November 6 1932 May 27 2020
Ralph’s Obituary Hampstead, NH: Ralph S. Pearson, 87, of Hampstead, died May 27, 2020 in Sandown. Born, raised and educated in Lynn, Massachusetts, Mr. Pearson was the son of the late Berger and Dora (Osborne) Pearson and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. Mr. Pearson went on to receive his Associates Degree in Journalism from North Park College in Chicago. The newspaper business was in his blood even as a young man and he published a neighborhood newspaper called the Pine Hill Star. While in college he was a member of the staff of the college newspaper and was employed as a copy boy for the Chicago Tribune. As a student at Boston University, Mr. Pearson worked the night shift as a copy boy for the former Boston Post and was eventually hired as a stringer by the Daily Evening Item in Lynn. He later was hired as a full-time reporter by the Boston Traveler for the “Inside North Shore” daily column. When the Boston Traveler ended its publication, Mr. Pearson spent several years in public relations and fund raising while working on his degree in Business Administration which he received from Merrimack College in 1969. Mr. Pearson worked in the healthcare industry for several years, first as the Administrator of Oceanview Manor Nursing Home in Revere before becoming Assistant Director of Brigham Medical Group in 1972. He expanded his work career to act as an office manager and consultant to several medical groups in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas. A member of the Merrimack Valley Presbyterian Church of Andover, he was fortunate to have purchased a summer home in Sandown NH. For many years, Mr. Pearson and his wife spent their summers in Sandown and their winters in Ocala, Florida before moving to Hampstead in 2015. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife sixty-five years, Julia M. (Sterner) Pearson, four sons, Wayne R. Pearson and his wife Diane of Kittery, ME, Nils S. Pearson and his wife Patricia of Acton, ME, Torrey A. Pearson and his wife Laurie of West Newfield, ME and Erik K Pearson of Austin, TX, three daughters, Heidi M. Pearson, of Turner’s Falls, MA, Sonja J. Larkin and her husband Dwight of Sandown, and Tenley O. Schultz and her husband Daryl of Westfield, WI, nineteen grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren that he dearly loved, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A wake for family will take place on Wednesday morning at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, followed by a graveside service in Center Cemetery Sandown. A service and celebration of his life for his many relatives and friends will take place at a later date at the Merrimack Valley Presbyterian Church, Andover, MA. During this difficult and extraordinary time, please take a moment to show your support to the family by using our website to send a message of condolence to the family or to share a cherished memory. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ralph S Pearson November 6 1932 May 27 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Plaistow, state: New Hampshire