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Jane G. (Mealy) Jackman
February 26, 1929 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Jane Gray Jackman (nee Mealy), age 94, beloved widow of Robert Hollis Jackman married July 17, 1948, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024, in Storrs, CT. She was born on February 26, 1929 in Watertown, MA to the late Joseph Henry Mealy and Carolyn Lee Hubert.
Jane graduated from Lexington, MA, high school in 1946. She graduated from Northeastern University in 1951 and received her Masters degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1974. Before moving to Alaska in 1978, she worked for Head Start with early childhood development in Willimantic, CT.
Jane and Bob lived in Copper Center, AK (also Tanana, Nome and Valdez) for decades. She was an avid gardener, quilter, cook/baker and bird lover. She was also a dedicated caregiver to Bob. They moved back to Storrs in December 2010. Jane enjoyed being an active member of the Glen Ridge community since March 2011.
Jane is survived by her son Paul Jackman, his wife Carol and daughters Amy (Andrew Duckett) and Tiffany (Jeffery West), daughter-in-law Ione Jackman and her son Gregory; five wonderful great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all of us as well as all her extended family throughout the country and many friends from Alaska and the Glen Ridge community.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband Robert Hollis Jackman and son John Jackman.
Jane’s ashes will be scattered at noon on Friday, January 26, 2024, contingent upon weather, with family and friends at the Riverside cemetery by the Fenton River off Gurleyville road in Mansfield, CT. A reception will follow. Jane and Bob’s ashes will also be scattered in Alaska at a ceremony during the summer of 2024.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s name may be sent to Potter Funeral Home to be forwarded to Ione Jackman for a planned memorial at Glen Ridge.