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1936 James 2023

James Pierce

March 23, 1936 — February 26, 2023

Passed peacefully on February 26, 2023 at age 86. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years Elizabeth "Betty", parents James & Carmella, brother Ronald and sister Joan (James) Krause. He is survived by his children Terry (Tim) Magee, Mary (Rodney Hoover) Pierce, Jim (Maura) Pierce, Eileen (David) Wurman, David (Anne) Pierce, Dan (Penny) Pierce; grandchildren Brian (Corey), Meaghan (Greg), Sean (Kelsey), Bridgette (Elliot), Katy (Steven), Kelly, Daniel, Tiffanie (Evan), Ryan (Lexie), Paige, Alex, Sydney; great-grandchildren Anna, Callan & Baby Baxter; numerous step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

Jim was a dedicated family man and loved being a grandfather ("Papa") and great grandfather. He graduated from Aquinas Institute (1954), worked for AT&T for 35+ years. Active in his community, Jim was a member of the St. John's the Evangelist Men's Club, Cardinal Mooney Men's Club and the AT&T Pioneer Club.

Friends may call Thursday, March 2nd, 4-6pm at Farrell-Ryan Funeral and Cremation Services, 777 Long Pond Road.

Funeral Mass Friday, March 3rd at 10:30am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 West Ridge Rd.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church or Aquinas Institute.

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services

777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

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Friday, March 3, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. John The Evangelist Church

2400 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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