Joseph Daniel Jackson

December 13, 1947February 8, 2021

Joseph D. Jackson, 73, of East Hartford, loving husband of 47 years of Denise Ann (Veilleux) Jackson, peacefully entered into eternal life with his caring family by his side on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Waterbury on December 13, 1947, a son of the late Joseph S. and Josephine (O’Keefe) Jackson, he had been a resident of East Hartford since 1977. After graduating technical high school, Joe was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, Joe was employed as a maintenance/custodial worker by the state of Connecticut -Judicial Division and formerly by the town of Glastonbury Board of Education. Joe was an avid fisherman who loved vacationing with his family and friends at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, ME for the past 12 years. He also liked cooking, gardening, and watching his beloved New York Yankees and New York Rangers. Most of all, Joe enjoyed his time spent with his wife, children, granddaughter, and best friends. In addition to his devoted wife Denise, Joe is survived by a son, Christopher S. Jackson and his wife Erin of Glastonbury; a daughter, Amy Jackson of Framingham, MA; and one granddaughter who was the love of his life, Gabrielle Jackson of Glastonbury. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Darlene Hollister and her husband Donald of Chicopee, MA; two nephews, Ryan Hollister and his wife Ashley of Texas, Adam Hollister and his significant other, Sophia Corea, of Chicopee, MA; two dear friends, Todd Charpentier of Hebron, Jimmy Levesque and his wife Linda of East Hartford; and several other friends and former co-workers. Funeral service will be Saturday (February 13th) at 10:30 am at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Burial with full military honors will follow at Veteran’s Memorial Field #2 – Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Due to the current health pandemic, everyone is asked to please wear a face covering and adhere to all of the regulations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to the VA Connecticut Voluntary Service (135), 555 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • VA Connecticut Voluntary Service (135)


  • Calling hours

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Burial with military honors

    Saturday, February 13, 2021


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Joseph Healy

February 13, 2021

Denise, I am so sorry for your loss of Joe, a fellow Viet Nam vet.
Legacy of his memories will always be with you. Now in Heaven's embrace, my brother. Bless you Denise, be at peace and comfort with the Lord.

gary brummett

February 11, 2021

Remembering Joe Jackson as a faithful, cheerful, frequent customer of the now-closed CT Outfitters. I so enjoyed serving Joe as a customer, and chatting with him in the store. He always seemed to be involved in something, very active guy, like nothing was goin to hold him back. God Bless his soul, and may he rest in peace. We need more good-guys like him on earth today.

Margaret and Daniel Charpentier

February 9, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to Denise and family. Joe was a truly wonderful friend to our son Todd. Todd spoke of Joe and Denise often. Thank you, God Bless and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Margaret Charpentier