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Harold E. "Dubber" Pierce

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POWNAL -- Harold E. “Dubber” Pierce, 85, a resident of Puddingstone Road, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the Vermont Veterans Home following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington Oct. 23, 1918, he was the son of the late Joel W. Pierce Sr. and Blanche (Woodard) Pierce. He received his education in the Bennington schools.

A World War II Army veteran, he served from February 1943 to November 1945.

Mr. Pierce married the former Frances Surdam in Bennington. Mrs. Pierce died March 30, 1958.

In his early years, Mr. Pierce was a well known mechanic in the Bennington area. He later was employed for many years at the former Bennington Brush Company until the time of his retirement.

An avid fan of local car racing for many years, Harold was part of the racing teams for drivers Claude Hoard, Hector Stratton, Ron Dwyer and, most recently, for his grandson, Chad Pierce. His home and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were his main interest.

Mr. Pierce was a member of both VFW Post 1332 and American Legion Post 13 in Bennington.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Pierce of Bennington; a son and daughter-in-law, Edmund “Peanut” Pierce and his wife June of Pownal; four grandchildren, Roni Harrington, Gerry Pierce, Chad Pierce and Tracy Niles; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joel W. Pierce Jr. of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Mr. Pierce was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters, John Pierce, Joel Pierce, Joel “Mike” Pierce, William Pierce, Carl Pierce, Ormal Pierce, Alfred Pierce, Lillian Colo, Janet Tannembaum and Harriet Hart.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Morneault, chaplain of Bennington Home Health and Hospice, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private committal services will take place at the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Harold E. Pierce’s memory may be made to Bennington Area Home Health and Hospice through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 22, 2004
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