Little Genesee – Mary I. Pierce "Loving Mother & Grandmother"
Mary I. Pierce, of 8887 Route 417, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Strong Memorial Hospital following an apparent stroke.
Mary was born on January 17, 1944 in Shinglehouse, PA and was a daughter of Richard and Grace Brown Gross. On June 10, 1962, at the First Baptist Church of Olean, she married her husband of 57 years, Gerald C. Pierce, who predeceased her on May 7, 2020.
Mary worked for Lorretto Foods, Olean General Hospital in housekeeping, American Tile, Holiday Inn as a cook, Castle Inn as a breakfast cook, and then for Cooper Power Systems for about 10 years, retiring in the early 1990's. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Mary was known for being very independent.
Mary is survived by; 4 children, Lynette D. (Wade) Pope of Portville, Keith M. (Amber) Pierce of Little Genesee, Jerry R. (Cindy) Pierce of North, and Shane W. (William West) Pierce of Florida; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and a sister Ruth Marchioni of Limestone.
Along with her loving husband, Mary was predeceased by; her parents; 2 grandsons, Aaron Pierce and Brandon Pierce; 2 brothers, Dick and Larry Gross; and a sister Helen Marcellon.
At Mary's request, there will be no Public Visitation or Services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com