September 19, 2019

Marjorie B. ‘Rita’ Pierson

Died June 3, 2019

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Marjorie B. “Rita” Pierson, 91, of Standish, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at her home June 3, 2019.

She was born March 10, 1928, in Pinconning to the late Hiram and Jenny (Ellery) Pomerville. She married the love of her life, Leith Pierson, on Feb. 15, 1947. He predeceased her July 30, 2004. Rita was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the St. Anne Rosary Society. She and her husband owned and operated Pierson Sewer Cleaning and Worth Tavern for numerous years. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing euchre, quilting and cooking meals for her family.

She is survived by her three sons, Ronald (Cathy) Pierson, Jeffery Pierson and Max Pierson; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leith; four brothers; and nine sisters.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kevin Maksym and Deacon Gary Patelski presiding with inurnment in Pine River Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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