Pearson, Melvina

December 30th, 2009

Melvina E. (Dubord) Pearson, age 93, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at the Wilmington Health Care Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Somerville, MA, on May 5, 1916, Melvina was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth (Leavitt) Dubord. Melvina spent her early years in Somerville and moved with her family to Wilmington at the age of 12. Melvina was the oldest of seven siblings and was very close to her younger sisters, she loved spending time at her sisters cottage at Grady Lake in Maine, she also enjoyed dancing, and was very devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Melvina was the beloved wife of over 50 years to the late Theodore Pearson, who passed in 1984, she was the devoted mother of Evelyn Cushing & her husband Charles and Theodore Pearson all of Wilmington, loving grandmother of Sherri Berry of Salem, NH, Shawn Cushing of Logansport, IN, and Charlie Cushing of Gloucester, MA, and great-grandson Hayden Cushing, dear sister of Charlotte Timlin of Kittery Point, ME, Ruth Howe of Milford, NH, and the late Vera Ebinger of So. Tewksbury, Pauline Lescelles of Exeter, NH, Josephine Lescelles of So. Tewksbury, and Charles Dubord of Billerica, Melvina is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations in Melvina’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Pearson, Melvina”

  1. Ginny Johnson says:

    Sherri and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you.
    love, Ginny

  2. Yvette says:

    Sherri and Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Brittany says:

    sorry to hear of Melvina’s passing. I took care of her at Wilmington for a few years. She was a very sweet lady, and one of my favorite residents. I will remember her always.

  4. Gerry & Tom Graney says:

    Dear Evelyn and Ted,

    We are so sorry on your mom’s passing. She lived the longest in the Dubord family. My mom, auntie Pauline, loved her dearly and looked up to her big sister. She used to talk about the dance marathon’s that your mom was in, when she was in her teens, that went on for hours. I loved your mom and although I didn’t see her very often, she was in my thoughts and prayers. God bless your family and we wish you peace.

  5. Kristen Johnson says:

    Sherri and Family,

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy for the loss of Melvina. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  6. Donna (Andrews) Cullen says:

    Dear Charlotte,

    So sorry to read – just today, August 3 – about your dear sister’s passing. Siblings are precious to us throughout our lives. I pray you find comfort in many happy memories.


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