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Frances E. Pierce

October 17, 1938 — December 21, 2017

ASHBURNHAM - Frances E. (Hook) Pierce, 79, of 11 Packard Hill Road, died peacefully Thursday morning, December 21, 2017 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol.

She was born in Templeton, MA on October 17, 1938, daughter of the late Henry and Letina (Seeley) Hook and was a member of the last graduating class of the former Templeton High School.  She had lived in Ashburnham for many years.

Frances worked as a waitress many years ago.  She was a member of Ashburnham Community Church and its Women's Auxiliary and Holiday House.  For many years, she made the laurel wreaths, which hung on the front doors of the church.  A former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, she loved spending time with her family, making crafts and spending time at Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, Maine.

Her husband, Robert W. Pierce, died in 1981.  She leaves three children, Susan E. Miganowicz and her husband Jeffrey of Templeton, Ellen K. Bridge and her husband Michael of Ashburnham and John M. Pierce and his wife Christine of Ashburnham; seven grandchildren, Ashley Sperling and her husband Mason, Lindsey Draleau and her husband Timothy, Casey Bridge, Samantha Jane Pierce, Laura Miganowicz, Andrew John Pierce and Cody James Pierce; two great grandchildren, Charles Sperling and Oliver Sperling; a brother, Henry Sargent of Wells, Maine and several nieces and nephews.  A son, James R. Pierce, died in 2008.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anne Chalmers and Pearl Beaman and a brother, Harold Hook.

Calling hours will be held Saturday evening, December 23, 2017 from 4 to 6  P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.

Funeral services in the funeral home will follow at 6 P.M. with the Rev. William Ault officiating.

Burial will be in New Cemetery, Ashburnham in the spring

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