Maurice “Maury” Pierce, a dedicated military veteran, lifelong Freemason, and loving family man, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in Bellingham, WA. Born on November 15th, 1929, to George and Mildred Pierce in Littleton, New Hampshire, Maurice leaves behind a legacy of service, kindness, and devotion to his family.
Maurice’s journey was one of commitment and honor. After graduating from Franklin High School in 1947, he embarked on a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for 22 years. Rising through the ranks, he achieved the esteemed position of Chief Master Sergeant, a testament to his dedication and leadership.
A third-generation Freemason, Maurice’s commitment to the principles of the fraternity spanned over 50 years. His involvement extended to the Shriners and the Square and Compass Club, where he found camaraderie and purpose among like-minded individuals.
Beyond his military and fraternal affiliations, Maurice was known for his generosity and love of learning. His passion for military history fueled his desire to understand the past and honor those who served. He found joy in constructing model aircraft and tending to his cherished garden, finding solace and fulfillment in these pursuits.
Maurice’s greatest pride and joy, however, were his family. He is survived by his daughters Laurie (Kelly) Martin and Diane Caudill, Son-in-Law Mike Leister, as well as his 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews. He shared a lifetime of love and memories with his late wife, Mary Ann Pierce, and cherished the time spent with his family.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ann Pierce, his daughter Vicki Pierce, his mother Mildred J. Pierce, his father George W. Pierce, and his brothers Bernard and Gordon Pierce, Maurice leaves behind a void in the hearts of all who knew him.
In honoring Maurice “Maury” Pierce, we remember a man of integrity, resilience, and unwavering devotion to his country, his community, and his loved ones. His spirit lives on in the cherished memories of the loved ones he leaves behind.
A graveside service will be held at Bayview Cemetery on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at 2:00PM