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Peter R. Pierson

East Corinth, Vt. — Peter R. Pierson of Vt. Rte 25 passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home following a long illness. He was 75 years old.

Born on Sept. 24, 1938, in Haverhill, N.H., he was the son of John A. and Mable Luella (Sweet) Pierson.

Peter was a lifelong resident of East Corinth. He attended Corinth grammar school and was a graduate of Bradford Academy.

He served several years in the Vermont Army National Guard.

Over the years, he was employed at various jobs including school bus driver for East Corinth schools, he worked on various local farms, Tofani Motors & Pierson’s Garage. In later years, he was self employed as a small engine mechanic, owning and operating Pierson’s and Sons Small Engine Repair Shop in East Corinth.

Peter was an avid New England Sports Fan of the Boston Red Sox and Celtics. He also was a racecar driver at Bear Ridge for many years

Besides his parents he is predeceased by his brother, John Pierson and an infant brother, Melvin Pierson.

He is survived by four sons, Kurt Pierson and wife, Wendy of Barre, Vt., Troy Pierson and Chad Pierson both of Groton, Vt., and Ryan Pierson and wife, Liza of East Corinth; eight grandchildren, Cole & Jackson Pierson, Sierra Eastman, Courtney, Page & Cooper Pierson, and Gracie and Harper Pierson; a great-granddaughter, Brynn Carter; two brothers, Gene Pierson and his wife, Deanna of East Corinth and Bruce Pierson of Kansas; and a sister, Jonalee Dow and husband, Charles of Colorado; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family gathering will be held at the family home at a later date. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Homes & Cremation Care of Bradford & Thetford, Vt.

Online guestbook at www.halefuneralhomes.com.