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Obituary of Janice Lee Pierce

Janice Lee Pierce Westport - Janice Lee Pierce, 70, of the Lakeshore Road, Westport, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital. She was born in Wadhams Heights, April 17, 1939 the daughter of John Edward and Nina Rachael (DeGroff) Mero. Janice graduated from Westport Central School in 1957. She attended cosmetology school in 1958 and became a licensed cosmetologist. She married Fred Brian Pierce in Westport, May 2, 1964. In 1969, Janice and Fred opened Pierce's Service Station in Lewis. Janice was a stay at home mom until 1980 when she began working at the garage. She continued working in the garage office until her recent hospitalization. She was a hard worker, independent, and had a strong, honest character. Janice enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crocheting. She also enjoyed reading and shopping with friends, but her true love was spending time with her family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Leta Pierce of Lewis; a very special grandson, Josh Pierce of Lewis; brother-in-law, Wilfred Deschamps of Loudonville; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carol Pierce of Lewis; special cousins, Larry and Jane DeGroff of Westport; and many nieces and nephews, including, Jim Deschamps of Cobleskill and Joel Deschamps of Wilmington, NC. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Fred B. Pierce, September 28, 2003; brother, John Mero Jr.; and sister, Joan (Mero) Deschamps. Calling hours will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 11 to 12pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 12pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Robert E. Svenson, pastor of the Peru Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Black River Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Westport Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
A Memorial Tree was planted for Janice
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home