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Lawrence "Larry" Leroy Pierce

Lawrence "Larry" Leroy Pierce
  • April 13, 1937 - November 18, 2017
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“I am so sorry for your loss John and Janice. My heart breaks for your family. Larry is good people. I wanted to come pay my respects in person this...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jill Nadeau - Wakefield, MA

“May memories and special thoughts ease the loss. Mick will find Larry. God bless. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jan Mclaughlin - Gloversville, NY

“Our hearts are broken. We will miss you Larry! We were so blessed to spend time together with you and Janice on your recent visit.Our deepest felt...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Holly Cuff - Summerville, SC

“Janice and family, so heartfully sorry to learn of Larry's passing. With deepest Sympathy and Love, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lois Wilson ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lois Wilson - Reading, MA

“Sorry for your loss, Larry will be missed,He was such a great man. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Katleen Bergstrom - Stoneham, MA

“Our thoughts are with you and your family Linda. Barbara & Barry Gilfeather ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Gilfeather

“Dear Linda and Family-Those many friends and colleagues that you work with at South Shore Healthsystem extend our deepest sympathies fto you and your...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Quigley - Natick, MA - Friend

“Janice, Julie, Jennie and your entire family, we are so sorry for the loss of Larry. I remember his dry sense of humor, kind heart and his warm...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Morris - Derry, NH - Family

“Linda and Family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. Darlene Mysiuk ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Darlene Mysiuk - Norwell, MA

“Linda & Family,I am deeply sorry for your loss. Joanne King ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne King - Hanover, MA

“I'm terribly sorry for your loss! Lefty was my Godfather and I recall fond memories of him as a child. On behalf of my mother and siblings we send...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Galvin - Parker, CO

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Lawrence Leroy Pierce "Larry" of Wakefield MA, age 80 passed away peacefully on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Brigham and Women's Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Larry was born on April 13, 1937 in Rockland, Maine. The son of the late Leroy Vernon Pierce and Albra Frances Stone Pierce.

Larry was the beloved husband of Janice Lever (Preshong) Pierce for 35 years. He was the loving father of Michael Pierce and his wife Karen of Wakefield, Linda McCarthy and her husband John of Norwood, David Pierce and his wife Mary of Salem, Robert Pierce and his wife Mary of Saugus, Julie Dortona and her partner Robert Dubois of Salem, NH, Jeanine Ward and her partner Ronald Small of Malden, John Lever and his partner Frank Longo of Wakefield and Woburn.

He was also the adored Grandfather of 15, Great Grandfather of 10 and known for his generosity, compassion, love and open door for extended family and friends.

During his life, Larry was a talented carpenter, carefully trained as a young man by his father who was an experienced builder. He was the "go to" guy for any home remodel in his own homes in Melrose and Wakefield and wherever the call came from, Larry/Dad/Papa was always happy to help. He has left his mark on many a beautiful home. Larry was employed by Boston Edison for more than 35 years, retiring in 1998. He then went to work with a friend (Bill Asaro) doing what they both did best until finally retiring in 2010. He then spent his days and nights enjoying time with his wife Janice and family. He loved dining out at local restaurants, enjoying Lake Quannapowitt views, a little lottery play and a mischievous puff from the forbidden vapor cigarette when he thought no one saw.

There are no words to express how very missed Larry will be. A quiet man with a huge heart, a kind soul and a legacy of goodness and love.

Visitations for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale, Ave., Wakefield on Sunday from 11-1:30pm. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home will begin at 1:30pm.