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Maureen Rose O'Mealey Pearce

Maureen Rose O'Mealey Pearce
  • December 1, 1936 - March 2, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Charleston Animal Society
    2455 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“I am so sorry to hear of Maureen's passing. Maureen and Maurice were one of the first couples I met when I moved to Marais. I always enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dodie Rodgers - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sue and I wish Maurice and family our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Maureen was always fun to talk with at community events and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Marc Retchin - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“On behalf of the Charleston Animal Society, I want to thank you for asking for donations in lieu of flowers in honor of Ms Maureen. Your kind gesture...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“We always enjoyed our chats with Maureen as she walked Mellow.She was a good neighbor and a lovey person with a quiet sense of humor. We will miss...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: E Peter Becker

“Maurice I was so saddened to learn of Maureens passing. She will be missed by many friends and neighbors of Marais, especially at our social...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marguerite Cappuccio - SC

“For most of our lives we were separated by years and miles. My most vivid memories are from the time we both lived in Kansas (who could have...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Colleen Arnold - Gotha, FL

“Dear Maureen,Thank you for all the many years of work you supplied to The Supreme Court of the United States in your position in the Reporter of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Wilma Grant - Sterling, VA

“My fondest memory of Maureen is aqua jogging in the Marais pool with her. I loved having the company and she was a great conversationalist, with a...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa and Alan Isaacson - SC

“Uncle Mert and Val,We love you and you are in our prayers. Uncle Mert, we fondly remember the time you and Aunt Maureen came to visit us on one of...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dan O'Mealey - Byron Center, MI

“We will celebrate her life...not grieve her dying. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Scoggin - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Maureen Rose Pearce, 80, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Colonel Maurice Cody Pearce entered into eternal rest Thursday, March 2, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in The Church of The Holy Cross, 2522 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Maureen was born December 1, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Bert O'Mealey and the late Jessie Allen O'Mealey. She was a Retired Paralegal with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Former Editor of The Assoc. of Reporters of Judicial Decisions and a published writer for magazines and newspapers. She passed on her love of reading to her family and her gift as an accomplished cook to her granddaughter. Maureen was also an active supporter of The Church of The Holy Cross.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Maurice; her daughter, Valerie Anne Zuidema-Pearce of Mt. Pleasant, SC; her sister, Colleen Arnold (Jeff) of Orlando, FL; her brother, Patrick O'Mealey (Annita) of Monroe, OR; four grandchildren: Danielle Maureen Zuidema, Loren Eric Zuidema, Ryan Zuidema and Jesse Zuidema; and a great-granddaughter, Riley Marie Zuidema.

Maureen was predeceased by her son, Eric Ranson Pearce.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.