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Donna Pearce, Longtime Old Greenwich Resident

Former Old Greenwich resident Donna E. Pearce died Jan. 11 at Wilton Meadows Nursing Home after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She was 83.

Pearce was born in Quincy, Ill., and graduated from William Woods College in Fulton, Mo. In 1950, she married her husband Robert and moved to Elkhart, Ind., where they started to raise their family. Four years later, they moved to Old Greenwich, which they called home for more than 40 years.

In her early career, Pearce worked as a nursery school teacher and then as an executive secretary.

As a young woman she loved dance, and she and her husband shared a love of music. In 1996, she moved to Heritage Village in Southbury to be close to her twin granddaughters born that year.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Howard of Darien, Barbara Pearce of Greenwich and Melissa Marr and husband Kevin of Bethel; her brother, Paul Titus and wife Liz; and four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Pearce, in 1991; and her parents Guila W. Titus and Paul B. Titus.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Union Memorial Church, 58 Church St., Stamford. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org .

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