Northborough – Anne G. Jackson, a resident of Northborough, MA for the past 62 years, passed with her beloved family surrounding her on Saturday, December 16, 2023.
She was predeceased by her loving husband James J. Jackson, Jr., and leaves her eight children; Katherine Berberian and her husband, George of Worcester, Michael Jackson and girlfriend, Kim Morrow of North Grafton, Deborah Ryan and her husband, Ralph of Plainville, Judie Jackson of Arlington, Linda Erickson and her husband, Jack of Spencer, Patricia Jackson and her wife Kathy Palumbo, of Salisbury, Lawrence Jackson and his wife, Janet of Medway and Carol Jackson of Charlestown. Twelve grandchildren; Ashley and George Berberian Jr., Christopher, Andrew and Ellie Ryan, Angela, David, Michelle and April Erickson, Tyler, Connor and Isabella Jackson and two great grandchildren; Brayden and Julianna Berberian. Sister of Janie Chafin and sister-in-law to Rod Chafin of Orange Park, FL.
She was a very dedicated parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. She participated in many of St. Rose’s activities over the years as well as being a loyal supporter. Former employee of Northborough Senior Center and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Anne grew up in Huntington, WV. Daughter of Clarence C. Meisel and Ethel Schwartz Meisel. She attended Marshall University in Huntington where she met her future husband James, she then transferred to the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City while James was drafted in the US Army. After a year apart they moved to Tucson, AZ where they were married. When James finished his service, they moved back to Huntington, WV to start their family and later moved to CT for 3 years before moving to Northboro as their permanent residence.
Anne was the anchor and rock of her entire extended family. Anne was selflessly devoted to her eight children and treasured the immense joy she had spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Affectionally called Grammy, she loved sewing, baking cookies, playing cards, and vacationing with her family on Cape Cod during the Summers.
Anne was a wholehearted, kind, generous, strong, and resilient woman who taught her family the importance of kindness and forgiveness. Anne will also be remembered for her infectious laugh and having the incredible gift of being present and listening to all her kids. (That was no easy task!) With having eight children, Anne was meticulously organized and structured even up to the moment of her passing. Anne’s bedtime was at 9pm every night, how appropriate that her final eternal rest was at 9pm. What divine timing!
Calling hours will be held on Thursday December 21, 2023, at 9am – 10:30am at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street (Rte. 20) Northborough followed by a funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main Street, Northborough, MA at 11am. Anne’s burial will follow in Howard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may go to Catholic Charities: https://www.ccworc.org/donate/.
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