mother, Saiya Remmler, and his wife Ruth Kennedy Sudduth. Sharlie is also survived by her brother Andrew Pratt, niece and nephews Lisa Humpreys and Ben and Boh Hinds.  She was predeceased by her brother Edwin Pratt and her sister Wendy Hinds. The family would like to thank Fran Emery who manages her home and her care companion, Pat Debarros.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, April 28th, at 1:00 pm at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, MA where she was a devoted member.  In her honor, the family asks that those who attend wear happy colors as she reveled in the beauty of life’s color. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharlie’s memory may be made to the Marion Art Center, Box 602, Marion, MA 02738. For online guestbook, visit

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