ARUNDEL — Freda A. Pearson, 87, of Arundel, died peacefully Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with her son at her side following a brief illness.

Freda was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Springvale, the daughter of Fred Ray and Gertrude Lillian Welch Bragdon,  and attended Wells Schools.

She married Robert H. Pearson, and they made their home on the family farm in Arundel. Employed as an operator, she worked for New England Tel & Tel for 30 years, starting in Sanford, Biddeford, and retiring after more than 30 years from the Westbrook office. She was a lifetime member with the Pioneers and had been a member for 70 years.

She loved watching any and all sporting events, especially the Red Sox, watching “The Voice” and “Dancing with the Stars,” and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Pearson, who died in 1988.

Survivors include: her son, Dale Pearson of Arundel; a brother, Richard Bragdon of East Waterboro; a sister-in-law, Carolyn  Bragdon of Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Freda during her stay at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Services will be private.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 180 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Freda’s Book of                 Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME 04043.