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Vincent J. “Vinny” Pearl Sr., 85

Vincent J. “Vinny” Pearl Sr., 85, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Milford, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL. He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. (Bibo) Pearl, who passed away in 2006.  
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Winfield and Julia (Powers) Pearl. He was a graduate of Framingham High School, class of 1948, and attended Northeastern University.                  Vinny retired after serving 24 years in the U.S. Navy, as a Lieutenant Commander, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He then went on to retire after over 20 years from the Worcester County Unemployment Services, where he served as the Director. He was a past commander of the DAV Chapter 6, in Medway, past commander of VFW Post 3402 in Franklin, a member of the Italian American Veterans Post 40 in Milford, and the VFW Post 1526 in Medway, a member of the Military Officers Association of America. He had also worked for over 10 years as a safety officer at the Milford High School, and as a liason for Milford parades. He was very devoted to the military and his family.                  Loving father of Vincent J. Pearl Jr. and his wife Tara, of Mendon, John F. Pearl of Hopedale, Lynne A. Pearl of Vero Beach, FL, and the late Dianna Pearl. Brother of Joyce Andonian of Whitinsville, and the late Raymond Pearl and Richard “Dick” Pearl. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Nicholas, Vincent, Gabrielle, and Christina.               
His funeral will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 P.M.

Guest Book

So very sorry Vinny, for the very late words,,your Dad was a great guy,,,and he sure will be so very missed.
Paul Perry

Vinnie will be missed by all the members of the USS James C. Owens DD-776 Association. He was a wealth of knowledge & a great guy to talk to whenever he was at the ship reunions. You will be missed by all the crewmembers. May you rest in peace!
Greg Flanigan/USS J.C.Owens DD-776 Association

I am so grateful that I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Vinny. Not only did he serve and protect our country with pride and dignity, he also touched many lives right here in Vero Beach. I know he touched mine. You will be missed and remembered fondly Vinny! Liz Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan

Vinny was a wonderful aid to me and my fellows, always consistent and concerned. To watch him love and support his daughter was also one of the most beautiful experiences I have encountered. His lifestyle proved that love can conquer all, if the giver is determined and willing. I was always grateful for his service to our country, and he was a wonderful reminder on holidays when I would run into him in uniform. He will be sorely missed. I know he is at home with his wife and his Higher Power. May he rest in peace.
Beth Walsh Eriksen

I am honored to have met you Vinny. You will never be forgotten and I'll never forget asking "Did you miss me"? Thank you so much for serving our Country and your dedication. I'll miss you dearly. May you Rest in Peace!
Monica Ryman

I am so pleased my mother had a wonderful big brother to look up to for so many years. You will be truly missed in the Milford community as well as our second home in Vero Beach! So many times I heard friends say to me I met your Uncle Vinnie down here in Vero. Thank you for your wisdom, guidance and assistance! I'm glad we had each other's back down in Florida! Rest easy and thank you for always watching out for my mother! Your Nephew,
Daniel Andonian, Whitinsville, MA & Vero Beach, FL

I still can't believe you're gone Pop. I love you and miss you more every second.

Heaven has gained the man in the fine dress Navy uniform to start every parade. I cant see a parade without remembering Lt Cmdr Vinnie Pearl at the helm. My prayers are with you Lynnie, John and Vin Jr and families. Your dad was a great man and my family's prayers are with you all and your families. Andrea Mitides Class of 86
Andrea Mitides

Vinny thank you for all of your help. Richard and Nancy Dow
Richard Dow

Vinny was truly a remarkable man. As you read his accomplishments and dedication to his country and family it's of no surprise. That's who Vinny was. My condolences to his family.

A man of honor at both doing his job and serving his country. It was a privilege know him may he rest in peace
Greg Leverone

Mr. Pearl was dedicated to his community, his country, and the kids at Milford High School. I may have ran away from him in the halls a few too many times, but I know that he was there to keep us safe. You will be missed.
Greg Gagnon

What a GREAT man!! I'm glad I chance to cross his path in Vero Beach. He definitely made me laugh a few times, and he always had kindness in his heart with wisdom to share. God Bless you Vinny & may you rest in peace!!
Lesley Thompson Steamboat Springs, Colorado

"Family", that's all I can say Vinny. I had the opportunity to conversate with him a thousand times and the principles were always the same. Loyalty, honor, integrity, the permanence of my actions, and family. He was an honorable man and I will miss seeing new photos of him walking in the parades, wearing his dress uniform. I don't think anyone I've ever met was so proud to put it on. Thank you for your service to our country, for raising a loving family, and for our many conversations. Rest easy sir. Our heart filled condolences to the Pearl family.
Deanna & Ivan

Mr. Pearl was a great man. I have so many memories with high school. When he wasn't chasing us down trying to get us to stay in school he was roaming the halls keeping us in check. He was funny and serious about everything he did. It was a genuine pleasure to have known him. He had the spunk of a teenager and the determination of a lion. There wasn't anything that could slow him down. All around a great man and he will be very missed. My condolences to his family and friends. You have lost a soldier but gained and angel. May he rest in the sweetest peace.
Kari Simmons

My sincerest condolences to the Pearl family. Though I did not really know him, his biography alone portrays what a great man he was and what a great life he lived.
Josh Lynde

Mr. Pearl patrolled the hallways of Milford High School and kept us kids in line. "You better have your hall pass or Pearl is going to get ya!". He kept us all in line. I thank him for his service to our country, and am very sorry for your loss.
Brendan Chamberlin

Definitely can't go down memory lane of high school without thinking about Mr. Pearl! condolensces to his family.
MHS class of 1999 grad

Mr. Pearl was a dedicated man to the children of Milford High. Glad to of gotten the pleasure to of met him.

Heart felt sympathy to the family. Knew him working at Milford High. Outstanding gentlemen. He will be missed.
Mary Beth Veneziano

Sorry for your loss.i new vinny growing up on crntral st.use to see him at dick and rosies house.years later when i moved to newport r.i. i ran into him at jonny's house of seafood . At first beach.we talked abd he remembered me.very kind man he was a good man

Vinnie. You will be greatly missed. What a great life you lived. Your stories were so impressive - wow! What a history! Thank you also for your inspiration and your day at a time attitude. Much love to your family. Jane and Jim
Jane and Jim Faraco

Thank you Vinny for always making me feel welcome and heard. You will be missed. Raaar!
Lisa Atchley

It was truly a blessing to have known Vinny for the last eight years, since I returned to Vero Beach Florida. He served his country with pride and dignity and love every minute of it. Mark and I were fortunate to brush against his Spirit once again over the Easter weekend before this Angel took flight .Mercy and Grace be with the family during this time.
Gene and Mark

It was an honour and privilege to know Vinnie. I remember a Newport Club New Years dance, I couldn't keep up with him!! Vinnie had moves going on! He was always quick with a smile and brightened any place by just being there.
Alex Inman, Vero Beach

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