June 20, 2020
Mary Ann “Cooky” Pierce, 81; of Volney passed away peacefully at home after a courageous and long battle with cancer. She was born in Oswego, NY to the late John and Anna (DeSantis) Battista. Cooky had been a resident of Oswego during her early years and then a longtime resident of Fulton after she married. Her greatest joy was her family. She cherished time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Cooky enjoyed simple things like long car rides with her husband, reading The Devotionals and the daily missal. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and she would watch mass daily. Mrs. Pierce was pre-deceased by her siblings: Carmella “Ella” Battista, Thomas “Pat” Battista, Michael “Ike” Battista, Rose Peterson, Theresa Hibbert, and Margaret “Jenny” Battista. She is survived by her husband of 54 years William “Bill” Pierce of Volney, their children: William (Tina) Pierce of Fulton, Crystal (Scott) Pierce-Best of Baldwinsville, and Frederick Pierce of Volney, siblings: Frances Hibbert of Volney
and Samuel Battista of Oswego, grandchildren: Haley and Trevor Best, and Paige, Reese, and Lloyd Pierce. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family. A Funeral Service will be held privately at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home with Father George Wurz officiating followed by a committal service and private burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego. Please note that Face Masks, Hand Sanitizing, and Entrance Limitations are still being implemented with the NYS 25% capacity and social distancing mandates.
June 20, 2020