• Lynthia Tormey Pierce
    August 20,2014

    RANDOLPH — Lynthia Tormey Pierce, 93, of Randolph, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Menig Extended Care in Randolph, Vermont.

    She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Richmond, Rhode Island, the daughter of Alfred “Ted” and Mary (Curtis) Browning. Her father was a farm manager, her mother, a homemaker. Lynthia graduated from Westerly High School in Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1938. She received a four-year scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design, where she was an apparel design major; she graduated in 1942. After graduation she worked as a traveling inspector for Atlantic Rayon Corp. of Providence, Rhode Island, which had government contracts to produce parachutes for the war effort.

    On Aug. 7, 1944, Lynthia married George Tormey. They resided in Rhode Island, where they had three children, Mary, Alfred “Ted” and George. In 1952 the town of Charleston, Rhode Island, asked Lynthia to be an art teacher for the elementary school. She taught there until 1955, when the family moved to Vermont. Lynthia was a well-liked art teacher in Randolph area schools until her retirement.

    As a girl, Lynthia loved horses, and she often talked about her horse, Peaches. She began riding at age 5. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting and sketching. She had a great smile and sense of humor, as cartoons she drew could attest. Her activities included golf, skiing, swimming, reading, and playing cards and the piano.

    Lynthia’s husband, George, passed away in 1972, when he was just 51. On May 24, 1986, Lynthia married college professor Winston Pierce. They resided in Randolph and wintered in Brooksville, Florida. Winston died in 1997. Both Lynthia’s daughter, Mary, and her son George predeceased her. She was also predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Hearn. Lynthia leaves her son Ted and his wife, Sharon, of Walloon Lake, Michigan (and their daughter, Amy Tormey, of Juno, Florida), and stepsons Stephen Pierce and his wife, Patti, of Citrus Heights, California (and their daughters, Rebecca Luchini and Barbara Pierce, both of Mountain House, California), and Mark Pierce, of Winchendon, Massachusetts (and his daughter, Alegria Pierce, of Roslindale, Massachusetts). Lynthia is survived also by her sister Barbara B. Weibel, of Wakefield, Rhode Island.

    Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. There are no calling hours. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home.

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