James W. Pierce
A lifelong resident of Westport, he was son of the late Charles A. and Ann (Cummings) Pierce. He was a graduate of Westport High School Class of 1942 and was inducted into the W.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.
A veteran of WWII, he served his country in the United States Coast Guard.
After playing professional baseball, Mr. Pierce later became a self-employed fisherman. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Head of Westport Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed farming and fishing.
Including his wife, survivors include a grandson: George W. Pierce of Westport; 4 great-granddaughters: Kyra and her husband Sam, Haley, Ashley and Brooke; a great-great-grandson: Ari; and several nieces and nephews.
He was father of the late James W. "Sandy" Pierce, Jr. and brother of the late William C. Pierce.
Arrangements are under the direction of the POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 81 Reed Rd., Westport.