Carol Greene's Story
Carol Greene Pierce died on March 8, 2017, in Newburyport. Born on January 29, 1935 in Ware, Mass., she was formerly a resident of Haverhill, Georgetown and Bellingham, Mass.
Carol graduated from Millis High School in 1953, and Northeastern University in 1958 with dual degrees in English and Education. Carol was named “Woman of the Year” by Northeastern University in 1958. She later earned a graduate certificate as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired from Boston University, and Masters in Education from Lesley University.
She began her teaching career at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown and also served as a teacher of the visually impaired in the Georgetown, Amesbury, Triton, and Pentucket School Systems.
Carol had many interests including hiking, mountains, reading, braiding, cooking, gardening, animals, environmental issues, and local history. Her favorite trip was to Alaska. She loved the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
Carol was an active Girl Scout for many years, serving as a troop leader, camp director, and Board member of the Merrimack River and the Spar and Spindle Girl Scout Councils. Her camp name was “Raccoon." She also served on the board of the Children’s Aide and Family Society in Haverhill, and was active in churches in Bellingham, Georgetown, and Plaistow.
Carol was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Norman E. Pierce, in 2012. She is survived by her terrific family, Erica Pierce and her husband, Michael Nagle, Andrew Pierce and his wife, Dawn Ayotte Pierce, and Arthur Pierce and his wife, Robyn Jennings Pierce. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Joshua, Erin, Liana, Madison, Olivia, Kayleigh, Kara, Carly and Taylor. Her brother, Jon lives in Northfield, Maine.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 25, 2017, at The First Congregational Church, 7 Andover St., Georgetown. Additional parking is available behind Georgetown Town Hall.
In lieu of flowers, Carol wanted donations of canned goods for the food pantry.
Memorial donations can be made to Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Campership Fund at www.gsema.org/en/support-us/ways-to-give.html,
MSPCA at www.mspca.org/donate-now/
Haverhill Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill at haverhillbgc.org/make-a-donation/.
Published on  March 18, 2017