Earl G. "The Pearl Man" Peacock

October 1, 1932 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Earl Peacock Obituary

Cumberland – Earl G. “The Pearl Man” Peacock, 90, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Lincoln. He was the beloved husband of Paula (Carroll) Peacock and the late Joan (Leddy) Peacock. Earl would have celebrated his 91st birthday this coming October 1.

Born in Pawtucket on Suffolk Avenue, a son of the late John N. and Grace (Sherman) Peacock, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Cumberland 9 years ago.

Mr. Peacock was the Owner and President of Peacock Tool & Dye Company in Providence for over 30 years before retiring in 2008. From 1986-2008, he also owned Plastic Innovations.

During the Korean War, Earl enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 1954 and served 8 years.

Earl was a longtime member of Pawtucket Country Club and the Fortnightly Club in Lincoln. He was a member of North Palm Beach (FL) Country Club for 10 years. He was a member of Jenks Lodge #24, F. & A.M.

An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Bristol County Striper Club and the Blue Water Anglers. Through the years, Earl caught many fish including a 1000 lb. Bluefin tuna and an 860 lb. Bluefin tuna. He was also a member of the Nooseneck Hill Club at the Addieville East Farm in Mapleville and the South County Rod & Gun Club.

Earl had many hobbies but perhaps his most cherished was time spent on his boat, The Pearl Man. You could find the Pearl Man, alongside his boating partner in crime, Stormin Normand, quite often docked at Bannister’s Wharf in Newport. Or maybe dockside in Block Island, headed to The Oar for their famous frozen mudslides that he enjoyed. When not exploring the RI coastline, The Pearl Man would head for the CT shoreline for some fun in Mystic and also Essex, where The Griswold Inn was a place he loved. Along with boating, Earl spent many days on the golf course. It was a love/hate relationship with the game of golf. However, one thing was for sure, he loved time spent with friends on the green and, of course, at the 19th hole. When not on the land or sea, Earl loved to fly. He had a Cessna 182 and it was not unheard of for Earl to sneak away from a family gathering to do a flyover.

Above all, Earl cared deeply for time spent with family and friends. Earl was the life of the party, never forgetting to bring his sense of humor and the Bud Light. No matter the occasion, Earl was so complimentary of the host, and even more so, of the chef. Whether it was a backyard BBQ with well-done hot dogs (his request) or a five-course meal during the holidays, Earl was always so grateful for, the meal but more importantly, the company. He had a tremendous love for his family and friends and never missed an opportunity to have fun with them. Earl was the true definition of someone who loved life and absolutely lived it to the fullest.

Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his two loving daughters, Lynn Dougherty and her husband John of Charlestown, and Nancy Bruzzi of North Attleboro, MA; his two loving grandchildren, Justin Bruzzi and his wife Melissa of Norfolk, MA, and Lynsey Bruzzi, USAF serving in Louisiana; his three beloved great grandchildren, Vincent, Lillian and Travis; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Peacock.

His funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Earl’s memory to Epona Safe Haven, 326 Nipmuc Road, Foster, RI 02825 would be appreciated. For Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.      

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