Flora J. (Smith) Pierce

Born: Tue., Apr. 14, 1936
Died: Mon., Jul. 31, 2017


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church of Leominster


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LEOMINSTER---Flora J. (Smith) Pierce, 81 years old of Leominster, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 31, 2017 after a brief illness at UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus in Worcester. She is survived by her son Barry A. Pierce and his wife Nan of Gardner, 3 daughters Lori A. Bunting and her husband Daniel of Fitchburg, Kathy J. McNamara and her husband Mark of Leominster and Karyn J. Koehring and her husband J. Fritz of Richmond, VA, a sister Barbara Condict of Vermont, a brother Erwin Smith, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Montana, 12 grandchildren Kelly Young (John King), Jeremy Young, Aaliyha Baldwin-Pierce, Katie Bunting, James (Krysten) Bunting, Isaac Bunting, Olivia (Kurtis) Plourde, Zoltan Bunting, Kyle (Danielle) McNamara, Jillian McNamara, Caleb Koehring and Jacob Koehring, 7 great grandchildren- Caitlin, Chelsea, Emma, Sophia, Noah, Riley and Freyja, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard H. Pierce in 2016, her brother George Smith, 2 infant daughters, Linda L, Cynthia J. and an infant great-grandson Aidan.

Flora was born April 14, 1936 in Leominster, daughter of Erwin W. and Sadie (Goodwin) Smith, Sr. and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1954 and had worked as a home health provider for over 30 years. Flora was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Leominster, where she had taught Sunday School, Chaired Church Fairs and attended Bible Studies. She also was one of the founders of the church’s Food & Clothes Closet. The greatest joys and pleasures of her life were to spend time with her family and friends, studying the Bible, ministering to others with words of encouragement, reading, and playing board and card games.

A memorial service for Flora will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church of Leominster, 23 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Operation Christmas Child, c/o Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 23 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453.

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Ticia Allain-Martin
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
We are so deeply saddened for Flora to leave us. She was my Mom's first roommate in May, 2017, and always held a special pace in our hearts. We would often stop to share each other's progress in their rehabilitation, and enjoyed the solitude and sunshine in the garden together. Flora left a lasting impression in our hearts, and will be greatly missed.

Sincerely,
The family of Anne T. Allain

Jeff Murawski
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
I am deeply saddened by the loss that Flora Pierce's family have encountered.

My condolences.

Jeff Murawski
Fitchburg DPW - Wastewater Division

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