Elizabethtown — Adelaide A. Pierce, 90, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, where she had been surrounded by her loving family and Rev. Fred Shaw, who had become a very special part of her life.
She was born in Willsboro, N.Y., on Aug. 22, 1912, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Murray) Hathaway.
Adelaide worked for the Horace Nye Nursing home for 27 years. She raised nine daughters and four sons. In recent years she enjoyed helping her son at the Arsenal Inn Restaurant in Elizabethtown, where she touched many lives through her special love and kindness. She greatly enjoyed helping others and had a real appreciation for music. She loved her dog Precious and her cat Dolly. She held a special place in her heart for two of her caregivers, Vera Blaise and Laura Jacquish.
She is survived by nine daughters and their spouses, Alice Irwin, Fae and Donald Bigelow, Vesta Spring, Beverly and Leamon Moran, Doris and Bernard Colburn, Barbara and Nathan Gough, Sheila Keech, Deborah and Peter Heald and Faylene and Junior Montville; four sons and their spouses, Atwood and Carrie Pierce, Bruce and Marleen Pierce, Floyd and Rose Marie Pierce and Steve and Linda Pierce; two sisters, Ethel Doyle and Catherine Bigelow; one sister-in-law, Lunette Pierce White; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Floyd Pierce; one brother, Raymond Hathaway; two sisters, Grace Doyle and Dorothy Hathaway; and a great-grandson, Matthieu Moran.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, May 4th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at W.M. Marvins Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, with Rev. Fred Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at the Reber Cemetery. Her grandsons will be the pallbearers.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Reber Fire Department or to the Westport SPCA.
ALTONA — Committal services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2003, at the Holy Angels Cemetery in Altona for Eileen Loftus at 1 p.m. and Robert Peryer for 1:15 p.m. The arrangements are by the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.