Catherine A. Pierson, 81, of Ouleout Rd., North Brookfield, NY, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Waterville Residential Center.
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She was born April 14, 1937 in Utica, NY, a daughter of Richard E. and Ella Henry Brown. She received her early education in North Brookfield schools, then moving to California at age 16 she graduated from Pomona High School, Pomona, CA. She returned to New York to marry Luellyn “Lou” Pierson in North Brookfield on April 21, 1956. Theirs was a loving union of over 55 years when he predeceased her on July 13, 2011. Catherine was a farmer’s wife who devoted herself to raising and caring for her family. Her beloved grandchildren were the light of her life. In her younger years, she enjoyed horseback riding. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brookfield.
Surviving are her step-father, Jim Coyle of Clinton; son, Keith Pierson of North Brookfield; daughter, Sheila Pasiak of Hubbardsville; sisters, Eileen Conley of SC; Lorraine Wynne of NY; Peggy Jane Brown of SC; Patty Kellish of NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Eve Brown of Rochester; Kevin and Sue Brown of Albion; sister-in-law, Diane Brown of CA; grandchildren, Shana and Scott Fortnam of Hubbardsville; Miranda and Josh McGrath of IA; Jessica and Chad Welch of Deansboro; Amber Pasiak of Brooklyn; Bradley and Cheryl Burnett of Whitesboro; and Jordyn Pasiak of OR; great-grandchildren, Chayce Fortnam; Alex, Lailyn and Tabitha McGrath, Brynn and Noah Welch, Alina and Harper Burnett; and many close and special friends. She was predeceased by two daughters, Sherri Chapman and Shelley Burnett, a great-grandson, Owen R. Fortnam; a sister, Debbie; brother, Fenton “Buddy” Brown; and step-mother, Peggy Coyle
Memorial Services will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Brookfield.
Interment will be in the North Brookfield Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, Brookfield, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.