Obituary: Jean Pierce Raymond, 79

Jean (Waltermire) Pierce Raymond, 79, of Marlborough and formerly a long time Southborough resident, died on Friday, November 30, 2012. She was the wife of Richard Raymond and the late William Pierce who died in 1974 and the daughter of Eugene and Hilda (Whiteman) Waltermire.

Jean was a homemaker until her first husband passed away and she needed to support her family. Jean worked in the distribution department of the Worcester Telegram and delivered both the Telegram and Metrowest Daily News to over 200 homes daily. She was the friendly lady who was never too busy to chat with her customers or hand off an extra copy of the newspaper to a policeman on a detail.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, William Pierce and his wife Diane of Upton; David Pierce and his wife Ruth of Barre; James Pierce and his wife Patty of West Charlestown, VT; Steven Pierce of Spencer; Michael Pierce and his wife Audrey of West Ossippee, NH; Cathy Snyder and her husband Paul of Berlin, NH; Roberta Caira and her long time partner John Chambers of Milford; Richard Pierce and his wife Louisa of Lunenburg; Suzanne Peirce of Marlborough; Sally DeMarco and her husband James of Worcester; John Pierce and his wife Nilde of Southborough; Daniel Pierce of Whitinsville; Thomas Pierce of Framingham; 2 sisters, Nancy LaBossiere of Tennesee; Janet Young o f Arkansas; 24 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by three children, Robert, Leonard and George Pierce and two brothers Richard and Kenneth Waltermire.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. A funeral home service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11 AM at Morris Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. To leave words of condolence please visit

(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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Donna Daluise
11 years ago

Jeanne was a favorite in our neighborhood. She always had a bagful of lollipops for the kids when she delivered the paper. They would all run down the drive way when they saw her stop to leave the paper. She always chatted with them and had a neverending smile on her face.

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