Karen F. Pearson
Karen F. Pearson
  • April 19, 1957 - June 3, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Karen F. (Zajac) Pearson, age 60, of Fall River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of Brian A. Pearson to whom she has been married for the past 36 years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of Louise (Corriea) Leite, of Tiverton and the late Frank P. Zajac, she was a lifelong area resident.

A graduate of Tiverton High School, Class of 1975, she worked at O'Journal as a graphic designer for 20 years and for the Community Housing Resource Board as a project coordinator for the past 3 years. She was an avid cyclist and a member of Bike Fall River.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Danielle C. Martel and her husband Richie who reside in San Diego, CA; two brothers, Manuel L. Leite and Mark Zajac, both of Fall River; two sisters, Joan Mello of Tiverton and Colleen Zajac of Sutton, MA; a stepmother, Arlene Zajac of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00AM at Good Shepherd Parish, 1598 S. Main St., Fall River. Visiting hours Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial private.

The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers donations in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Dana Farber Cancer Institution, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For online tributes and registration: www.waring-sullivan.com