SMITHFIELD - Jean Pierson, 83, of Smithfield and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was the wife of the late Marcel Pierson.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Leapha (Purdy) Fogarty.
Mrs. Pierson worked at the Pawtucket Times as a Switch Board Operator for over 20 years before retiring. She also worked at the Checker Club in Pawtucket part time for over 40 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Whipple of Smithfield; a son, William H. Whipple of Pawtucket; a sister, Eleanor Marcoux of Coventry; four grandchildren, Deanna Paine, Christine, Elizabeth, Michael and Jesse Whipple. She was also the mother of the late Paul Whipple and sister of the late Edward Fogarty.
The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com