Everett A. Pearson
1933 - 2017
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Pearson, Everett A.
"He was a man ahead of his time."
Everett A. Pearson, age 84, of Warren, RI and Estero, FL, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017, in the Hope Hospice Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Virginia Bourne Pearson, to whom he had been married for 62 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Peter S. and Elin M. (Larson) Pearson. Everett was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School, received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 1955 from Brown University, where he was Captain of the Football Team and later a member of the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Pearson was the co-founder of Pearson Yachts, the first company to build production fiberglass boats, earning him the title "grandfather of fiberglass production." In 1968, he continued his boatbuilding and fiberglass work with the start of Tillotson-Pearson Inc. (TPI). TPI built wind blades, all-composite bus bodies, test track vehicles for Disney Imagineering, the branches on the Animal Kingdom Tree of Life, numerous other products, and the most well-known, J Boats. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his creative work with composites from the National Fabricator's Association. Later in life he continued running SwimEx and started Pearson Pilings.
An avid sailor, he competed in local yacht club and ocean racing, and was a member of the New York Yacht Club. He also enjoyed tennis and in later years playing golf at Wildcat Run Golf and Country Club in Estero, FL.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Mark E. Pearson and his wife, Tracy, of Warren, Suzanne P. Vaughan and her husband, Daniel, of Plymouth, MA, and Sandra L. Marston and her husband, Thomas, of S. Bethlehem, NY; eight grandchildren (Kelly, Hannah, Nicholas, Amanda, Peter, Ellen, Emily and Everett), and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elaine P. Johnson and Eunice P. Fournier.
His funeral will be held Friday, December 29, 2017, at 10am at St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or to St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence. For online registration and directions, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

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Published in The Providence Journal from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2017.
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January 8, 2018
Ginny, Just read about your husband's passing in the Seekonk UCC "Caller". You have my deepest sympathy. I lost my husband a year and a half ago also after 62 years of marriage. Your memories will serve you well as have mine. From an old friend from yours and Everett's early years down at Touisett.. Elaine Smith Baker.
Elaine Baker
January 5, 2018
I was deeply saddened to hear of Everett's passing. Although I had met him only briefly on a couple of occasions, if my dimming memory serves me, my Dad coached him in football at Pawtucket East- and Ginny you'll remain in my memory as the best looking cheerleader the Townies ever had.
Don Maynard
Classmate
January 2, 2018
Ginny, Mark, and Family. Our deepest condolences. Everett was a kind, generous, and wonderful friend and neighbor to us all. He had a heart as big as all outdoors and was always helping others. He will be greatly missed by our Family. May God Bless you and your Family.
Ted Socha
Neighbor
January 2, 2018
Dear Mark and all your family.
Paul and I were so sorry to read about your Dad's passing Christmas Eve. This photo is exactly how we remember him, one handsome man! Paul said he loved him very much, and was such a pleasure to work with over the years, almost too good! We will think of him sailing Full Circle, J/42 #25, our boat we bought from the original owner. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with your family and many friends. Love, Sue and Paul Mikulski
Sue Mikulski
December 31, 2017
My condolences on the loss of your father. I worked for him during 87-89, he was a very nice man.With sympathy,Dan Ferro
Daniel Ferro
December 31, 2017
Thank you Mr. Pearson for our beautiful sailboat. She has brought us many years of sailing pleasure.
Allan and Judy Stahle
Bradenton, FL
December 30, 2017
To the Pearson Family,

My deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow.
Raul Leite
December 30, 2017
Ginny, my earliest recollections of Everett and you are of growing up in Touissett when Arthur Allen owned the house you eventually bought, long before you were married. I recall his towing the fleet of Townies and White Caps to various NBYA regattas, and competing against him in S Boats in the mid 60
December 30, 2017
Ginny and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Everett was a wonderful man. It was my good fortune to call him friend.
Michael Artesani
December 30, 2017
A devoted loyal friend and leader remembered by his Brown teammates.
John OBrien 55
December 29, 2017
To Ginny and the Pearson Family,

We want to express our deepest sympathy with the passing of Everett. We were so saddened to hear this news... He was such a kind, caring, dedicated man and always such a gentleman. He will be missed by all of us at Wildcat Run! Everett and I had something in common as we both were born in Pawtucket and love for RI.
Ginny, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you and hope that the love of your family and friends help all of you through this most difficult time!
Tony & Gale De Mello
December 29, 2017
Dear Ginny and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. So grateful that Everett as President of our high school class was able to attend the 65th reunion of Pawtucket East Senior High School in September 2016. He went out of his way to deliver an inspirational message to us even though he was not feeling well at the time. He was a kind and caring person. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace Everett, and thank you for being the person many people will remember with love.

Sincerely,
Mary DuPonte Lapham
Class of 1951 Pawtucket EHS
December 29, 2017
Mrs. Pearson and family,

On behalf of my mother (Beth Shaw) and our family, we want to extend our condolences to you. On hearing of Mr. Pearson's passing, my mother exclaimed, " Oh the great times we had sailing with Bill, Everett, Ginny, Tom and Alice (Hazlehurst.) those memories of us all laughing and all so young are still with me."
You have a lifetime of memories to keep you smiling in the days ahead.
Thanks to your fathers vision, our father, William H. Shaw awakened each day living his dream of designing, racing and working with all of the wonderful people at Pearson Yachts.

