Robert J. Pierson

RANDOLPH – Robert J. Pierson, 96, of Randolph, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 with his loved ones by his side.

He was born in Quincy, Mass. on June 22, 1926, the son of Michael and Ida (Miller) Pierson. Robert attended schools in Maine at Chelsea #6, a one room schoolhouse through 6th grade, and St. Mary’s School in Augusta for 7th and 8th grade. After finishing 8th grade Roberts left school to go to work, and in 1944 he was drafted into the Army. He served in the European Theater of Operations until 1946 when he was wounded and eventually discharged. After his discharge, he worked various jobs until 1950, when he went to Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (SMVTI) and became a machinist. After graduating from SMVTI he worked for Hyde Windlass Company until 1960, when he went to work for the State of Maine, where he worked until he retired in 1991.

In 1950 He married Katherine (Ayers) and soon after daughter Judy was born. After he and Katherine divorced, he married Marjorie (Wade) and they remained married until she died in 1999. After they retired, he and Marjorie renovated “Camp” and he lived there until he moved to Randolph with his companion Pauline Lewis.

Roberts favorite past time was golfing and played as often as he could until age 85, when it got too hard for him to walk the course. It became a family tradition on his birthday and Christmas to give him a golf themed card and or gift.

He was predeceased by his parents; first wife, Katherine; second wife, Marjorie, and companion Pauline.

Robert leaves behind his daughter, Judy (Pierson) Leavitt and companion Tom Johnson; four stepchildren, Elton Wade, Melvin Wade and wife Joan, Linda Peters and husband Wayne, and Melissa Morrill and husband Tom; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; special friends, Peter and Elaine Lorbeski, who treated him as a part of their family and took great care of him.

“Grumpa” as some of his grandchildren called him, we love you and you’ll be missed!

The family would like to give special thanks to his daughter-in-law Kim Foster for coming to Maine to take care of him so he could be in the comfort of his own home during his final days, and thanks to the wonderful care given to Robert by the staff at VA Togus and Beacon Hospice. Special thanks to Danni and Grace from Beacon Hospice for their exceptional care.

Roberts Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner. A Military graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10:00 a.m., at the “OLD” Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Blue Star, Avenue, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations in Robert’s memory be made to:

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 6704

Hagerstown, MD 21741 or:

the Disabled American Veterans’ at

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