Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA


Virginia A. Jackson

11 August, 194225 March, 2020

Virginia Anne (Callahan) Jackson, 77, of East Sandwich, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 25, after a long illness. Ginny was born on August 11, 1942 in St. Louis MO, the second daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (Shea) Callahan, and raised in Springfield, MA. She received a B.A. at the Elms College, and worked as an elementary school teacher in the city of Springfield for most of her teaching career.

Ginny married her childhood best friend, John Jackson, in 1968, and they moved around the country as Army orders dictated, then settled down, and raised their two daughters. They lived in Longmeadow, MA., until moving to East Sandwich in 1989.

Ginny was funny and feisty and stubborn. She drove with both feet and felt speed limits were mostly a suggestion. She liked to read the end of a mystery novel first, and went on the scariest amusement park rides if her kids needed an adult-something they did not fully appreciate at the time. She sang along to the radio, preferred her Manhattan on the rocks, and could eat her body weight in sushi at Inaho, her favorite restaurant.

She loved children and dogs, and was never happier than when her home was full of both. She loved to travel with her family, meet new people and experience new cultures and local cuisine.

Ginny was predeceased by her sister, Mary Callahan, her son in law, Adam Bell, many family members and close friends, and her dogs; Dublin, Patches, Maggie and Abbey. A joyous reunion is expected, Irish Whiskey will be served.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Jackson of East Sandwich, her daughters, Mary Beth Jackson of East Sandwich and Anne Bell Luevano and her husband, Paul of Boston, MA., her in-laws; James Jackson of E. Longmeadow, MA, the Luevano family in Longwood, FL, and The Bell and Perry families, of Worcestershire, UK, her Flamingo family, and many close family members and friends around the world.

Funeral arrangements will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to help kids who didn't have the great gift of having someone like Ginny as mom, to: Child and Family Services, 3057 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745

“So long, and thanks for all the fish!”


  • Funeral services planned at a later date


Virginia A. Jackson

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David Hopkins

3 April 2020

Anne and family, I remember your mom so fondly. She was always quick to host the impromptu party and was always supportive of you girls. She loved you all. Continue her legacy!

David Hopkins

Bruce & Ellen Cutcliffe

29 March 2020

Ginny was a true friend who, regardless of her illness, was determined to lead a full life; she so enjoyed going out to dinner, laughing and simply enjoying friendships. We have fond memories of the times the four of us spent together at the Daniel Webster Inn, Captain Scott's, the Brewster Fish House, and Moby Dick's, and just being together discussing our girls or solving world problems. We marveled over the loving care Ginny received from John; he was constantly waiting on her every need. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to John, Mary Beth, Anne and Paul, and her extended family.

Scott mochak

29 March 2020

My deepest condolences Mary. Will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love always,

Scott mochak

Lucyna Czarnota-Dolliver

28 March 2020

Ginny was such an amazing person, full of love, sincerity, and joy. She will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to Mr. Jackson and Family.

with love;
Lucy and family

Susan Remy

27 March 2020

Ginny will be remembered as a fun loving woman and we are truly blessed to have made memories with her. We cannot express how saddened we are by her passing and send our thoughts and prayers to John and the girls and to all her family and friends. Sorry we never had the opportunity to take her for a ride in the truck with Brady.

Carole Vercoe

27 March 2020

The Vercoe family has many happy memories of our days in Brewster with Ginny. She was a kind and generous lady who always made us feel welcome. Our deepest sympathy to John, Anne, and Mary Beth.


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