FHS Educator Dana Pierce
June 2, 2020
January 18, 1952 – June 2, 2020 - Dana Christopher Pierce, at the young age of 68, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 2nd at Atria of Fairhaven with his daughter by his side, following a long battle with leukemia.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, with whom he shared a 46 year marriage. He leaves behind his daughter Caitlin and the sunshine in his life, his granddaughter, Brooklyn. He will also be greatly missed by his beloved "sister," Judy Roberts, and his brother, Gary.
Dana was a school teacher and media specialist for over 35 years, but was more widely recognized as a wedding photographer. In his 40 years of professional photography, he chronicled more than 3,000 weddings and touched countless lives. He seemed most comfortable behind a camera and loved to encapsulate people’s most memorable moments.
Dana was passionate about history and strived to learn something new every day. He enjoyed biographies and nonfiction literature. He found pleasure in classical music, whale watches, and spending time at Cape Cod and Vermont.
Dana was an incredible father. He was devoted and never missed a soccer game, horseback riding competition, or music performance. He was patient, kind, and always held family with the utmost priority. He taught by example and was a great role model. He showed understanding and spoke of how he learned from his own mistakes. He never hesitated in giving an apology or a reminder of his love. His daughter Caitlin has lost her father and friend, both of whom made her a stronger person.
The brightest glow in Dana’s life was his granddaughter, Brooklyn. It was impossible for him to hide a smile when he was with her. He spoiled her with books, games, and endless kisses and hugs. The love shared between them is unmatched by any other.
Dana saw the beauty in everything and the good in everyone. He was a dependable, genuine, and thoughtful man. He spent his life brightening the days of others through random acts of kindness and his quirky jokes. Making people smile is what fueled his very existence. He had a truly pure and selfless soul which will be missed by so many.
Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, an open ceremony of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Dana would be honored by donations to his granddaughter's college fund that he started the week after she was born. Donations may be written directly to Brooklyn Pierce and mailed to his home at 1508 Morton Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745
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