Jeanette Pierce

March 9, 1927January 11, 2021

Jeanette Pierce, age 93, wife of the late Eugene Pierce, of East Hartford passed away peacefully on January 11th surrounded by her family. Jeanette was born March 9th, 1927 in St Agatha, Maine to the late Albenie and Annie Ouellette. She married Eugene Pierce and they made their home in East Hartford, Ct. Jeanette was a devoted wife and mother and they enjoyed spending many of their weekends in Vermont with family. Jeanette loved watching the Atlanta Braves, her favorite baseball team. She loved cooking Sunday dinners and spending lots of quality time with family. She had a great sense of humor, an unwavering smile. Jeanette was a truly caring and selfless individual, never wanting to inconvenience anyone. Whenever anyone visited her house she made certain they were properly fed. Her generosity did not stop at humans, she was very fond of her pets and ensured they were fed their fair share of table scraps every day! She is survived and will be dearly missed by her sister; Leona Chassie, brother; Albert Ouellette, daughter; Maria Dixon, grandchildren; Dennis McCauley, Joshua Reed, Marc Reed, Dylan Reed and Nikki Vowles, and her 5 great grandchildren. Jeanette was also predeceased by her husband; Eugene Pierce and sons; Dennis Reed and Raymond Reed. Jeanette's family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Vernon VNA Hospice staff for their wonderful care and to Virginia Gromelski for her many acts of kindness and support during her illness. Calling Hours will be held Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT. 06108. Burial will be private immediately following. To sign the online guestbook go to


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Cheryl (Dolinski) Vernale

January 21, 2021

My deepest sympathies for your loss of your Grams. Thinking of you all,
I loved her so much, the sweetest lady I have ever known. She will always be in my heart.
Rest in piece

Carlos Gomez

January 19, 2021

I'm so deeply sadned to learn of Mrs ( Reed ) Pierce passing she was such a warm , caring beautifull person and that not enough words can describe her love and kindness especially dating back from the Hockanum project years. God has another Angel in heaven.. Rest In Peace.

Tre' Johnson

January 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Jeanette's passing. What a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

Kathy Dodd

January 16, 2021

So sorry to hear about Aunt Jeanette. Her brother Louie was my dad. She was such a nice lady and loved her family so much ! She will be missed 😢 RIP Aunt Jeanette, Love you❤️