Scott Pierce


Scott Pierce
August 18, 1930
May 7, 2022

Devoted brother of former first lady Barbara Bush and past president of a Wall Street firm to which "people listen," Scott Pierce was most proud of the relationship he maintained with his wife of 68 years, his sole sweetheart and best companion since eighth grade, Janice Pierce, and the family they created together. He died at 91 at his Maine home on May 7, 2022. He would like it noted that the New York Mets were in first place at the time. Mr. Pierce is the father of four happily married children, Kent and Kristen, Kim and Marty Brix, Brett and Kerry Michaels and Derek and Anja Hanson. He extended his generous love to ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his three extraordinary siblings, Martha Pierce Rafferty, James Robinson Pierce and Barbara Pierce Bush. He considered his family to be his greatest source of hope and joy. Mr. Pierce spent his formative years at the Taft School in Watertown, CT. There he began his lifelong passion for competitive sports, particularly those that required a bat, a club or a racquet. He was the co-founder of the locally famous "Ellsworth Vines" golf and tennis tournament, and he often asserted to have never lost in ping pong. Soon after graduating from Miami of Ohio University where he was a member of BETA fraternity and marrying Janice Chamberlaine, Mr. Pierce started on Wall Street in the nascent municipal bond business. After leading municipal bond departments at three large firms for over thirty years, he became President of EF Hutton and, in his final professional role, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Asset Management Company. Upon retirement, Mr. Pierce became dedicated to several worthy causes, highlighted by eight years of Trustee Chairmanship of Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Whether he was running a Board Meeting or a Sunday School class, Mr. Pierce led with kindness, empathy, integrity and the same haircut. In 2012, he left his lifetime residency in Rye, New York and made homes in Amelia Island, Florida and Yarmouth, Maine. He enjoyed his life, especially his family, and many good friends. He started each grace giving thanks for the people present and for the gifts of health and humor. In lieu of flowers, reach out to an old pal. Mr. Pierce was a lucky man. And deeply loved.

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