Obituary of Lauris Mary Pearce
Lauris Mary Pearce, nee Hull, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the age of 88 at The Villages, FL surrounded by her family. She changed planes with dignity and courage as a multiple cancer survivor.
Lauris is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, George Chapman Pearce; her children, Jacqueline Pearce Cestero (Albert), David Pearce (Paola), and Erin Pearce; and grandchildren, Shea Bailey (Matt), Jonathan Kenner, Sarah Mitchell (Adam), Dylan Pearce (William), Ian Kenner (Morgan), and Michael Kenner. She leaves behind her ten precious great grandchildren; and also her beloved dog, Clancy.
She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine and George Lee; brother, Dennis and Maryjo Hull; sister in- law, Audrey Garruto, Florence and Gary Cottrell; and a large extended loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Marion (Cleary) Hull; her sister, Elizabeth and Vincent Houck; and brother, Raymond Hull. Also beloved in-laws, Sally and George Pearce and Clifford Pearce.
She attended grammar school in Butler and Holy Rosary Academy in Union City. She met the love of her life, Chappie on Arnold Avenue at The Sweet Shoppe at the corner of Bay and Arnold Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach. They married in June, 1954 and resided in Camp LeJeune, NC while Chap was in the United States Navy. When Chappie’s enlistment ended, they moved back home to Point Pleasant and resided with Chappie’s mom and dad until they purchased their first home in the Midstreams neighborhood of Brick, where they raised their family. In 1968 an opportunity presented itself when a home became available right next door to Chappie’s parents. Lauris loved living in Point Pleasant and enjoyed her gardens and being surrounded by her family.
Lauris became an LPN in 1977. She worked for Dr. Stolte at Point Pleasant Hospital in the Medical Records Department and as office manager for Dr. Vincent Ferrara.
They retired to Pikeville, TN, which were some of their happiest years together. Their next move was to The Villages in 2001, where mom enjoyed the Red Hats, quilting club, pool aerobics, golfing with Dad, socializing and truly enjoying the life of leisure. They made wonderful lifelong friends in all the places they’ve lived. Her humor and love of debate will be sorely missed!
Memorial visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13 at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at the Church of Saint Martha, Point Pleasant, followed by inurnment at the BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
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