Barbara Pierce

Barbara Ann Pierce (Meyer)

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Obituary

Barbara Pierce, 83, of Bradford, RI, passed away peacefully on January 4 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 8th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Victory Church
    Address
    169 Main Street
    ASHAWAY, RI 02804
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  • Interment

    Location
    *Private
    Address
    Private
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Roland Trailor Jr

Posted at 03:36pm
Jeff Pierce & Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these unprecedented times. A donation to Alzheimer's will be submitted in your mothers memory. Prayers & God Bless - Roland & Deb Trailor Jr
DB

Dick Bennett

Posted at 11:30pm
Marty and the boys-Accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Barbara. My relationship with your family began about 50 years ago as teacher and coach of the boys and a strong friendship with you and Barbara. God bless
CM

Charlotte M Boney MD

Posted at 01:07pm
in honor of Barbara and her sister Kathy
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Carl Johnson

Posted at 09:01am
Marty and Family,
My sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Carl Johnson
JL

Joe Light

Posted at 08:49am
Barbara was a founding member of the Westerly Food Co-op in 1974 and was an active participant until we closed it in the early 2000's. She cheerfully put in thousands of hours of volunteer time, primarily as treasurer, the most demanding job. We'll never forget your intelligence and energy. Thank you Barbara.
Karen & Joe Light, WFC co-founders
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