Victor M. Pierce, 93, of Felton, DE and Mattapoisett, MA passed away peacefully on December 17, 2020 following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Rosamond J. (Cameron) Pierce, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Clifford E. and Mary E. (Pratt) Pierce. He spent his summers at Pease’s Point in Mattapoisett, MA where he met his future wife, Rosamond.
He was a member of the Massachusetts State Guard while attending Attleboro High School and, upon graduation in 1945, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, Victor graduated from Brown University ’51 and the University of Connecticut ’52. In 1964, his job took him to the new General Foods plant in Dover, DE. He later worked for many years as a civil servant at the Dover (DE) Air Force Base as an industrial engineer in the Management Engineering Team (MACMET) until his retirement.
In his earlier years, he was a deacon in the UCC-affiliated People’s Church in Dover, DE where he also enjoyed leading the men’s group. He was an active member of Toastmasters International and the Rotary Club. Victor had a true love of music, especially classical music, and enjoyed attending local concerts. Animals held a special place in his heart; he had many pets throughout the years and always kept his bird feeders well stocked. He always liked a challenge to make things work and spent countless hours in his workshop repairing clocks, electronics or working on new projects. He also loved to travel. After he retired, he enjoyed traveling to many places around the world with his wife as well as spending time with family.
In addition to his wife Roz, Victor leaves behind his children Andrea Pierce of Camden, DE, Pamela Pierce and her husband Thomas Jackivicz of Mattapoisett, MA, and Scott Pierce and his wife Nicole of Rehoboth Beach, DE; his grandchildren Kara, Aidan, Charlie, Cameron, and Katie Jackivicz of Mattapoisett, Sloan and Emmett Pierce of Rehoboth Beach; and his beloved dog Angus. He was predeceased by his brother Elliot Pierce of Kensington, MD and sister Clerna Hill of Aiken, SC.
A celebration of Victor’s life is planned for July 2021 in Mattapoisett, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Mattapoisett Land Trust, Dover Symphony Orchestra, or to your local animal rescue. For online guestbook please visit www.saundersdwyer.com