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1977 James 2021

James Pearl

November 26, 1977 — October 16, 2021

James Eric Pearl, 43, of St. Johnsbury passed away unexpectedly Sunday October 17th.  James leaves behind his fiancé, Lisa Ruffner, two young children, Veyda and Lochlan; mother, Jacqueline Prescott and husband Joe; father, Ronald Pearl and wife Kathy; sister, Jill Pearl-Leclair and husband, Jon; siblings, Holly Taylor and husband Chris, Honi Bean-Barrett and husband Paul, Chad Bean and fiancé, Katy along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

A lively and free spirit, James took great pride in his stone work.  A true master craftsman, who put his all into every project.  He had a work ethic to be admired; rivaled only second to the immense love he had for his children.  His infectious laugh could fill a room and will not soon be forgotten by those he loved.

James cherished the simple moments-driving his daughter Veyda to dance, taking his son Lochlan for fun in the arcade, spending summer days on the beach with both, and building a giant snowman at Nonna and Poppa’s.  A man found outside the home more than in-James loved fishing, snowmobiling, and riding his Harley. When he was inside, you could find him in the kitchen cooking up an elaborate albeit late meal- a special treat for friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held at Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center on Sunday October 24th from 1pm to 4pm.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center

2559 Mountain Rd, Burke, VT 05832

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