US Navy

Richard A. Pearson

July 9, 1934 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary Image


Richard A. Pearson, Sr. whose life was full of family, friends, and travel, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 22, 2019. He was 85 years old.

 Born July 9, 1934, Richard was raised in Woburn, son of Ludwig and Madeline (MacDonald) Pearson. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 62 years Maureen  (Mohan) Pearson, his children Leslie (Marc) Stuart of Ludlow, VT, Richard (Denise) of Natick, Nancy (Gregory) MacIsaac of Scituate, David (Christina) of Rochester, NY, Stephen (Diane) of Larchmont, NY and Andrea (Brett) Bersson of Scituate. Loving "Grampy" of his fifteen grandchildren, Caroline, Erik, Gregory, Kyle, Christopher, Elizabeth, Anna, Lucas, Lainie, Madeline, Catherine, Ruby, Andrew, Jack and Claire. Also survived by his sister Lois Pearson and her late husband Stuart Lauber of Glenville, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Richard graduated from Boston College in 1956. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander he realized his lifelong dream, flying as a USAirways captain for almost 30 years.

Richard raised his family in Melrose, spending years in West Dennis and Naples, FL and more recently in Scituate to be closer to family.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 30th from 9 am to 11 am at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 10 Summer Street, Cohasset at 11:00 am. Interment is private.

Remembrances may be made in Richard's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Scituate Etrusco Associates, 1 Common Street, Scituate, MA 02066.

To send flowers to Richard's family, please visit our floral section.


October 30, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
October 30, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Church (Cohasset, Woodside Cemetery)

© 2020 McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS