Dr. Thomas W. Pierce


Grand Forks ND. - Dr. Thomas W. Pierce, D.O., passed away peacefully on June 23rd, 2019 at the age of 95 at 4000 Valley Square in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Tom was born in 1923 in Westerly, Rhode Island to Adrian and Helen Pierce. After graduating from Foxcroft Academy in 1941, Tom attended Keene State Teachers College for one year before serving as a medical surgical technician in the United States Army. He was stationed in Japan from 1942 until the end of World War II. After the war Tom attended Colby College, graduating in 1950. While at Colby he played for the basketball, baseball, and tennis teams. He also played minor league baseball in Nova Scotia and for the Augusta Millionaires. He met Alice Jane Tyler while playing baseball in Augusta, and they married in 1953. He then pursued a career in medicine, graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in 1955. After completing a residency in surgery they moved to Carrabelle, Florida, where he practiced medicine until returning to Maine in 1969.
Tom established a family practice in Pittsfield, where he was a member of the medical staffs of Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, until his retirement in 1993. He was a long-time member of the Maine Osteopathic Association and served as a member of its Board of Directors. Tom was also an active member of the community. Among his activities, he greatly enjoyed playing trombone in a number of community bands, serving as a member of Bangor's Anah chapter of the Shrine, and playing volleyball in a number of leagues until the age of 80. He was devoted to his family and to his patients. He cared deeply about his many friends and he exemplified a combination of competence, curiosity, and a caring nature that made him a gifted physician.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Pierce. He is survived by his sister Lucille Chase, niece Kathy (Jim) Todd, his sons David (Karin) and Thomas Jr. (Ann) and grandchildren Joshua (Lauren), Daniel, and Bethany.
Memorial Services will be held at future dates in both North Dakota and Maine.
Published on July 7, 2019
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Maynard & Tonya Ross
Jul 13, 2019
What an awesome person & Doctor and Friend ! He had a Great - 1923- 2019 Thoughts & Prayers Dave & Tom..
Scott Loureiro
Jul 11, 2019
Dr. Pierce was my Dr growing up in pittsfield. He always made me feel good when ever I went to his office. He was always caring and reassuring.
Robert Stackhouse
Jul 11, 2019
My Condolences to the family of Dr. Pierce. He was a true Gentleman in every sense of the word. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Pierce in both the ER and OR at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, He was such a joy to work with. RIP Dr. Pierce you will be missed by many
Roger Giigey
Jul 09, 2019
I remember his quiet entries a few minutes late and slipping into the back pew at the Episcopal church in Palmyra. He was also our family doctor. Think of him every time I drive by his old house on Hartland Ave. My deepest condolences to his family. You will all be in my prayers.
Tamra Monette
Jul 09, 2019
He was a kind,caring, and compassionate doctor.
Darryl Hendricks
Jul 09, 2019
Tom and Dave - sorry for your loss! I really like and respected your Dad both as a doctor and a good man!
Jul 09, 2019
Tom was 2 classes ahead of my mom at Foxcroft Academy, a fact that I learned when I joined the Sebasticook Valley Community Band and had a chance to get to know him. He showed me a fantastic photo of a band from Dover-Foxcroft from his youth. He was an amazing man and his is missed.
Susan Staples
Jul 09, 2019
David and Tom my thoughts are with you and your families.
Ross Fitts
Jul 08, 2019
A very special member of the Pittsfield community. I'll always remember him as a caring doctor and warm friendly brother Mason. I enjoyed playing in the Anah Temple band with him many years ago.
Cindi Perrell
Jul 08, 2019
A remarkable human being who lived a long, incredible life. A wonderful, caring Doctor. RIP Doc Pierce. Condolences to family and friends.
Brett salisbury
Jul 08, 2019
Rest in peace doc. You were one of the best!
Brenda Goewey
Jul 08, 2019
Dr. Pierce was my family’s Doctor from when I was very young. Loved him as a doctor and was sad when he retired, and more so when he moved away from Pittsfield. He was a great man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for his family.
Barbara and Brek Hamilton
Jul 08, 2019
Dr. Pierce was a neighbor and wonderful citizen of Pittsfield. Every time we pass his house, it will always be Dr. Pierce's house. Great man in this community. RIP Dr. Pierce.
Alice and Leroy Vanadestine
Jul 08, 2019
He was our family doctor for many years and became a good friend...He was a wonderful man and will be missed...Prayers for the family..we are so sorry for your loss.
Valerie Stein Sinclair
Jul 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dr Pierce’s passing. He was such a kind man, a beloved and trusted doctor, and a well known and respected community member. May he Rest In Peace .
Londa Snowman Dunton
Jul 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dr Pierce's passing. He was my doctor for years. He was always caring and found my problem when other doctors said it was all in my head. R.I.P. Dr. Pierce.
Pam and Wayne Peterson .
Jul 08, 2019
He was our family Dr .He was a very ca

He was a very caring Dr .He will be missed but he led a very full life Rest IN Peace.
Reita Glencross Abbott
Jul 08, 2019
On behalf of the entire Glencross family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. He made such an impact on the Pittsfield community, and was beloved by so many. He is now in God's loving embrace. Our thoughts are with you all.
Joel and Reita Abbott
Margery Robinson
Jul 08, 2019
Dr Pierce was a favorite of mine, he was very special! He will be missed RIP Dr Pierce.
Dr. Howard Margolskee
Jul 08, 2019
Tom was one of the first physicians to welcome my family and I to Pittsfield in 1988. His kindness and willingness to sit and talk about no matter what issue was always welcome. I was proud to call him a colleague and friend. RIP Tom.
Lynne Gould Cianchette
Jul 08, 2019
David, Tom and family,
Your father was a wonderful addition to the Pittsfield area. As a doctor, neighbor, community member and friend, we remember him with good thoughts, a kind heart and a smile. He was special.
Connie Bellfleur jones
Jul 08, 2019
He was my doctor for many years, he was awesome, and very caring. He is sadly missed in Pittsfield.
Hazel & Edwin Littlefield
Jul 08, 2019
Our most sincere condolences to David & Thomas and their family. Many thoughts and prayers are with each of you. He will always be remembered with great sadness from his Pittsfield friends.
Harvey and Kathy Nichols
Jul 08, 2019
A great and kind Dr.
A great and kind man
Cindy Sinclair Taylor
Jul 08, 2019
I was lucky enough to call Tom Pierce my doctor for a while but my friend forever. His music also enriched my life! He will be sorely missed but lived a good, long life and that makes me happy to know! My condolences to his family. Most important, he was loved by all!