Claude Andre Pierre

November 29, 1944October 31, 2019
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Claude Andre (Harry) Pierre, 74, of Wesley Chapel, Florida passed away after a lengthy illness on Thursday, October 31, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Yvette and Raoul Pierre.

Claude (Harry) served in the United States Marines for several years, he was a die hard marine, he would say the Marine was the best (the bulldog). From there he joined New York City Transit Police in 1969 and worked there many years and then transferred to communication and from there he went to Manhattan North Detective Operation, from there he retired to Florida.

Claude (Harry) leaves behind his loving wife, DeLois Pierre; one son, Claude Pierre (Kathy); one grand-daughter, Clorina Hope; one adopted daughter, Sherry Pierre of New York; one step-daughter, Sheila Patrick (Anthony) of Pennsylvania; two step-grandchildren, Tamnisha Szakos (Stephen) of Pennsylvania; and Lemritius Ebron of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Yolaine Goodridge (James) of Florida and Nancy Jenkins (Steven) of New York; two brothers, Roland Pierre of New York and Raoul Pierre Jr. of New York; two aunts, Fernanda Lashley of New York and Carm Brissard of Chicago; two sister-in-laws, Dr. Phyllis Williams of New York and Sylvia Williams of New York; plus a host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511.


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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019


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Charlotte Vincent

August 31, 2020

Hello DeLois, I was married to Curtis Vincent. We met at the Retired Transit Police Reunions. Harry called Curtis on several occasions. Sometimes Curtis would speak to him but sometimes Curtis didn’t feel like talking. You see, Curtis was ill with Parkinson’s Disease. And that’s why I was trying to contact Harry. Curtis passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 due to complications of Parkinson’s. Contact me at (678) 446-8852 or 678-9263390.
Charlotte Jean Vincent, Condolences to you.

James Kirk

January 9, 2020

You were a real good Guy Harry we had many laughs with you
working in the OU. You was very proud on your 44 Cal. Dirty Harry weapon.
God rest you Soul brother.
Jim Kirk

Regenia Trevathan (Capers)

November 9, 2019

I attend my heartfelt condolences to The Pierre Family. I met Pierre in 1977 while I was working Harlem hospital and he was a NYC Transit Police Officer ( affectionately nick named Dirty Harry)he saw my name Capers and he stated he knew a Capers which I implied yes, and that started a friendship over the years. We would learn not only he knew Capers, but his Beloved brother Parris was my Mother's unofficial adopted son. We would also learn we had another mutual friend my son late father William (Bill) King which he and Pierre was friends and both started with Transit PD in 1969. My dear friend may you Rest in Eternal Peace for Precious Memories last for a Eternity and you will never be Forgotten. Again my heartfelt condolences to The Pierre Family for your Beloved Claude Andre Pierre will forever live within your heart forever. In Sympathy Regenia Trevathan (Capers)

Bill McKechnie

November 8, 2019

I was proud to have served with Claude aka Harry as members of Dist 3 NYC Transit Police. Harry was a good cop and a better man. i can say with all honesty I never heard him utter a bad word about anyone. I don't recall every seeing him without that infectious smile of his on his face, it literally lit up the room. Guys like him are rare and we have lost a good man. I was so very pleased to see him this past June at our Florida Reunion although sick and frail he was still smiling. Rest in peace my old friend and colleague. You have earned your rest. may God bless you and accept you into his loving arms.
Bill McKechnie , former President New York City Transit Police PBA

Victor Annaloro

November 7, 2019

Really sorry to hear this, I knew Harry for 16yrs on the job and made a few arrests with him at 42nd St and 8th Ave. A devoted Police Officer and a credit to the Department. PS He could roller skake his bunns off!!! RIP Harry you were a good man to have on ones side.

Charles Casey

November 6, 2019

I worked with Harry in District 3. He was an officer that really loved his job. In Addition, he was a very good friend to me.My condolences to his family. my he Rest In Peace

gerard dowling

November 6, 2019

I knew "Harry" from District 3, he had a great personality, loved the job. When he was assigned to Communications, his direction was clear and precise.
Rest in peace my friend.
Jerry Dowling

William Joseph

November 6, 2019

I knew him as Pierre, AKA "Dirty Harry". I met him on "the job", NYC Transit Police. We would good naturedly tease each other about our names. I would call him "John Claude Pierre" and he would transpose my name and call me Joseph Williams. Once I found out that he had been in the Marines as I had I appreciated him more. I knew him to be a funny guy most of the time. He appeared to get along with everybody. I believe he was well respected on the job for being what is commonly known as a "good cop" . He kidded around a lot but took being a cop seriously. In particularly, he did not take any crap from the bad guys. A true Transit Police legend has gone home. RIP man. My condolences go out to his family.

Tony Ramirez

November 6, 2019

A true Transit Legend! I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Harry. He was a true professional and a gentleman. Rest peacefully in the Arms of the Lord my Transit Brother in Blue!

Denis McCann

November 6, 2019

Having had the honor and privilege to work with Claude Andre, all I can say is that he was a great human being and I am glad I could call him my friend. Rest In Peace, hooo-rah