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Leon R. Pierce

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Leon R. Pierce Obituary
Leon R. Pierce, 91, of West Hartford, CT died on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Born September 21, 1927 in Boston, MA, he is predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years Helen (Malone) and his siblings Paul, Ray and Robert Pierce and Phyllis Saunders. He is survived by six children: Thomas (Dawn) of Marblehead, MA, Susan of Durham, NC, Molly Healey (Thomas) of Mineola, NY, Dana (Mary) of Trumbull, CT, Leon III (Lauren) of Hopewell Junction, NY and Sean of New York, NY; seven grandchildren: Taylor Pierce, Brendan Healey, Liam Pierce, Matthew Healey, Jack Pierce, Bridget Healey and Maggie Pierce and many nieces and nephews. Leon enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served his country during World War II. He returned to school following his military service to obtain a high school degree and subsequently received an undergraduate degree from Boston University, a master's degree in education from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Connecticut. His distinguished career in education included positions as a teacher, principal and Director of Curriculum in West Hartford, CT, Assistant Superintendent in Greenwich, CT and Superintendent of Schools in Middlebury-Southbury, CT, Concord, MA and New Hyde Park, NY (Herricks UFSD). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 19 at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield, CT. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral mass at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Burial will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dr. Leon Pierce online to the UConn Educational Leadership Department @ https://bit.ly/2QR7WCJ. Carmon Funeral Home, www.carmonfuneralhome.com is handling all arrangements.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 15, 2018
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