Lasting Memories

Mary Ellen Coffey Pierson
June 1, 1927-April 23, 2018
Pleasanton, California

Submitted by Lori Raun

Mary Ellen Coffey-Pierson beloved mother of Lori Raun, died peacefully Monday April 23, 2018 at the age of 90. She is survived by two sons, Paul and John Pierson of Milwaukee Wisconsin, and daughters Mary Cassidy of Livingston Montana, and Ellen Eschenwald of Lancaster Pennsylvania. 17 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren are mourning their loss as well, of Mary Ellen, affectionately known as "Gramsie." Mary Ellen was a proud graduate of Marquette University and became a gifted teacher for over 40 years, touching lives that spanned three states. She earned her Masters Degree in Speech and Learning Disabilities from Cardinal Stritch College in Glendale Wisconsin. She was a devout Roman Catholic and dedicated her life to her family. She traveled all over the country to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her wonderful sense of humor, infectious laugh, and exceptional flair for fashion earned her the fond nickname of "Hollywood Mary." Her beautiful smile, generous spirit and loving heart will be missed by all those who had the privilege in knowing her and who's lives she touched in such a profound way. I will miss you, sweet mother of mine. Rest in Peace.