1921 – 2003

LEWISTON – Claire A. Pierce, 82, formerly of Mechanic Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 18, at Central Maine Medical Center. She had been a resident of Clover Living Center.

She was born in Auburn, June 9, 1921, the daughter of Willis and Edith Norton Annis. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1939, and attended Auburn Maine School of Commerce.

She was a clerical worker at the Durgin Agency in Lewiston for nine years and later at Pearly’s Garage then at Warren’s Repair Shop both in Mechanic Falls.

She was married July 4, 1941, to Pearl E. Duchette, her first husband, who died March 5, 1957. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Auburn and enjoyed birds, knitting, hunting, fishing, cooking and the ocean.

She is survived by a son, Bruce M. Pierce and wife Arlene of Auburn; a stepdaughter, Anita Hakala and husband Wayne of Greenwood; a stepson, Royden Pierce of Mechanic Falls; a great-granddaughter, Laura Duchette of New York; two stepgrandchildren, Keith Pierce of Minot and Heidi Masselli and husband Dave of Auburn; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter who died at birth; a son, Paul E. Duchette Sr.; and a grandson, Paul E. Duchette Jr.

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