Obituary of Allison M. Pierce
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CANISTEO: Allison M. Pierce, 59, of Glen Ave. passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at St. James Hospital after being stricken at home. She was born in Hornell on September 25, 1964 to the late Lyle W. and Marjorie L. (Knight) Henry. Allison was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend to so many people. Her smile was infectious and always the light of the room. She will forever be in our hearts. She was a graduate of Canisteo Central School and after graduation enrolled in Alfred State College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing that she was very proud of and enabled her in her future career. Allison ultimately became the director of transportation for the Institute of Human Services in Bath, where her coworkers watched her flourish through the years. She was so thankful for all of the drivers, volunteers and her coworkers that worked diligently along her side. Allison was an avid racecar fan, who absolutely loved Woodhull Raceway. She was the first one up clapping her hands and waving to all her favorite drivers. The chicken tenders full of dirt were always her favorite. She was known for her passion for always helping people, and always made sure someone had what they needed at the drop of a dime. Her commitment to her family was remarkable. As the kids we always joked that she loved the grandkids more, but definitely felt that way. She had so much love for Aiden, Dax, Bryson, Brayden, Bentley, Cora and Waylon and several other kids that were around, she treated them as her own. On March 21, 2015 she married the love of her life, Clem Pierce. Dating for 16 years prior, the two made an empire together. Allison and Clem shared so many memories in the house they created together. In addition to her husband Clem Pierce of Canisteo, Allison is survived by a son Eric (Amber) Payne of Canisteo, daughters Amanda (Joe) Birdsall of Canisteo and Heather Riefer of Columbus, Ohio, grandchildren as mentioned, Aiden, Dax, Bryson, Brayden, Bentley, Cora and Waylon, 3 brothers, Bill, Chris and Jeff Henry, sisters Deborah Campbell, Dawn Carpenter and Andrea Bederiah. She was predeceased by her parents, Lyle and Marge Henry and her loving sister Pam Wilson. As the family mourns this sudden loss, and respecting Allison’s wishes, there will be no services, but a celebration of her beautiful life will be announced at a later date and time. Memorial contributions in Allison’s name may be made to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd. Hornell, NY 14823. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Allison
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home - Canisteo
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