Robert Pierce Obituary

Robert H. Pierce
Robert H. Pierce

March 14, 1939 - September 1, 2020
Born in Bennington, VT
Resided in East Lyme, Connecticut

Obituary

East Lyme-Robert (Bob) H. Pierce 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 202 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London.

He is survived by his wife Judy, and his two sons, Shawn and his wife Julie of Niantic and Scott of Charlotte, NC. As well as his grandchildren, Madison, Ryan, Shannon, Kaci, and Reagan. He was preceded by his daughter-in-law, Michelle, and granddaughter, Emily.

He was born in Bennington, VT the son of Alfred Pierce Sr. and Mary Ann Perrota on March 14, 1939 with his twin sister, Ruth Marie, who died shortly after birth. He spent most of his life in Texas and Vermont, before settling down in East Lyme, CT in his adult life.

He was in the National Guard before joining the Marine Corps at Paris Island. He went to Camp Lejeune on a med cruise for eight months. He spent the Vietnam era serving in Japan (Yukosoka) for two years. He worked and retired from E.B as a trade-planning specialist.

He was a member of East Lyme Jaycees and a past member of Groton Elks. He coached youth football for several years and helped coach youth baseball. He was a proud member of the American Legion in Niantic and The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League. He was a golfer and a past member of Norwich golf course, where he played golf every week. He loved to fish, and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He had a green thumb, and loved to garden.

He will be missed deeply by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, which will be private. www.neilanfuneralhome.com

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Marine Toys For Tots - Thames River Detachment #1334 24 Newton Street Norwich, CT 06360.

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