Phyllis J. (Dodge)
Pierce, 93, formerly of Broadway, Ipswich, and wife of the late
Arthur S. Pierce, died Saturday March 29, 2014 in the Blueberry
Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beverly following her
Born in Everett
July 4, 1920 daughter of the late Charles and Florence
(Holbrook) Dodge, she was a 1939 graduate of the Augusta, ME
public schools. She was married in 1943 in LosAngeles, where
for several years she was employed long distance operator. The
Pierces soon came to Ipswich where they made their home and
raised their family.
She was an avid
reader of fiction and will fondly be remembered as a loving
mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of
the Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich.
She is survived by
a daughter, Nancy L. Saco of Danvers; two sons, Keith D. Pierce
of Gloucester and Kevin C. Pierce of Ipswich; five
grandchildren, Wendy Pierce and Tammy Pierce both of Amesbury,
Carla Saco of Beverly, and Tony Zane and Wesley Pierce both of
Salem; seven great grandsons and several nephews and nieces. She
was the mother of the late Raymond F. Pierce formerly of South
Boston; and sister of the late Howard W. Dodge formerly of NY
and Charles Dodge formerly of Lancaster.
service will be held graveside 11:30 am Saturday, April 5, in
the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family
and friends are cordially welcomed.
In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in her name may be made to the
480 Pleasant Street,