Mary E. (Urquhart) Pearsull, 85

Mar 22, 2022

ROCHESTER — Mary E. (Urquhart) Pearsull, 85, of Rochester, died March 20, 2022 after a long illness. She was the wife of Jack M. Pearsull, Sr.

Born in Blakely, GA, she was 1 of 5 siblings. After her birth she moved to New York City where she was raised. She was the daughter of the late Gladys (Urquhart) Cabral and Louis Urquhart and the stepdaughter of the late Mahoney P. Cabral.

While attending high school, she worked part-time painting porcelain dolls in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She then graduated from New York School of Fashion & Design.  She then married Jack Pearsull and began their life together and had three children.  

She worked as an accountant for Ludwig, Berman & Spears Furniture Store and Empire Department Store in New York City for three years. She later pursued her career  as a self-employed artist. Throughout her career she has shown her work in many art exhibits and galleries. She spent part of her life living in Long Island, NY.  She later relocated her residence with her family to Rochester, where she lived the rest of her life.

As hobbies, she was a competitor in roller skating and had accomplished many winnings in the National Championships in the United States for the past 30 years in dance and figure skating. In 2010, she was inducted into the skaters Hall of Fame and also was Skater of the Year.

She also helped children in the Special Olympics in roller skating as well. She was known for her cooking and baking. She and her husband traveled extensively to Aruba and Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Jack M. Pearsull, Sr.; a son, Jack M. Pearsull, Jr. of Bridgewater; 2 daughters, Timpella Pearsull Flagg of Long Island, N.Y. and Trinette M. Pearsull of New Bedford and daughter-in-law, Brenda Pearsull of Bridgewater and son-in-law, Greg Flagg of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Shawn Urquhart of Albany, GA; grandchildren, Romara Pearsull, Gregory Flagg and Michael Flagg; great-grandchildren, Za’niya Flagg and Marcellus Flagg. She was a godmother to Dwayne Douglas of New York, Nicole Cabral of Wareham and Kelly Cheeping of Las Vegas. She had many other relatives and friends. 

Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham,, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.