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Thurla "Tilli" Mae Pierce

July 6, 1943 — March 20, 2023

Thurla “Tillie” (Moynan) Pierce, 79, originally from Essex, NY, passed away March 20, 2023 at Meadowbrook Healthcare with her loving family by her side. Thurla May Moynan was born on July 6, 1943 in Willsboro to Lester and Rachel (Shappy) Moynan. On October 8, 1960 she married Stanley G. Pierce. Together they had four children in the same home that her parents had raised her and her three siblings. Tillie worked many years alongside her husband at Stan’s Service in Essex. She also worked at Commonwealth Home Fashions until her retirement.
Tille was a very proud mother and grandmother to her four children and 10 grandsons. They were her greatest joy and she was their biggest cheerleader. She made sure to be at every home game, it didn’t matter the sport. She even made as many of the away games that she was able to get to. She also did not miss any of the theater productions her grandchildren were in. Besides high school sports, she also enjoyed going to local auto racing, playing bingo and tending to her massive garden. For many years, the family would gather at the homestead, enjoying a good game of volleyball and enjoying a good cookout, everyone brings a dish. Tillie also was the lady who would welcome the new neighbor to town with a fresh baked pie as it was the neighborly thing to do.
Tillie is predeceased by her parents Lester and Rachel (Shappy) Moynan, her husband, Stanley G. Pierce, and her sister, Etta (Toots) Currier. She is survived by her four children and spouses, Gerald (Jerry) and Robin Pierce, Kevin and Yvonne Pierce, Todd and Angela Pierce, and Shari and Matt Morris. She is also survived by her ten grandsons, Derrick(Jenn) Pierce, Lucas Pierce, Ryan (Alicia) Pierce, Todd (Mae) Pierce, Elliot (Briana) Pierce, Tyler (Sara) Pierce, Austin (Morgan) Morris, Cole (Sarah) Pierce, Chase (Amber) Pierce and Joel Morris . She is also survived by her nine great grandchildren , Kyla, Paxton, Logan, Chandler, Brooklyn, Zane, Reis , Lincoln, Norris, with four more coming in 2023. Also surviving Tillie are brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Chuck) and Maureen Moynan, sister and brother in-law Martha and Raymond Anderson, sister in-law and brother in-law Stella and Stanley Brown and sister in-law and brother in-law Brenda and John Teichman. Tillie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4:00PM to 7:00PM Friday March 24, 2023 at Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown. A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday March 25, 2023 at New Burt Cemetery in Whallonsburg.
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Friday, March 24, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Heald Funeral Home, Inc. - Elizabethtown

48 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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