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Arleen G. Pearl

January 23, 2021

Obit Pic Arlen G. Pearl


Arleen Pearl, age 94, of Lake Worth, FL, passed away peacefully in her home on January 23rd, with her loving family by her side.

Arleen was born in 1926 to the late Hillis and Rose Dropkin. She was the loving wife of Herbert Pearl (d. 2002) and sister of Martin Dropkin (d. 2019). Arleen and Herb raised their two children, Jim and Cindi, in Allston, and then in Marblehead, MA.

After graduating from Roxbury Memorial High School in 1943, she went to Mount Ida College, graduating in 1945. She worked for a short while as a social worker, but soon met her beloved Herbie, and started her family. Arleen is remembered for her commitment to family, fashion, and friends. She loved to travel, but her greatest love was her family, with whom she shared her “pearls” of wisdom. Each member embraced her words and had a deep love and respect for her.

She is survived by her son Jim Pearl and his wife Annie of Sag Harbor, NY; her daughter Cindi Richards and her partner Ron Yorks, of Canton, MA; her granddaughter Jennifer (Pearl) Nyberg and her husband Andy of Marblehead; her grandson Jarret Pearl and his wife Lisa of Albuquerque, NM; her granddaughter Ariana (Pearl) Selby and her husband Joe of Marblehead; her Granddaughter Brette (Richards) Rothschild and her husband Jeremy of Bellingham, MA; her grandson Chad Richards and his wife Maura of Mansfield, MA. She was the loving great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren: Maya, Adam, & Serena Nyberg, Jackson, Talia & Nathan Selby, Solana & Konik Pearl, Jake & Taylor Rothschild, and
Scott & Hunter Richards.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Memorial Contributions

Arleen will be laid to rest next to her husband Herbert at Temple Israel Cemetery in Peabody, MA.

A private memorial service will be held this spring/summer.


  1. Beverly Shuman on January 28, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    A wonderful woman living life to the fullest. Her greatest achievement is the family who loved her and will miss her.
    Rest in peace

  2. Ricki Dale on January 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Arleen was a beautiful lady inside and out! I’m so glad I got to spend time with her during the time Cindi spent in Florida. The more we love our moms the sadder it is when they pass ❤️

  3. Nancy Matza Dropkin on January 28, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    May she Rest In Peace and May her memory be for a blessing. She will be missed by many but she has left a wonderful family to carry on in her place.

  4. Marilyn and Stu Kawadler on January 29, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Cindi, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love Marilyn and Stu

  5. Janet Picheny on January 29, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Cindi, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Perhaps it was fortuitous that you got to spend so much quality time with her at the beginning of the pandemic. David and I both send our love to you and your family.

  6. Wendy schneider on January 29, 2021 at 3:32 am

    So sorry Cindi to hear this news. Our condolences go out to you and your beautiful family. The beautiful memories will be with you forever. Xoxo

  7. Florence Wigetman. A Ventura,Florida on January 29, 2021 at 3:49 am

    Dear Cindy, Jimmy ad Pearl family, I was so sorry to hear of Arleen’s passing. The time goes by too quickly, I remember the good days when we started our good years on Countryside Lane. Arleen was a person that enjoyed her life and loved fashion and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed,

  8. Michelle Durgin Walsh on January 29, 2021 at 4:52 am

    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lois and Harvey Marcus on January 29, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May her memory be a blessing

  10. Cindi Richards on February 5, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you all for your condolences. Much appreciated.

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