September 2, 1919 ~ May 20, 2009

Born in: Orono, Maine,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mildred Della Pierce, 89, of Asheville, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Mrs. Pierce was born in Orono, Maine, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Doris Wing Pratt. She was married to the late Francis L. Pierce and was preceded in death by five brothers, Lewis Pratt, Charles Pratt, Robert Pratt, Paul Pratt, and William Pratt and a sister, Louise Pratt Skidmore. She was Vice-president of Pierce Marine Service, Inc. in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and owned and operated Cozy Cove Cottages at Five Islands, ME. While in Asheville, she volunteered at Memorial Mission Hospital, was a member of Hawthorne Village Welcoming Committee, Etheredge Womens' Club and Oakley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pierce is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth J. Pierce McCray and Marjorie L. Langerman; three sons, Norman L. Pierce, Robert G. Pierce, and David O. Pierce; two sisters, Dorothy Pratt Tavernier and Barbara Pratt Pinkham; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, ME, with the Rev. Elizabeth Bachelder Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Norman L. Pierce, Robert G. Pierce, David O. Pierce, Michael McCray, Fred Langerman and David Hasenfus. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 31 College Place, Suite D320, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. My condolences to family. You are in my prayers as you go through this tough time. Mrs. Pierce will always remain in special place in my heart. She was an absolutely beautiful woman and could brighten up any person’s day just by walking in the room that she was in! Of all the memories I have with her over the short period of time that I knew her, the one thing I will always remember her saying is ‘I’m beautiful’ with a big smile. She knew she was a beautiful person too. It was an honor to know her and I am glad I had the privelege to know her. And thank you to her daughter and grand-daughter for sharing their time with her, with me! Love and Prayers to you both! ‘Trout’

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  2. June 1, 2009

    Hello to my childhood school mate Norman and the extended Pierce Family.

    Between the years of 1947 and 1959 Norman and I were school mates at Georgetown Central Grammar and Bath Morse High, Maine.

    As we matured in life into adults, our mothers Mildred and Bridie teamed up to keep us headed in a direction of responsible productive citizens, certainly not easy guiding a couple of eager young men.

    Your mom Mildred was much loved and a mom to us all. Looking back I have nothing but loving fond memories of her kindness and special teaching, especially when she allowed me, all alone, to operate a skiff with an out-board motor.

    I share your sadness of her absence but more over in your absolute joy and warm thoughts of her life with you.

    Respectively,
    Terry Davis
    Valley Center, CA
    tdavis2400@sbcglobal.net

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  3. I am sorry to hear about Aunt Millie, I have not seen her since my dad died (Paul Pratt) I know what it is like to loose a loved one. I lost my mother jan. 2009. Aunt Millie was a very good lady. I will always remember her down at the marina….Love

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