Bernard L. Pierce, 81, born in Pittsfield and grew up in Woronoco, Massachusetts, and was a long time Killington resident died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.
Bernie loved to golf, travel, spend time with family and especially his grandchildren. He always stayed current with the news and stock market. He enjoyed a good joke and storytelling with friends and family.
He was also a Killington legend with 60 years as a lead bartender that created the Killington Goombay Smash. He was a hard working self-made man with many great accomplishments such as building houses, running a lawn care business, and enjoyed his last job as a care taker.
He was the son of the late Harold and Bertha (Baumann) Pierce. He is survived by three daughters: Rebecca Pierce, Heather Pierce, Leslie Mobrice and her husband David; and a son, Bernie Jr Puza, and his wife Kathy; seven grandchildren Alexandra, Gage, Haven, Ryan, Christina, Brandon, Nicholas; and two great grandchildren, Jackson and Sienna. He is also survived by a sister, Brenda Csekovsky, and husband Andy, and two brothers, Alan Pierce and wife Carolyn, Wayne Pierce and wife Debbie.
He will be missed by many and remembered as always having a smile on his face.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, apdaparkinson.org. Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon, Connecticut, has care of the arrangements. For condolences: carmonfuneralhome.com.