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Richard H. Pearson, 93, of Barefoot Bay, FL, formerly of Cranston, RI, passed away on May 21, 2018 at Sebastian River Medical Center, in Sebastian, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Dorothy (Dion) Pearson.
Mr. Pearson left school to join the Navy in 1942 serving his country proudly aboard the USS Whittier during WW II.
Richard worked as a jeweler for Anson Jewelers in Providence, RI for 38 years.
After retirement in 1987, he moved to Florida where he was a volunteer for 30 years in his community of Barefoot Bay. He served as a Trustee for The Barefoot Bay Recreation District and chairman of the Canals/Utility Committee and as liaison to the homeowner’s association. He was a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Observation Patrol, served as chairman of the Barefoot Bay Veterans Council and commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 155. He delivered Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Kiwanis Club, planting many trees in Barefoot Bay. In his “spare” time, he bowled in many clubs and attended the Barefoot Bay Beach & Anglers Club.
Richard recently celebrated his 75th wedding anniversary in March with a party in Melbourne, Florida attended by most of his family.
He would always lead by example; be compassionate and was loving and caring to everyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed his yearly summer vacations in RI playing hi lo jack and drinking Narragansett Beer with his family. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 3 children: Richard Jr, William and Deborah; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to visit with Richard’s family on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road (Rt. 117) WARWICK. Interment with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 am, in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. All guests are asked to gather in the parking area outside the Administration Office Building by 9:45 am, where a cortege will assemble. For directions and online condolences, please visit: www.boyleandsonfuneralhome.com