Barbara Pierce, 83, of Bradford, RI, passed away peacefully on January 4 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Barbara was born to the late Alice and Joseph Meyer in Westerly, RI. She was a graduate of Westerly High School and St. Regis College. She married her high school sweetheart, Marty Pierce, in 1960.
Barbara was an organist and sang soprano in the choir at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bradford. She volunteered her time at the Westerly Food Co-op and the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. She was an avid reader and cook and enjoyed spending her summer days on the beach in Watch Hill with her family.
Barbara was predeceased by her brother Paul Meyer. She is survived by her husband Marty; sons, Martin (Joe) Pierce, Jeffrey Pierce and Michael Pierce; sisters, Joan Shea and Kathy Meyer; brother Peter Meyer; grandchildren, Leai Andrews, Kristina Pierce, Matthew Pierce, Erica Pierce, Rebecca Pierce, Robert Pierce and Daniel Pierce and great-granddaughter Aven Andrews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church, 169 Main St., Ashaway on Friday, 1/8 at 11:00a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com