Virginia Jackson Obituary

September 26, 2012

in News,Obituaries

CORINTH CORNER — A funeral service for Virginia M. “Jinny” Jackson, 90, who died Sept. 18, at the Woodstock Terrace, was held Sept. 24 at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home. Rev. Deadra Ashton officiated. Burial was held following the service at the Corinth Corner Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Chelsea, the daughter of Arthur F. and Edythe (Davidson) Dickinson.
She attended school in Connecticut where she graduated in 1940 from Warren G. Harding High School in Bridgeport, Conn. On Jan. 1, 1942, she married James O. Jackson.
They lived in Connecticut before moving to Corinth Corner in 1978. James died in 1987. Jinny worked at Weston Woods, which was an educational publishing company and at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn.
She was a member of the United Church of Chelsea and the Chelsea Players Theater Group, both of Chelsea. She was a volunteer at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She loved animals and enjoyed contributing to many animal support groups. She also enjoyed singing, music, dancing or “prancing,” as she called it, and was very active in her church.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur Jackson of Woodstock and Thomas Jackson and wife, Robin of Meriden, Conn.; a daughter, Judith Long and husband, Ed of Needham, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Harcarik of Barkhamsted, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, James O. Jackson; a daughter, Lynn Zarnowski; a granddaughter, Victoria Long; a brother, Arthur Dickinson, Jr.; and several half-brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Chelsea, PO Box 98, Chelsea, 05038.

This obituary first appeared in the September 27, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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