The Force is strong with this one

LYNNFIELD — Anna Mildred Pierce, 95, passed away on January 10, 2022.

Anna was born on May 7, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Dennis and Anna-Pearl Keller. She graduated from Medford High School as a member of the Class of 1944. She met her future husband, Clarence, while they were working for Raytheon in 1942. They were married on July 4, 1948.

Anna’s two sons, Ronald and Richard, survive her. She was the sister of Marion, Helen, Betty and Dennis Jr.

Anna and Clarence owned homes in Lynnfield, Lexington, Tuftonboro, New Hampshire; Alton, New Hampshire; the Dominican Republic, and Fort Myers, Florida; and the couple owned two homes in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Anna later owned a unit in the Sugar Hill Retirement Community in Wolfeboro before moving to the Mountain View community in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

Anna was also always active and engaged in the communities she called home. She performed on the stage with the Spotlighters of Lynnfield. She was a Den Mother for Lynnfield Cub Scouts. She served as president of the League of Women Voters’ Lynnfield Chapter. She was the president of the Lynnfield Parent Teacher Association, and was awarded the “Center School Parent Award” in 1965.

Additionally, Anna was a member of the Village Home and Garden Club in Lynnfield, and was a member of Couples Clubs in both Lynnfield and Wolfeboro. She worked as a real estate broker with GRI in Lynnfield. She served as chairwoman of the Huggins Hospital Street Fair in Wolfeboro.

Anna got a hole-in-one while playing golf at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. She was an active gardener, and maintained an outdoor flower garden sitting area at Sugarhill, Wolfeboro, which continues to this day. She worked as the docent for the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, which is where she earned the nickname “Queen of the Castle.”

Anna was always elegantly dressed, even when people wearing sweatpants surrounded her. She never faltered, which is her legacy. Anna was also known for always smiling.

Anna’s family recalled that the final line in the movie “Gladiator” had Juba stating, “I will see you again, but not yet, not yet.” Anna’s family absolutely loves her, and looks forward to seeing her on the other side.