Paul Pearle, 90

Dec 29, 2017

Paul Revere Pearle, 90, of Marion, formerly of Wareham and Marshfield, died Dec. 27 at Royal of Fairhaven Nursing Center after a long illness. He was the husband of Geraldine L. (Vallier) Pearle.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Margaret (Cunning) Pearl.

He moved to Marshfield as a child, and graduated from Marshfield High School, class of 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and returned to Marshfield where he lived until 1973 when he moved to Wareham. Mr. Pearle has lived in Marion since 2006.

A master electrician and general contractor, Mr. Pearle owned and operated Pearle Electric, and Paul Revere Restoration. A specialist in the preservation of historic buildings, Mr. Pearle was active in the restoration of the Tobey Homestead in Wareham, and the On-I-set Wigwam at Crescent Park. He resided in the Lt. Prince Burgess House in Wareham, that was built in 1683 and believed the oldest house in Plymouth County.

Mr. Pearle was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Damien Council #4190 in Mattapoisett.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; his children, Kathleen Pearle of Bristol, Rhode Island, Deborah DiBona and her husband Robert of Marshfield, Lysa Riccardi and her husband David of Marion, Dierdre Collins of Falmouth, and Matthew Pearle and his wife Ann of Wareham; his brother, John Pearl of Marshfield; his grandchildren, Asa Cameron, Adam DiBona and his wife Jill, Briana Watson and her husband Craig, Jordan DiBona and his wife Meghan, Meagan Pavao, Mark Derby and his wife Lisa, Nathan Riccardi and his wife Suzy, Jacob Riccardi and his wife Celia, Brian Bevilacqua, Nicole Sharp and her wife Brandi, Angela Pearle, Matthew Pearle, Jr., and Joseph Pearle; his great grandchildren, Jesse Pavao, Henry Pavao, Lily Derby, Ailyn Derby, Vincent DiBona, Lena DiBona, Reese Sharp and Maxwell Watson. He was predeceased by his son, the late Paul Brian Pearle; his brothers, Everett, Herbert, James, and Robert Pearl; and his grandson, the late Josiah Cameron.

His funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Monday, Jan. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center, P.O. Box 1100, Onset, MA 02558 OR Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

Comments (1)
Posted by: WantToSeeChange | Dec 30, 2017 11:11

Although I didn't really KNOW Mr Pearle, I will always remember him fondly.  His involvement with various projects around town and his warm smile and wave as I drove by him will always be in my memory.  RIP Mr. Pearle.

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