Kenneth A. Pearson, 88, of Maple Avenue, died peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Penelope A. (Leach) Pearson.
A lifelong resident of Barrington, he was the son of the late Albert and Edwina (Thibeault) Pearson.
Mr. Pearson was a custodian for the Barrington School Department for 20 years before retiring in 1994.
Kenneth was a communicant of Sts. Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church and a 64-year member of the Barrington American Legion Post #8. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England sports fan.
Mr. Pearson was a United States Navy veteran serving during World War II.
Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a son, Kenneth A. Pearson Jr. of Maine; two daughters, Susan E. Lombardi of Barrington and Kimberly A. Jolicoeur of Barrington; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Beverly Grundy and brother of the late Pearl Croasdale, Arline Bettencourt and Raymond Pearson.
His funeral was held on Friday, May 30, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside with a funeral service in Sts. Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington. Burial with Military Honors followed in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Contributions in Kenneth’s memory to Sts. Matthew & Mark Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated. www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com