Anita M. Peirce

 Anita M. Peirce (Barrett), 76,  a 48 year resident of Milton, died Tuesday morning September 3, 2013 after a long illness.  Anita was born in Melrose, MA and grew up on Central Avenue in Braintree.  She was a graduate of Braintree High School class of ’55.  Anita worked in the social work field and finished her career at the VA Hospital in Boston.  Anita loved spending time tending to her flower gardens, and crocheting blankets for family and charity.  Above all she was devoted to her family including her children Robert Peirce and wife Liz of Acton MA, Garry Peirce and wife Brenda of Hermon, ME, daughter Lisa (Peirce) Boyle and husband John of Naperville IL, and her grandchildren Alex, Kate, Jenna, and Cammie, her brothers and sisters Edward Barrett of Texas, Charles Barrett of Maryland and Priscilla (Barrett) Rawson of Texas.  Anita was predeceased by her parents Edward J. Barrett and Regina (Gross) Barrett and her sister Barbara DeSutter.  Funeral service will be held at 2pm Sunday, September 8 at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 CANTON AVENUE, Milton with visitation from 1-2 prior to the service.