Betty J. Pierce, 92, formerly of Adams

ADAMS, NY — Betty June Pierce, 92, formerly of Adams, NY passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County on May 21, 2019, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.

Betty was born March 8, 1927, the daughter of Archie and Agnes Seaver Ruttan of Dexter.  She graduated from Dexter High School in 1944.

She married Frank “Matt” Pierce of Dolgeville on Jan. 11, 1947, in All Saints Church, Chaumont.

The couple lived in Dexter and Watertown before settling in Adams. Betty was a loving wife, mother and home maker. The couple raised four children. Matt passed away on June 10, 1997.

Betty is survived by her sons, James (Penny) Pierce of Adams and John “Jack” Pierce of Summit Village, Watertown; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Julie, Andrew and Benjamin; six great-grandchildren, Kristina, Connor, Samantha, Jessica, Rebecca and Kinsley; and two great great-grandchildren – Hayden and Ryan.

Besides her husband, a son Frank M. Pierce, Jr., a daughter, Sheila M. Pierce (Montando) Patterson, and a sister, Jeanne E. (Ruttan) Pitkin passed before her.

Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral.

A private ceremony for the family will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are with Piddock Funeral Home in Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

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