Pierce G. Rhinehardt

July 9, 2011

U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

PIERCE G. RHINEHARDT – of Woburn, July 9th. Beloved father of Tina Marie Gaines of Woburn and Pia Renée Gaines of Worcester. Dear brother of Alvin Cox of Lowell, Faith Marshall of MD, and the late Albert Evans, Burton Canfield, and William Coley. Loving grandfather of Tia, Kevin, and Kiesha, and great-grandfather of Tayvion, Keondea, Keyshon, and Tariyah. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 13th at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Soldier’s Lot at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Pierce G. Rhinehardt, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away early Saturday, July 9th, at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home following a lengthy illness. He was seventy-two years of age.

Born in Boston, Pierce was a foster child at the age of two and was raised by Alexander and Beatrice Scott of Woburn. For most of his life he resided on Center Street in Woburn. He attended Woburn schools and completed his education at Somerville Trade School. In 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Hawaii for three years.

For over thirty years, Pierce was employed by the City of Woburn in the Department of Public Works, eventually retiring as a Supervisor.

Pierce had an outgoing personality and was blessed with many friends, with whom he loved spending time. He was active in the Towanda Club and the VFW in Woburn.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Albert Evans, Burton Canfield, and William Coley.

Surviving are two daughters, Tina Marie Gaines of Woburn and Pia Renée Gaines of Worcester, a brother, Alvin Cox of Lowell, and a sister, Faith Marshall of Maryland. He was also the loving “Grandpa” of Tia, Kevin, and Kiesha, and great-grandfather of Tayvion, Keondea, Keyshon, and Tariyah.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 13th at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the service.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Soldier’s Lot at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

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  1. From: cathy mcmahon

    I love you. may god rest your soul.

    do not stand at my grave and weep…i am not there i am asleep……do not stand at my grave and cry…i am not there i did not die…you will be sadly missed.

  2. pierce thank u so much for giving me a beautiful daughter and she wished every day u could
    see how much she has grown i now u are happy now because u always told me that if u died u wanted to be with marty rest in peace and gober says nite dad

  3. Janet Canada

    There was no one quite like you Pierce Rhinehart. Remembering all the fun times we all shared together on Center St and W Medford. I know the gang is up there throwing back a few. Even though we weren’t in touch lately, you will be missed & remembered. Rest in Peace, Janet

  4. From: dawn mcmahon

    pierce,U ARE TRULY MISSED I LOVE U VERY MUCH AND AM SORRY I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO TELL YOU BYE,BUT WHODOES…… I KNOW YOU ARE UP THERE WITH MY ALL MY UNCLES WILEY ALBERT AND GORDIE N OF COARSE NANA CAIL AUNTIE IRENE AND SO SO ON I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU ANDYOU WILL NEVER B FORGOTTEN …SO MANY MEMORIES …MUCH LOVE

  5. Pierce,
    You were one of a kind, my heart goes out to your family at this time of loss.
    I will always remember your handlebar mustache, and how you always treated us with kindness.
    I hope you are up in heaven with My Dad, Wendal and Uncle Wiley having a grand reunion.
    May you rest in peace
    Karen (Lindsey) Mogavero

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