Richard V. Pierce, affectionately known as Dick of Naugatuck (formerly of Enfield) passed away at the age of 81 at home with his wife and family members by his side on Thursday February 11, 2021.
He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Marjorie Andrew Pierce and her son Dwayne Nelson. He also leaves his children, Cheryl Pierce of Enfield, Richard V. Pierce Jr. of Enfield and Joseph Pierce of Hartford. Dick was born in Worcester, MA the son of the late Carl Pierce and Regina Pierce (Sheridan). He is survived by his sister Beverly McCaffrey of Northboro, MA and his brother Craig Pierce of Upton, MA and was predeceased by his sister Gail Phillips. He also leaves his grandchildren, Lauren Pierce of Pottstown, PA, Richard “Trey” Pierce III of Enfield and Patrick A. Pierce also of Enfield as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews in and around Massachusetts. Richard served in the US Air Force before starting a career he loved in the FAA. Those who knew him will remember his quick wit and sense of humor. There were many laughs and smiles as he brightened up any gathering that he attended. He had a love for cribbage and a passion for golf. He was a beloved character in and around Naugatuck which included volunteering every Thanksgiving and Christmas at St. Michael’s Church feeding meals to the towns people where everyone looked forward to seeing him. He also donated his time during every election as the moderator at his local polling place.
A favorite pastime was playing cards and cribbage at the Naugatuck Senior Center where he
had many close friends and was known to “steal” many a nickel from the other players. He
loved playing golf at Hop Brook Golf Course where everyone knew him, and he looked forward to and cherished playing in his annual family golf tournament “The Waggler”.
For those who knew him, his absence will be felt for years to come.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Naugatuck Senior Center, 300 Meadow St,
Naugatuck, CT 06770.
A memorial service will be held in the spring on a day when the sun is shining, the air is warm, and you can play golf.