Raymond Alfred Pierce Sr.

M, #2816, b. Jan 19, 1922, d. Dec 19, 1965
Father*Rufus Harrison Pierce b. Dec 19, 1888, d. Aug 3, 1955
Mother*Lillian Ethelinda Thayer b. Feb 6, 1893, d. Oct 12, 1954

Chronological Events

Birth*Jan 19, 1922 Raymond Alfred Pierce Sr. was born on Jan 19, 1922 at Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
 He was the son of Rufus Harrison Pierce and Lillian Ethelinda Thayer
Marriage*Oct 9, 1948 Raymond Alfred Pierce Sr. married Jeannine Ida Houle on Oct 9, 1948 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death*Dec 19, 1965 Raymond Alfred Pierce Sr. died on Dec 19, 1965, at age 43 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.1 
ObituaryDec 20, 1965  OBITUARY: PALMER, MASS – Raymond A. Pierce, 43, of 9 Bond St., Bondsville, died in his home Sunday, December 19, 1965. He was born in Belchertown Jan. 19, 1922, son of the late Rufus H. and Lillian (Brown) Pierce. He was a World War 2 veteran.

A local resident for 19 years, for the past five years he had been employed as an extruder operator at Pierson Industries. He was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church.

He leaves his wife, Jeannine I. (Houle) Pierce; two sons, David J. and Raymond A; five daughters, Barbara J., Deborah M., Donna M., Joanne L. and Charlene, all at home; three brothers, Gordon of Monson, Donald of Ware, James of Bondsville; five sisters, Mrs. Louise Capen and Mrs. Pearl Hubbard of Belchertown, Mrs. Rita Wegiel and Mrs. Ina Kopacz of Bondsville, and Mrs. Blanche King of Monson.

Funeral will be at Beers and Story Funeral Home Tuesday at 7:45 with a high mass of requiem at 8:45 in St. Bartholomew’s Church. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Thorndike. Calling hours are today 3 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Published in the Springfield (Mass.) Union - Monday, December 20, 1965.2
Burial*Dec 21, 1965 He was buried on Dec 21, 1965 at Saint Thomas Cemetery, Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 199018615.3 
Military* Listed as a United States Military Veteran who previouly served in wartime combat. 


Jeannine Ida Houle b. Oct 12, 1930, d. Jan 3, 1990


  1. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.