Rachel S. Pierce

February 06, 1927 - June 08, 2009 

Rachel S. Pierce

February 06, 1927 - June 08, 2009 

Obituary for Rachel S. Pierce

Rachel S. Pierce, age 82, of Milford, passed away on Tuesday, June 08, 2009 in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on February 6, 1927 in Lunenburg, VT to the late Cecil and Louise Morin Smith. Before retiring, she was employed as a Registered Nurse for Dr. James Keegan. An active member of the community, she was the founder and executive director of Pierce " Newman Memorial Fund, past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a volunteer for the CT Audubon Society, Beth El Shelter and the American Red Cross Blood Services, where she received an exceptional service award for 50 years of dedicated service. In her spare time, she was a gifted knitter and crocheter. Mrs. Pierce is survived by her loving daughters, Heather Pierce Hackley of Branford and Gail P. Fichtner of Milford, sister Bernice Pierce of Concord, VT, brother Herbert Smith of Manchester and grandchildren Robert, Elizabeth, Daniel and Katie. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Homer J. Pierce and brother Morin Smith. Calling hours are Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 5 to 8 pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a service during the visitation at 7:30. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 11, at the Mary Taylor United Methodist Church at 11am. Interment will be in Vermont at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests a random act of kindness.

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