In Memory of




Obituary for Bernice Reynolds Piercy

Bernice “Bunny” Reynolds Piercy, of Nashua, New Hampshire, died peacefully on January 2, 2023. She was 94-years-old. If the legacy of a life can be summarized in a single word, Bunny’s word would be love. Above all else, above work, play, hobbies and interests, Bunny fiercely loved her considerable progeny. These include six children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her six children comprise, from eldest to youngest, Deborah Franco, Mary-Ellen Wells, Leslie, Timothy (Laura), Martha and Meghan Piercy. Her eight grandchildren include, Deborah’s son Daniel Burleson, Martha’s daughter Emily Huxtable, Mary-Ellen’s children Evan and Kelsey Wells, and Timothy and Laura’s children Leandra, Gabriela, Isabella and Amelia Piercy. Her one great-grandchild, Easton, is the son of Evan Wells.

Bunny was predeceased by her parents, William and Emma Hudon Reynolds of Nashua, her sisters Irene Lovejoy and Rita Urbiel, her husband John W. Piercy, her daughter Deborah A. Franco, her niece Melissa (Leo) Blow, nephews Robert E. (Marjorie) Lovejoy III and Stanley Ratoff. In addition to her substantial brood of offspring, she leaves behind her niece Rebecca Urbiel and Melissa’s beloved Leo and Sean Blow.

Bunny was born in 1928 and lived most of her 94-plus years in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Patrick Church in Nashua, NH. In her early years she attended Sacred Heart School, and then graduated from Nashua High School in 1946 where her favorite subjects were Geography and German.

Bunny’s career as a telephone switchboard operator began in 1944 when she worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph in Nashua. She subsequently transferred to Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Cocoa, Florida where she ran the international switchboard while her husband was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. After 11 years with the phone company, Bunny gave birth to her first child and resigned from the phone company to raise her family. As her children grew older, she rejoined the work force as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn in Nashua where she diligently worked for twenty years before retiring.

Over the course of nearly a century, Bunny had many hobbies, each of which she pursued with her signature gusto. First and foremost, she was a voracious reader with a wide variety of interests including history, archeology, botany, and zoology to name a few. She was an avid researcher of her family’s genealogy. She loved taking long walks. She loved creating macrame, ceramics, and in her final year, as it became difficult to read, she took up coloring botanical images which resulted in an impressive collection. She loved her long-lived pets, Grungie, Daisy and Tobias T. Toblerone a.k.a. Toby. She delighted in feeding wild bunnies. She loved to dance when she was younger, watch mystery television series when she was older, and observe birds and nature throughout her lifetime. She loved music of all genres, particularly Cuban Jazz. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren’s academic, athletic, and professional achievements. Her family will miss her dearly and she will live in our hearts for eternity.

SERVICES: Services and internment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH, or visit them online at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St, Nashua, NH has been placed in charge of arrangements. (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”