2018-02-01 / Obituaries

Eric Victor Pearson

Eric Victor Pearson, 67, of Jamestown, R.I. for the past 40 years, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 27, 2018, at Newport Hospital.

Born in Bristol to the late Albert and Muriel (Chase) Pearson of Weston, Mass., Eric was one of two children. His brother Brad Pearson is a resident of Jamestown.

He was employed with Brown & Sharpe as a toolmaker for 10 years until it closed. He then worked for Hood Yachts Systems refurbishing gear boxes for their stow-away furling systems. When they closed, he then started his own business called Pearson Furling Systems, which was operated from his Jamestown residence for the past 20 years.

Anyone who knew Eric knew his passion for sailing and being on the water. He was a captain of the sea who never used a map and seemed to know his way around Narragansett Bay better than most. An avid motorsports and golf fan, he enjoyed going fast and making birdies. If it was broken he fixed it. If he didn’t know how, he figured it out and made it work better. There was never a person that did not instantly get along with him; his smile lit up any room.

Eric is survived by his life partner of 23 years, Margaret Tarbox of Jamestown; his son Christopher Pearson and his life partner Daphne; and his grandson Oliver of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; his stepson Jarett Kelly and his wife Kelley of North Providence.; his stepdaughter Angela O’Connor and Stepson Eric Barry, both of North Kingstown.

Visiting hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 3 in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown.

A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown.

For information and condolences, visit www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome.com.

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