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Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton

Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton
  • June 15, 1930 - June 14, 2019
  • Newton, Massachusetts

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“Allie and her children are a special extended family members to us. They are always loved and hold a special place in our hearts. Allie will always...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Dana Brean - Cincinnati, OH

“Allie and I were both on the board of NAMi Newton Wellesley and I was amazed at how often Allie was able to help people in distress. She was good...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jean Acerra - Newton, MA - Friend

“My sincerest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May you take comfort in knowing that God is extending his loyal love and...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

“Ms. Singleton's son Peter was a friend of mine, and I was friendly with Ms. Singleton. Sadly, we lost touch after Peter died. She was such a warm,...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Stephen Shea - Waltham, MA


Newton - Mrs. Alfaretta H. "Allie" (Pierce) Singleton, of Newton, passed peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 (the day before her 89th birthday) surrounded by her daughter Carolyn and her two grandsons Jared and Justin.

Mrs. Singleton was the middle child of Thomas E., Sr. and Adelina (Carter) Pierce. She was raised in Arlington where her parents were the first African-American family to purchase a home in the late 1920's. She had a very active leadership role in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for numerous years and was a very active member of her Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for more than 50 years.

She was married to the late Dr. Ronald B. Singleton and was the mother of the late Peter E. Singleton.

Survived by her daughter, Carolyn J. Singleton-Nwanagu of San Diego, California and her sons, Jared and Justin Nwanagu; her sister, Elizabeth A. Clements of Centerville, and a large extended family.

She was also a sister of the late Thomas E. Pierce, Jr., Gloria H. Cooke, and Richard C. Pierce.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Newton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1672 Washington Street, West Newton.

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