April 24, 2003 ~ October 3, 2003
In New Haven, Oct. 3, 2003, Hester Halstead Pier, first wife of the late Eldredge C. Pier. Born in Brooklyn, NY, April 24, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth B. and Marjorie Cheppell Halstead. Mrs. Pier attended Yale Art School and the Packer Collegiate Institute in New York. She was a Past President of the Women's Seaman's Friend Society in New Haven and a member of the New Haven Lawn Club. She spend early summers in Remsenburg, Long Island and then in Lake Placid. Hester had been a New Haven resident since 1946. She is survived by a brother, Robert H. Halstead of Chatham, NJ. She was predeceased by brothers; D. Barrien Halstead and G. Chappell Halstead. Funeral arrangements are private with BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, CT. Interment was in Warwick, NY.