We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Loves Park
Vivian Ann Pearse, 83, born in Gillett, Wisconsin on June 6, 1938, peacefully passed away after fighting Lymphoma for over a year, in the comfort of her own home on May 25th, 2022. Vivian was the daughter of Freda and Wallace Reed.
In 1955, Vivian became a resident of Illinois, where she worked for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, married her late husband Frank Nardiello, and raised her three children. Vivian also worked in the Harlem School District as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher. In September of 1999, Vivian married Kenneth Pearse, they enjoyed many years of travel, and retirement, and helped raise their grandchildren.
Her interests and hobbies consisted of attending church, cooking, baking, painting, traveling, gardening, writing, dancing, singing, and playing multiple instruments. She lit up the room with her contagious energy and laughter. Vivian, coming from a Latin word meaning ‘alive’, was full of life, love, passion, selflessness, and generosity. There was never a dull moment when ‘Vivi’ was around and she was always willing to help anyone with whatever they needed. She was the greatest storyteller and had humor like no other.
Vivian is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pearse; daughter, Renee (Greg) Bendorf; son, Frank Nardiello; stepson, Jeff (Megan) Pearse; grandchildren Elyse and Timothy Rylatt and Logan and Hayden Pearse; siblings, Phillip (Janice) Reed, Valerie (Roger) Fernandez, Dwight (Gerri) Reed, Karen Reed, Colleen (Joseph) Wicker, Maureen (Bob) Fernandez, Stanley (Ruth) Reed; as well as many Naridello and Pearse, sister and brothers-in-law.
She is predeceased by her parents, Freda and Wallace Reed; late husband, Frank Nardiello; daughter, Cynthia Nardiello; grandson, Nicholas Farlinger; brother, Wallace Reed; Nikki Nardiello, Nina (Phil) Nardiello, and other Pearse and Nardiello in-laws.
Funeral services will be 12:00 pm, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Honquest Family Funeral Homes - Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden.
Vivian will be greatly missed here on earth, but her spirit will always be with us.