Anita Pearson

June 9, 1939June 25, 2018

Anita Pearson, 79, of Sudbury and Marlborough, MA, passed away June 25, 2018, in Frisco, TX after an extended illness.

Born June 9, 1939, to Gerald and Martha Briggs, she grew up in Hyde Park, MA, lived in London and Belgium as an adult, and spent 26 years as a resident of Sudbury, where she raised 4 children before moving to Marlborough.

She was the loving mother of Stanton Pearson Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Steve Pearson of Apex, NC; Sharon Blossom of Dellwood, MN and Shawn Pearson of Frisco, TX, who all survive her, along with 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also left behind are 4 siblings, Douglas Briggs of NH, Janetta Mohler of Amherst, NH, Chester Briggs of RI and Carol Briggs of NH. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Briggs, and two sisters, Corrine Durant and Barbara Baxter. Anita was also preceded by the father of her children Stanton H. Pearson Sr.

Anita spent over 30 years working in the Sudbury public school system, including roles as a librarian, school nurse, and over 25 years in the front office of Lincoln Sudbury High School. She cared for many parents, teachers, and students during her time at the high school and hosted many exchange and metco students at her home when they were in need. She loved going to Maine, bowling, cooking and most of all spending time with family and friends. She spent countless hours driving her children to ski lessons, sports, and activities and always focused on her children.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Monday, July 2, at the Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Sudbury, followed by burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sudbury. There will be a visiting hour from 10-11AM preceding the service.


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018

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John and Norma Towne Clayton

July 1, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Anita's passing and wish we could be with you tomorrow. Since our marriage 50 years ago, we have been able to maintain contact and always enjoyed the family gatherings at Woods Pond in the summer--the last of which was two years ago. Anita was one of the people you could call a day-brightener. We were very pleased when she came to Delaware for our daughter's wedding and we hope that her children will keep in contact when they come to Maine in the summer since we spend the entire summer at our camp at South Bridgton. The world is a better place because of Anita! Stan, Steve, Sharon and Shawn please accept our sincere sympathy and love. Cousin Norma and John Clayton.

Royce Taylor

July 1, 2018

Stan, Steve, Sharon and Shawn.

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom always kept everyone on course in HS and beyond. I have lots of memories of hanging around the Pearson house working on cars with your mom checking on the progress of the '68 Firebird.

Royce Taylor

Phil Lewis

June 30, 2018

Anita was the front office face of the old Lincoln Sudbury during most of the time I was there. She was the go-to person for information and help. I vividly recall her warm greeting in the early morning and the cheerful and the friendly advice she provided when asked. It often seemed that she knew more about the school at that time than almost anyone else. My sympathy to all of her family

patricia Williams

June 29, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Stan Jr,Steve,Sharon and Shawn, and all the grand children. I met Anita in the early 70"s when we moved to Sudbury. She and I became closer in the 1980"s We shared so much. I remember Shawn and My daughter joking about how they would get us adjoining room in a nursing home. One night she called after I was in bed and asked if I would ride with her Canada to take a relative home, I said OK as long a we home in time to go to work the next day and off we went. Many were the walks we took talking about everything as we went. She loved her Children and always had a story to tell about her Grand kids , Every time we talked after I moved, she had a story to tell about one of them. Nobody had grand kid like hers. She was a loyal friend If she knew of a need at the school or a friend she was there to help. She will always live in the hearts of every one who knew her. she was a tough lady and handled many things in her life. Now the cancers are gone and she is at peace. "Anita, put the tea on and I'll bring Friendly's muffins see you then. Pat

Anita Pearson

June 29, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy to Anita's family. Lovely lady and a great friend who will be missed by many.
We have many wonderful memories from days at Westwood Cottages with the Pearson family as our neighbors. One memory stands out. Anita was going strawberry picking early one morning and took those who wanted to join her, along. My husband and I awoke to the sound of laughter. As I looked out our cottage was our son, David, along with Anita.They were coming up our cottage steps. David wanted to take the strawberries back to Philadelphia where he was going to college. We located an item that would seal the berries and allow them to be frozen. David went off with all the cut up, sealed up strawberries that afternoon..

Denny Towne

June 28, 2018

Used to love visiting her and the family on Woods Pond in Bridgton, Maine when they came up for the summer.