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Debbie G. Pierce, 56, Warren, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Monday, December 17, 2012. Born in Montpelier on June 13, 1956, she was the daughter of Betsy (Humphrey) Dolloff and the late Wayne Dolloff. On July 2, 1977, Debbie married Larry H. Pierce in Waterbury.
Debbie attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury and then as a young woman went to work at the Sugarbush ski area, first as a secretary and then in food service. Following, Debbie became a state-licensed daycare provider which she operated from her home for several years. She later worked at Mehuron’s Supermarket in Waitsfield, both as a cashier and in the State Liquor Store, before venturing out on her own as a private residential housekeeper in the Mad River Valley. Most recently Debbie worked in the deli department at Shaw’s Supermarket in Waitsfield.
In her leisure time, she and Larry enjoyed stockcar racing at Thunder Road and camping on Silver Lake in Barnard and Little River State Park in Waterbury. Her family lovingly remembers Debbie for natural abilities as a chef, the joy she felt being around her large and loving family and especially being nana to her five wonderful grandchildren.
Debbie is survived by her mother, Betsy Dolloff of Waterbury; her husband of 35 years, Larry H. Pierce of Warren; their children, Eydye Pierce of Waitsfield and Nate Pierce and his wife Linda of Waitsfield; her grandchildren, Harley, Bailey, Devan, Nathan and Anthony Pierce; four sisters, Shelley Ploof and her husband Larry of Barre, Diane Farnham and her husband Paul of Knoxville, TN, Penny Persico and her husband, Frank of Bristol, NH, and Linda Stirewalt and her husband Mark of Waterbury Center; her beloved feline companion, “Evelyn”; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. A sister, Lisa Foss, predeceased Debbie.
Memorial services will be held from the Warren United Church on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Warren Town Hall. Spring inurnment will take place in the Warren Village Cemetery. The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), or to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601 (www.cvhumane.com). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.