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Norris Pierce

OBITUARY Norris R. "Lefty" Peirce of Mabank, TX, and Marlborough, NH, formerly of Quincy, MA, died Jan. 21, 2016, at age 80 from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Mr. Peirce was a project manager for more than 30 years with the Charles T. Main engineering firm in Boston, which later became part of the Parsons Corporation. There he oversaw numerous projects throughout the country involving the design, construction and installation of printing facilities for several major metro daily publications, including the Dallas Morning News and those of the Gannett Publishing Company. He was a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, where he was a member of the DKE fraternity, Governor Dummer Academy, and the Bancroft School. Following his retirement, Mr. Peirce summered in New Hampshire at his family's antique farmhouse, affectionately referred to as "Pers Inn." There he spent time enjoying the view of Mt. Monadnock, tending to a sizable vegetable garden originally planted by his parents, and for many years hosting an annual Fourth of July party complete with fireworks. He spent winters living lakeside in Texas, where he liked to boat, garden and golf. His sharp wit and love of a good pun were well known. Mr. Peirce is survived by his wife Linda (Jackson) and her daughters Brandi (Jackson) Santiago and husband Angel of Hyde Park, MA, and grandson Angel Santiago, and Candii Jackson of Dallas, TX, and grandchildren Rayshawn Yarde, Larry Bray, Blessen Joyner, and Serenity Mumphrey; mother-in-law Beatrice Booker of Dallas; two daughters from a previous marriage, Georgia Peirce and partner Vicary Graham of Boston, and Michelle Peirce and wife Caroline Kuhlman of Charlestown, and grandsons Henry and Robert Peirce; sister Priscilla (Peirce) deVeer of Kennett Square, PA; niece Sue (deVeer) Morrison and husband Paul of Fairfield, PA; and nephew James deVeer and wife Cathy of Hanover, MA. He was predeceased by his parents Alice Violet (Comley) and W. Theodore Peirce of Worcester, MA, and brother Walter T. Peirce, Jr., of Charlestown. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 105 Maple Ave., Keene, NH. A memorial service will be held in Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of sadness. My name is Gino Mastrobattista. I was very saddened by the news of Lefty's passing. I worked with Lefty for more than 25 years at Chas. T. Main, Engineers and later for the Parson Corp. We had adjacent offices in the Prudential building and travelled the country together on many projects Including the Dallas Morning News, Akron Beacon Journal, Chicage Tribune and many local news papers and printing facilities. Lefty was not an engineer but was a Printing Facilities Expert and he guided engineers to achieve many large and successful printing projects under his design and construction management. We also shared a few weekend gatherings. We went fishing in NH at the dam on his estate and push his old broken down truck stuck in the muddy road, and enjoyed a golfing cookout on Cape Cod. Lefty was a perfect gentleman and had many friends and was a very good friend of mine. I am proud to have known him and have shared some very special times with him. I will remember him in my prayers. May he rest in peace. Gino

Gino Mastrobattista Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

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