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Duncan W. Pierce

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CHARLESTOWN, N.H. -- Duncan W. Pierce, 57, of Michael Avenue in Charlestown, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. He was born in Burlington, Vt., on Oct. 26, 1947, the son of Arthur and Walthrude (Jordan) Pierce.

Mr. Pierce attended North Bennington Grammar School and North Bennington High School in North Bennington, Vt. He attended Castleton State College.

Mr. Pierce had a varied work history, holding various positions in the banking and legal fields for more than 20 years. In the last 15 years, Mr. Pierce practiced as a private investigator, holding licenses in the states of Virginia, Florida and New Hampshire. He worked on various cases along the eastern seacoast. He was a member of the Private Investigators Association of New Hampshire.

Mr. Pierce was a past member of the Claremont Lions and Elks Clubs. While in Bennington, Vt., he was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was a volunteer fireman. He also belonged to the North Bennington Baptist Church. He enjoyed fly-fishing; fly-tying, photography, cross-country skiing and he had a real flair for finish woodworking. One of his favorite things was to make a handmade wooden fly fishing rod for a friend or family member.

On Sept. 20, 1997, he married Jacqueline Ferguson in Barnstable, Mass. They shared 17 years together living in Claremont; Fredericksburg, Va; and Charlestown.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Darryl Pierce. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Jackie, include his son, Darian Pierce, Springfield, Miss.; his brother, Brian Pierce and his wife Beverly, of West Rutland, Vt.; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont, N.H. with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, officiating. Committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont followed by a reception at the Claremont Elks Lodge, 54 Summer St., Claremont. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101, Charlestown Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 369, Charlestown, NH 03603 or the Dialysis Unit at DHMC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. For more information or directions, please visit www.royfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 25, 2005
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