ISLE LA MOTTE - Julia Julie Pratt Horrigan, formerly of Princeton, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at her home in Isle La Motte, VT. She was born on May 9, 1931 in Hackensack, NJ to Benjamin G. and Harriot Scollay (Bryarly) Pratt, Jr.
Raised in Hackensack, Julie graduated from Hackensack High School, attended Beaver College, and graduated from Paine Hall School in New York City as a medical assistant. After raising her family and teaching riding lessons for 20 years in NJ, she and her husband retired to their home in Vermont. Her lifelong love of horses brought a second career into her life as a therapeutic riding instructor and in 1987 she co-founded the Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program (CHAMP) in South Hero, VT. She was a CHAMP board member and active with the program until her death.
To her family, Julie was known as Jupe. She was fortunate to retire to her family home at Pratt Haven on Lake Champlain in Isle La Motte, VT, where she had spent every summer of her life. Family was most important to her and she loved the family gatherings at the lake with her children and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family.
Julie was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 60 years, W. Donald Horrigan, M.D.
Julie is survived by her four children: Suzanne Campbell and her husband, Ronald; Jeffrey Horrigan and his wife, Jonna; Scott Horrigan and his wife, Heather; Benjamin Horrigan and his wife, Josephine (Joby); and 8 grandchildren, Jessica Parent and her husband, Jason; Jennifer, Janet, John (Jack), Sarah, Burkett, Molly, and William; and 2 great grandchildren, Corbin and Theo Parent, sisters, Harriot (Polly) Schwenker and her husband, Howard; Margaret (Peggy) Long, and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Julie Horrigan on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Old Stone United Methodist Church, 67 Church Rd., Isle La Motte, VT. To adhere to current CDC Covid guidelines, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
Memorial contributions in Julies memory may be made to: CHAMP (Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program), 57 East Shore Rd., So. Hero, VT 05486.
Condolences, photos, and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, VT 05488