John H. Pearce
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Formerly of Norwalk
John H. Pearce, age 92, of Ansonia, beloved husband of the late Edna Reed Pearce, died peacefully on August 14, 2014 in Griffin Hospital. Born in Louisburg, NC on May 5, 1922, he was the son of the late Bailey and Roxy Wilkes Pearce.
Mr. Pearce was a long time resident of Norwalk and Florida before moving to Ansonia. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pearce was employed by the State of CT, working within the Fairfield Hills Hospital of Newtown for over 30 years. He was a devout Christian, a self-taught guitarist and enthusiast of blue grass music, and dedicated family man.
He is survived by his devoted daughter with whom he resided, Linda Florenza and her husband, Bishop Rocco Florenza of Ansonia, Jean Bardos of Middletown, Brenda Pearce of FL; stepson, James Reed of Naugatuck and step-daughter, Susan O'Neill of NC; a sister, Eunice Horton of NC; a cousin with whom he was raised, Shirley Evans of NC; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Neva Martin.
A Memorial Requiem Service will be held in the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, 6 Church Street, Ansonia, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Interment will be in the Ransdell Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, NC.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, 6 Church Street, Ansonia, CT 06401.
The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, is in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.
Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, LLC
167 Wakelee Avenue Ansonia, CT 06401
Published in The Hour on Aug. 24, 2014