Sherrie Bulkeley-Pierce (née Sherrie Morse), 59, of Cornish, NH, died peacefully Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, at her home in Cornish surrounded by family after a long battle with terminal cancer. A natural optimist, she never once complained about her illness and fought long after her diagnosis. Her sense of humor never wavered and she was still making her family laugh until her passing.
Sherrie was born June 12th, 1961 in Claremont, NH, to Marilyn Kniffin and Harold Morse. She is survived by her three children: Sarah Bulkeley-Fielder and her husband David Fielder of Cornish, NH; Ben Bulkeley, wife Nicole Lyons, and daughter Louise Bulkeley of Freeport, ME; and Emily Bulkeley of Cambridge, MA; stepson Greg and Amanda Pierce; her siblings Harold “Skipper” Morse of Claremont, NH; Marilyn Morse of Enfield, NH; James Morse of Windsor; Carolyn Holling of Windsor; Jason Lemere of Texas; and Jody Farnsworth of Springfield, VT; and half-brother Randy Barton of Keene, NH. She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and grandnieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward Pierce II, of Cornish, NH, in 2017, and her first husband Jonathan “Bob” Adams Bulkeley of Cornish, NH in 2019.
Sherrie was a lifelong lover and advocate for animals; she adopted and fostered countless pets. She loved her horses Star and Waldo, her numerous cats, including Sweet Jane and Miss Susie, and her beloved Anatolian Shepherd, Teddy.
Usually equipped with a metal detector, geocache, or list of yard sales, Sherrie was an avid treasure hunter and antiques-seeker. She was happiest when she was able to find a unique and thoughtful item to gift to friends or family. She also took great comfort from being near water – whether it was the coast of Maine, or Lake Sunapee, and especially Mill Brook, which ran behind her house and soothed her with its lazy babbling.
Sherrie was a familiar face to all in Cornish as she ran the swap shop at the Cornish Recycling Center, and was a long time member of the Cornish Fair board. She also volunteered at the Cornish Library and worked previously with students with disabilities after acquiring her associate’s degree in early childhood development from Keene State College. She was also fluent in American Sign Language.
She worked for Mt. Ascutney Hospital for almost 30 years as a SNF Clinical Secretary, where her effortless generosity, natural inclination to help others, and Yankee-flavored sense of humor helped her develop lasting friendships with the residents.
At the time of her passing Sherrie had achieved more than six years of sobriety and was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Additionally, Sherrie was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 25.
There will be a celebration of life in Summer 2021. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the town of Cornish, NH for the Rescue Squad. Mailing Address, Town of Cornish, ATTN: Rescue Squad, 488 Town House Road, Cornish NH 03745.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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