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Mary St. Pierre

Mary St. Pierre, 72, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her residence. She was a native of Boston, Mass. 

Mary was co-owner of St. Pierre’s Wood Pottery in both Massachusetts and North Carolina alongside her late husband. She taught basket weaving at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She volunteered at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Mary was a board member with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and an officer with the Tusquittee Community Center. 

She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, but was attending the Tusquittee Church of God. Mary was known for wearing purple. She was a self-appointed ambassador to the community and had a special talent for knowing everyone by name.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Warren and Margaret McLeod Stiles and the wife of the late Robert Arthur St. Pierre, who died June 14, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher St. Pierre; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Stiles.

Surviving are her husband, Sam Roach; two step-sons, Jonathan St. Pierre Sr. and wife, Ann of Haverhill, Mass. and Stephen St. Pierre Sr. and wife, Carol of Hampstead, N.H.; a sister, Katherine Glynn of Windsor, Conn.; a brother, Greg Stiles of Wareham, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Tyler St. Pierre, Jessie Boucher, Jolene St. Pierre, Jerilyn Smith, Jonathan St. Pierre Jr., Mallory St. Pierre, and Stephen St. Pierre Jr.; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. Mr. Carl Hubbell and Rev. Curt Ledford officiating.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville was in charge of all arrangements.

An online guest register is available at:

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997