Sincerely,
Patti Shaw Schneider, Westport, MA
December 29, 2017
To the Pearson family,
My sister Lynda Tisdell and I would like to express our condolences to you on the loss of Everett. He employed my father, Richard Tisdell in 1959 as the purchasing agent for Pearsons. Several years later my father became disabled and Everett helped him enormously by keeping him on the payroll and paying his health insurance. This financial generosity had an enormous affect on our family and the quality of life that my father enjoyed for the last years of his life. Everett's generosity helped alleviate part of the tremendous hardship that my father's illness had on him and his family. Also as a result of Everett's help, both my sister and I were able to continue our education, we both became teachers. My sister taught English in North Kingstown over 25 years and I have taught in the Bristol/Warren school system for 30 years. I am sure that there are several others who benefited from knowing Everett, his life choices will continue for affect people for years to come.
Sincerely,
Martha Tisdell
Martha Tisdell
December 29, 2017
One of my true heroes, having owned and lovingly sailed 2 Tritons which I trusted with my life on many adventures. My condolences to the family. G P Street
Ginny Piech Street
December 28, 2017
Dear Suzanne,Mark,and the rest of Pearson family, I am so sorry for this news. Mr. Everett A.Pearson worked as pioneer in hydrotherapy pool, he is a good person, as well as Suzanne. May he rest in peace, and let all troubles alone.

On behalf of Shenzhen Xinghui Science & Technology Co.,Ltd.
Vivi Yu
December 28, 2017
To Suzanne, Mark and all other Pearson family, I am really sorry to hear Everrtt's passing, we had may he rest in peace, and hope all of you could back to normal work and life soon.Hugs, to you.
~On behalf of Shenzhen Xinghui Science & Technology
Yu Vivi
December 28, 2017
Sorry to hear of Everett's passing.
John Osetek
December 27, 2017
To Ginny, Mark, and the rest of Pearson family, I am truly sad to hear of Everett's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Everett at TPI. He was an inspiration in so many ways and I learned much from him over the years. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. May he rest in peace!
Bill Heller
December 27, 2017
Dear Ginny,
My Sister, Willa, called me to tell me that she had seen Everett's passing in the Providence paper. I have such fine memories of our sailing on the Kickimuit River. He was a wonderful teacher and made sailing such fun. My thoughts go out to you and your family. May he rest in Peace Hugs, to you. Nancy Lauder Atkinson
Harwichport Ma.
Nancy Lauder Atkinson
December 27, 2017
Dear Ginny,
My sister Willa, called me to tell me that she had seen Everett's passing the the paper. What wonderful memories I have of our fun times at Kickimuit
Nancy Lauder Atkinson
December 27, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go to Ginny and family. Everett was one of the first guys I played golf with after arriving at Wildcat Run years ago. He was great competitor but, more so, such a fine gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of meeting him.
Mike and Kathy Goldhawk
December 26, 2017
Sorry to hear of Everett's passing. He was well remembered at East High School
December 26, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. It is always so very hard to lose a loved one in death and our loving Heavenly Father is very aware and understand your painful loss. He will listen to your prayer and pay attention to your pleas for help because he is near to all those calling on him. He will hear your cry for help and give you comfort. Your family have my deepest condolences. (Psalms 86:6-7)
December 26, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of one very fine man, father, and husband and friend to so many sailors, and athletes. Everett was a very fine gentleman and always available to give help to a friend, or competitor on the water or wherever. He will be missed by many.
Russell BOSS
Family
December 26, 2017
So very sorry for your enormous loss. What an amazing and inspirational husband, father and grandfather. I will never forget his playful smile and the twinkle in his eye! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ginny and Mike Ayers and Family
December 26, 2017
My deepest sympathy go to Ginny and family. My memories of both of them at Kickimuit and sailing never fade. I am so glad Jean and I had a chance to see and talk with him recently. Joe and Jean Munro.
December 26, 2017
So sorry to hear of Everett's passing. He is at peace with the Lord.
Our sympathies go out to Ginny and his family. He will be missed.

Sincerely,
Carol & Gerry Benjamin
Carol & Gerry Benjamin
December 26, 2017
Mark and family, my deepest sympathies.....John
John Geyer
December 25, 2017
RIP Mr. Pearson! Mario Rodrigues
Mario Rodrigues
December 25, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Ginny and the Pearson family. Everett was a great teammate at Brown, a wonderful person and a dear friend. He will be missed by many.

Phil and Joyce Noel
December 25, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Ginny and the Pearson family. Everett was a great teammate at Brown, a wonderful person and a dear friend. He will be missed by many.

Phil and Joyce Noel
Phil and Joyce Noel
December 25, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Sandra...Roger & Sherley
December 24, 2017
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Pearson family. It was a privilege to know Everett and to share worship with him at St. Matthew Trinity every Sunday. He will be missed.
-- Andy and Sharyn Duehring
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