Paul Pierce

Obituary of Paul R. Pierce

Paul R. Pierce passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center after a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 12, 2006. He was 76 years old. Paul was born in Cambridge. He was the son of the late William J. and Margaret Pierce. He was raised and educated in Bedford and Arlington. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. Paul was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country in the United States Navy. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medaland the Navy Occupation Service Medal. Paul was employed as a Carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenters Union as well as the Iron Workers Union. He then worked with his brother for a number of years, before starting his own company, Paul R. Pierce Company. He specialized in commercial and residential door installations. He always enjoyed taking on new challenges and projects. In his retirement years, he was employed at the Home Depot in Waltham and Watertown where he could lend his expertise in the carpentry field to his customers. He was also employed at Summerfield Suites as a shuttle driver. Paul had a passion for boating. He was a member of the Palmers Cove Yacht Club in Salem. Over the years, he had owned numerous boats. He loved being on the water and enjoyed his boating friends. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed football and baseball. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus in Burlington. Paul also enjoyed gardening. Paul is the husband of 51 years of Jean (McCormick) Pierce. He is the loving father of Paul Pierce of Fishkill, NY, Glenn Pierce & his wife Kim of Abington, Scott Pierce & his wife Laurie of Aberdeen, WA and Derek Pierce & his wife Dawn of North Billerica. He is the brother of William J. Pierce, Jr. & his wife Helen of Concord. Paul is also survived by 7 grandchildren. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt., 128, Woburn side) on Monday, August 21 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Paul’s name may be made to Mayo Clinic Research Division for Myelofibrosis, 200 First St., S.W., Rochester, MN 55905. For directions & obituary see &
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