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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Michelle A. Pierce

Michelle A. Pierce (Higueret)

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Acton, MA - Michelle A. (Higueret) Pierce died at her home in Acton with Richard “Dick” H. Pierce, her husband of 50 years by her side. Born in San Francisco, CA to the late Albert and Shirley (Vogelsang) Higueret, she was 72.

A resident of Lexington for 47 years before moving to Acton 2 years ago, she was an active member of Mount Hope Church in Burlington.

Michelle is survived by her husband Dick, daughter Carlyn Grocholski and husband Mark of Concord, CA; son Joshua Pierce and wife Anke of Remshield, Germany; daughter Heather Mulliner and husband Curtis of Lexington, MA; daughter Elizabeth “Liz” Toczylowski and husband Scott of Reading, MA; brother Gary Higueret of San Francisco, CA; 5 grandchildren, Zephram Grocholski, Cody Star, Dakota Sky, Drexel and Jackson Toczylowski. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Michael Higueret.

A service celebrating Michelle’s life has been scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Hope Christian Center, 3 McGinnis Drive, Burlington, MA. Arrangements are under the thoughtful guidance of the Acton Funeral Home, Acton, MA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at For Michelle’s obituary, to leave an online condolence or for directions, please visit her memorial page at
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    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Mount Hope Church
    3 McGinnis Drive
    BURLINGTON, MA 01803
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Posted at 09:29am
A light has gone out of this world, a special and bright light. I was in Michelle and Dick's gourmet group. In all the time I have been with Michelle I have never (and I mean NEVER) heard her mention a bad word about anyone. Besides being lovely to look at (that smile shown bright) she was fun to be with. Michele's contributions to our dinners were special. Since she would sometimes call at the last moment she would often have to make the difficult dishes that we others didn't care to make and they were creative and the best (I'm a real foodie!). Dick and Michele had a relationship that I wanted to emulate, so caring - they made a point of knowing where the other half was at all times or Michelle would say Dick was at their other place in upstate NY. I heard Michelle at the piano a couple of times but wasn't able to go to her concerts unfortunately, but I can picture her there even now. I used to enjoy her talking about Joshua with whom my daughter went to high school, also her other kids and grandchildren - her light was very bright then. I should probably stop here but I won't because she was an inspiration to me. She was a good conversationalist and introduced us to interesting people with whom we ate dinner at their lovely home. I was sorry when they moved. There's more but I want to say how sorry I am to Dick. I can't even imagine what is was like in the days after we had our last dinner together at Mary Van's and Michele was there with her wig and looking as beautiful and as ever. To her kids and grand kids and other friends I'm sorry for your and my loss.

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