Pearl J. Hemeon,
January 5, 1932 - September 28, 2016, was born and raised in Rockland Massachusetts, the daughter of Effie (Duffett) Corliss and Levi G. Corliss, sister to Marguerite (Abbott) Beach, Herbert G. Corliss, and Marilyn (Corliss) Conefrey.
Pearl was a 1949 graduate of Rockland High School, and a graduate of Fisher College, Boston. She secured a position at Brockton Hospital upon her completion of course work at Fisher. At this time she met and married Frank E. Hemeon in 1952. Together they raised six children in Stoughton, MA; Frank E. Hemeon, Mark E. Hemeon, Jennifer C. (Hemeon) Oberlander, Bruce A Hemeon, Keith J. Hemeon Maxwell, and Cynthia L. Hemeon. She also leaves 15 beloved grandchildren and 15.25 great-grandchildren, along with many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family across the United States.
Pearl was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Stoughton. She served on several committees, but most notably she started the Bargain Box Thrift Shop, taught Sunday School, served in the choir and altar guild. Additionally, she was active in the church Friendship Club and assisted in managing the yearly Flea Market at the church. Pearl was also an active member of the Stoughton Order of the Eastern Star and Mother Advisor of the Stoughton Chapter of the International Rainbow for Girls.
Pearl returned to the work force as a Kelly temp working at several firms, until she was hired as a direct employee of Boston Gas Company in West Roxbury in the Transportation Dept. At this time Pearl continued her education at North Eastern University taking several courses. While at Boston Gas, Pearl participated in many activities, including various social events and community enrichment activities of the Boston Gas Local Union 12003.
During this time, Pearl took extended trips to England, Hawaii, Arizona, and Mexico. Following her adventurous spirit, she para-sailed in Carbo, took a Hot Air Balloon Adventure in Arizona and spent three weeks enjoying Hawaii with her good friend Dotty Howard. After her retirement, Pearl moved to Norton, where she joined the Norton Friends of the Library, Norton Singers, Taunton Hospice Visitors program, Taunton OES Rose Croix Chapter 79, and provided elderly care in Westwood. A highlight of her retirement years was volunteering at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts during the Rameses Exhibit and a tour of Italy with friends and family. Pearl’s love of sand, sea and sun lead her to summers at Cape Cod and winters in Sarasota, Florida.
Visiting hours will be at Bolea-Amici Funeral Home of Mansfield, MA on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the All Saints Anglican Church, Attleboro on Tuesday, October 4th at 3:00 pm. Internment will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington, MA on Wednesday October 5th at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Saints Anglican Church, Attleboro or to Compassionate Care Hospice, Taunton MA.
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