Robert P. Pearson

  • Born: October 7, 1931
  • Died: November 13, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

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605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON---Robert P. "Babe" Phillip Pearson entered eternal life on November 13, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Annie Beatrice and William Pearson welcomed him on October 7.A loving husband to Fannie Bell Lancaster Pearson. An extraordinary father to James( Darlene), Jannell( Jeffrey) , William ( Jillian), and OC. Bonus Children Reginald Creighton( Victoria), Katherine Cunningham, Nyoka Paul ( Michael). Proud loving grandfather Jasmin, Laura, Tayla, Remington, Luis, Jayda, Ashley, Alexis, and Trevor.

Robert had been a brother to William, Joseph, James, Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth, Leona all resting with God. He leaves Leonard ( Phyllis), Phyllis( James) to carry the Torch of Love. A host of nieces, nephews, friends, and associates.

He attended Boston Tech High School where he excelled in Track 100 distance Relay Race. An excellent student of science, math, and History. He was an avid reader, orator, and debater. He always believed the glass as half full never half empty. At the end of his senior year he left to Join the Korean War effort. Missing the Prom and graduation. Mayor Menino acknowledges this by giving all military a prom and graduation certificate.

Robert did his training at Paris Island returning from Korea to Camp Lejune and back to Korea to Haigaru. He served two tours of the Korean Warzone one being at the Chosin Conflict. After the War, he was a proud Marine. He joined military organizations as President of First Marine of Boston, President of Montford Point Marine. Founding member of Marine Corp League Easton and active member of VFW. He worked for Stowe Woodard making bowling balls. He enjoyed Candlepin Bowling in a competitive league. His heart and promising work were at Polaroid. He retired from Polaroid after 30 years. He started as a janitor and promoted to manufacturing tech. (Overtime Bob) was his moniker. No shift was denied. The phone ring and the kids would take the messages and say " my dad" wasn't here to give him some rest.

Polaroid started a diversity program that was later created by the First Black Caucus in Washington DC. Robert was so dedicated to Polaroid in his last two week of life he relived his work vividly. The number 6 machine all his crew overtime shifts and payroll. He insisted that he be taken to the Netherlands. During his retirement, he couldn't sit still. He became a dancer Miss Cindy and a voracious reader, generous to veterans, loved live music. A good cigar, and food abundance for all who visited.

Robert was very personable he talked to everyone, parting wisdom, guidance, and leadership. Many of his associates thank him for shepherding them at work and life. A dancer that as no rhythm but danced to his own song. Traveling to Montford Point Marines convention and family visit throughout the U. S. He loved to make you laugh a good sense of humor to make you think. For example, he would say" I am not the mailman" meaning you are too close. Robert was the steadfast anchor of the family many generations all remember his heart and home.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I will forever remember visiting your beautiful home and family gatherings. Last time I spent with you was in the "man cave" and I enjoyed having our conversation with both you and my other great uncle. Your love for family was not lost on me. I'm happy that one of my daughter's and grandchildren were able to meet you. God bless your lovely wife, children and grands. You are now at peace. xo Love Nicky

Posted by Nichole Saintvil Saintvil - Taunton, MA - Family   November 23, 2020

Sorry to read about "Babes" passing. My brother and I worked with him at Polaroid in Waltham.
Always enjoyed conversations with him. Especially the stories. He always had a new one for everyone.
It was my pleasure to have met him. Just a great guy to be around.
Hopefully there is no overtime in Heaven Babe.
Ron and Bob Olsen

Posted by Ron Olsen - Brookline, NH - Coworker   November 23, 2020

Robert P. Pearson a good man a man and a family that has been good to me. From the Father to the wife and daughter. True blood and good family for sure. Love Jamal Seymour

Posted by Jamal Seymour - Springfield, MA - Family   November 22, 2020

Thank you for all the love that you have taught over the years:
Love for GOD
Love for family
Love for country
We love you.

Posted by Kenneth Terry - Boston, MA - Family   November 22, 2020

Our condolences to Mr. Pearson's family. We were all lucky to have met him through St. Mary's Catholic School. I so enjoyed the time spent in the lunch room whenever he was there! And we are grateful for Mr. Pearson's service to our country and continued dedication to the Marine Corp. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Maryellen Moore - Friend   November 20, 2020

It is with a joyful heart that I thank you for instilling in your children the tenacity to strive for our goals and the empathy to share our blessings with others. I truly can attest that you are the greatest father that a man could ever have ever wished for. You were always gracious with your time, thoughtful with your words, kind with your deeds and a consummate gentleman that I strive daily to replicate. You helped me to reach my goals and all of my patients thank you for how I was raised and the outpouring of love that I share with others. I always say that when you are raised by the best then you cant help to exemplify and radiate what is right and good with the world. You had the ability to heal with a kind word and thoughtful deed and you never let the world bring you down. You united all people and personified the common bonds of goodness, decency, love, hope, kindness, respect, honor, altruism, compassion, generosity and selflessness. No matter how much I succeeded you never let me rest on my laurels and always pushed me to do better. I hope you like your new set of wings that you have earned and send my love and gratitude to everyone in heaven for the lord truly sent an angel to walk amongst us this entire time and we never truly appreciated you until you were called home. I pray that I will always make you proud and i wish to god that I can be the father, son, friend, physician, mentor, and Christian that you have always been. I am truly thankful for your love, guidance, structure, blessings and I will forever walk in your light amidst the path that you blazed. You taught me to soldier on and take care of the less fortunate.
It hurts to see you go and I am joyful that you are now amongst the great legends and can now celebrate your much deserved place in heaven!
Thank you Daddy
Dr William Pearson MD

Posted by Dr William Pearson - HUntersville, NC - Son   November 20, 2020

Uncle a kid I looked up to a adult I still looked up to always gave me good advice...and the life you lived me me see that hard work was were always a great mentor...and would always say to me I was your main man...I will miss you and cherish our last were a great uncle and role model,of what a man could and should be strive to be...I will truly miss you....until we meet again your nephew Jamie!

Posted by James Martin - Dorchester, MA - Family   November 19, 2020

My prayers are with you Miss. Fanny, Jannel and your entire family. Mr. P was awesome and I'm sorry I didn't get to see him more often after I moved but enjoyed every bit of time I had with him. I will miss him.

Posted by Stephan Oliveira - Friend   November 19, 2020

Bob and I were good friends at the V.F.W.; he would attend most meetings and be involved with our many programs; We both attended St. Mary's school with the V.F.W. making an award to a Easton student attending St Mary's . I then realized that he was a volunteer at the school for some time . Rest in Peace Bob;

Posted by Louis Silva - South Easton - Friend   November 19, 2020

I remember vividly the time you donated a piano to the VFW yard sale and I picked it up at your house and delivered it to the VFW. It was an enjoyable time meeting and talking with your wife and I believe one of your daughters. You and your family were always so nice and friendly to talk with. You will be missed. Semper Fi my friend.

Posted by Kenneth Bowman - Wareham, MA - Acquaintance   November 19, 2020

Dr William Pearson

Posted by William Pearson - Huntersville, NC - Son   November 19, 2020

Love you always uncle Bobby forever in our hearts....

Posted by Sharon pearson - Brookline, MA - Family   November 19, 2020