Debra Jean Pierce (Socola), age 64, of Penn Yan, passed away at home Tuesday, May 5, 2020. A celebration of Debra’s life will be held and announced at a later date.

Debra was born in Rochester Jan. 30, 1956, the daughter of the late Francis and Louise (Usher) Moon. She worked for 12 years for Coach & Equipment in Penn Yan until her retirement in 2018. Debra married Ralph Emerson Pierce July 6, 2001. She was an avid NASCAR fan. 

Debra is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Ralph Emerson Pierce; daughter, Nicole (Mike Johnson) Socola of Hammondsport; sons, Jeff (Donna) Socola of N.C., Jamie Socola of Buffalo, Jeremy and Joey Socola of Bath; step sons, Thomas (Cierra) Pierce of Farmington, and Deven Pierce of Penn Yan; 13 grandchildren; and sister, Dana Brush of Rochester.

Arrangements are with the Townsend Wood & Zinger Funeral Home of Penn Yan. To share a memory of Debra with her family and friends or to light a Candle of Remembrance, please visit