9/6/2013 – Donald R. Pierce, St. Lawrence Corners

Mr. Donald R. Pierce, age 77, died Thursday at the Samaritan Keep Home where he was a resident.

The funeral will be 11am on Monday, Sept. 9, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Corners cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5pm at the funeral home.

Don was born February 20, 1936, in Theresa, the son of Clarence and Flora Webb Pierce. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1955.

On August 30, 1959, he married the former Janet Tallman in Sackets Harbor.

Don worked for a time at the Grand Union Supermarkets in Mexico, Watertown, Clayton and Pulaski. He retired in February of 1998 at Buker’s Big M in Clayton, where he was grocery manager.

He served in the United States Naval Reserves for 12 years.

Don was a former member of the Mexico Lions Club, where he was also King Lion. He was a former member of the Mexico Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #136.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, cooking, bowling and coaching little league baseball.

Surviving besides his wife Janet are one son, Robert of Clayton; two daughters and their husbands, Paul and Amy Garceau of LaFargeville, and Tim and Karen Doney of Clayton; three grandchildren, Erin Doney, Ian Doney and Christopher Garceau; one great grandson Brendan; three brothers, William (Ruby) Brady of Cazenovia, Wendell (Eileen) Pierce of Watertown, and Larry Pierce of Brownville; nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Gerald and Clarence Jr. both of Watertown, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Samaritan Keep Home Patient Care Fund.


  1. Carol Bolio Posted

    To Donald’s family I sincerely thank you for sharing him with me at SKH. I enjoyed the time trying to get his goat as he successfully got mine! May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord! Amen! Aunt Mabel (Muriel Reome) also sends her condolences.

  2. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Dear Amy and Family, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Hard to lose a loved one…
    Deepest Sympathy, Jayme and Bruce

  3. Amy,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.

    Ed Morley

  4. Andrew R. Neff Posted

    Amy Jo:

    My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.


  5. Linda VanAuken Posted

    Janet My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Don was a great friend to our family.

  6. Janet Ferguson Posted

    I have many good memories of working with Don at the Clayton Grand Union. I can still hear him saying “Good morning!” no matter what time of day it was. My condolences to his family.

  7. Francis and Jane Winters Posted

    To the Pierce Family: So sorry to hear about Don’s passing. He would always ask me “How they Biting” Rest in peace Don.. they may go, but are never forgotten.

  8. Barbara Delaney Beach Posted

    To The Pierce Family I am so sorry for your loss Don was a great guy I will remember all the good times we had with him. My dad sends his regards him and don were good friends. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Don RIP you will be missed but never forgotten.

  9. Peter Goodman Posted

    So sorry to hear of this ! He was a great guy to work with at The Big M. I will always remember him in my prayers.

  10. Lesa Winter Posted

    So sorry Karen and family I will never forget your dad while growing up. He always had a big smile and a friendly hello.

  11. Chick & Barry Posted

    Sorry for your loss Karen and family

  12. Jeanne Bockus Hubbard Posted

    Dear Janet and family,
    Condolences to you Janet, and to your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  13. Jacinta and Jerry Wood Posted

    Amy and Paul,
    Just heard about your dad. Very sorry to hear. Now he will rest
    in heaven. Hope you are doing OK.
    Jerry and Jacinta

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