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Longtime Shalimar, Florida resident, Marie Pierce, 89, born November 4, 1922, passed away September 14, 2012, at Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Sgt. Ralph G. Pierce, in 1997, and beloved grandson, Ryan, in 2001. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Denise Pierce, Indialantic, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Tony Calderone of Huntington Beach, CA, and three grandchildren, Justin, Philip, and Tanner. A brother, Arthur Allen, Stuttgart Arkansas, also survives.
A keen interest in sports was a hallmark to all who new her. Daily perusal of the broadcast schedule for the Braves, Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, and Duke basketball teams fulfilled many hours. Her favorite channel was ESPN, and she never met a basketball or football game she didn't like.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Arrangements by Emerald Coast Funeral Home, Ft. Walton Beach.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 18, 2012