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Irene Pierce, 96, Of Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Irene Pierce of Ridgefield died Feb. 5 at Hancock Hall in Danbury. She was 96.

Pierce was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Canada to William "Bill" and Jessie Kay Ellis. Her family immigrated to the U.S. shortly after her birth, settling in Braintree, Mass. She attended Braintree schools and later moved to Suffield, Conn., and Baltimore. In 1970, she moved to Ridgefield.

A homemaker, she was married to Edson "Ed" Pierce, who predeceased her. She was an artist and a member of the Artists' Guild. She was also a member of WeCahr, Founders Hall, Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church and its Stephen’s Ministry and a member of the Women’s Circle.

Pierce is survived by a daughter, Carol Pierce-Crowley; four sons, Rodney, Byron, Noel and Peter Pierce; a sister, Mary Goodwin; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Ridgefield. Interment will take place prior to the Service at Ridgebury Cemetery in Ridgefield. There are no calling hours. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877, or Regional Hospice and Home Care, 405 Main St. or Hancock Hall Resident’s Recreational Fund, 31 Staples St., both in Danbury, CT 06810.

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