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Joan K. (Rousseau) Pierce

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Joan K. (Rousseau) Pierce Obituary
Joan K. (Rousseau) Pierce RN
Of Tyngsboro, Formerly of Chelmsford

TYNGSBORO -- Joan K. (Rousseau) Pierce RN, 75, of Tyngsboro died Sat. June 1, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA after a brief illness.

She was the wife of John "Jack" Pierce with whom she celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 23.

Joan was born in Lowell, MA on January 11, 1938, a daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Rousseau. She was raised in Lowell and graduated St. Patrick High School with the Class of 1955. She graduated from Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing with the class of 1958 as a Registered Nurse.

Joan worked as a Public School Nurse for the Town of Chelmsford for over 20 years before retiring in 2002. She worked at the Byam, Westland and Parker Schools. She previously worked as a private duty nurse and a pediatric nurse at Lowell General Hospital. She also volunteered at the House of Hope.

She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening.

Joan was an active member of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsboro.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and their wives, John and Kathleen Pierce of Tyngsboro, MA, Thomas and Karen Pierce of Chelmsford, MA and Corey and Tara Pierce of Chelmsford, MA; two daughters and their husbands, Kari Pierce-Clarke and Gregory Clarke of Tyngsboro, MA, Patti and John Dalimonte of Andover, MA; two sisters and their husbands, Ann-Marie and Edward Wilk of Seabrook, NH and Brenda and Daniel O'Brien of Tyngsboro, MA; eleven grandchildren, Sean, Meghan, Matthew, Rebecca, Thomas, Nicole, Sarah, Jacob, Marin, Sean, Mark and one great-grandchild Makayla; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Caroline Rousseau.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors on Ellison 21 at Mass. General Hospital for the amazing care Joan received.

PIERCE -- Joan K. Pierce RN, 75, of Tyngsboro, formerly of Chelmsford, MA died June 1, 2013. Visiting hours Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Fri. at 9:30 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 95 Lakeview Ave., Tyngsboro, MA. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made In Memory of Joan Pierce to Mass. General Hospital, C/O Krista McCabe, 165 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun from June 5 to June 6, 2013
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