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Willis M. Pearson

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Willis M. Pearson Obituary
Willis Merrill Pearson, 90, of Lancaster, and former longtime resident of Carlisle, died at home on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born in Concord on September 12, 1927 as the son of the late Willis and Celeste (Melanson) Pearson. A World War II Navy veteran and 1947 graduate of Concord High School, he was voted most valuable player on the schools first undefeated football team. He also graduated from Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in 1950. Bill retired from the Town of Concord Light Department. He enjoyed following the Red Sox, New York Giants, and New England Patriots. He also loved gardening, black labs, and a host of outdoor activities. He was the father of Thomas R. Pearson and his wife Judy of Strafford, NH, Merrill Bloor and her husband Bill of Plymouth, MA, and the late Michael W. Pearson and his surviving wife Carolyn of Winchendon, MA. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Michelle Bissonnette and her husband Jerry of Townsend, MA, TJ Pearson and his wife Nicole of Lancaster, MA, Michael Pearson of Clinton, MA, and Emily Gravelle and her husband Mark of Gardner, MA, nine great-grandchildren: Courtney, Wyatt, Sam, Connor, Maddie, Ryan, Kayleigh, Tommy, and Zach, several nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Jane R. Pearson of Marshfield, MA. He was the brother of the late George Pearson. Relatives and friends will gather for his graveside service on Thursday, March 29th at 11 am in Green Cemetery, Bedford Road, Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Bethke Cancer Center, Emerson Hospital, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742. Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. To share a remembrance or to send a condolence in his online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Concord Journal from Mar. 27 to Apr. 5, 2018
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