Robert S. Jackson
November 12, 1932 – June 3, 2019
JACKSON, Robert S., longtime Norwood resident passed away peacefully on June 3, 2019.
Born in East Boston, he was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jackson was a proud Boston College alumni who taught in the Westwood Public Schools for 35 years. In retirement, he volunteered at the Norwood Food Pantry and traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world. He was an active member of the Norwood Senior Center for many years, giving historical talks and playing bridge and whist.
Beloved husband of Mary (Crosby) Jackson. Loving father of Stephen Jackson and his wife Barbara of Marlborough, Julie Price and her husband David of Norwood, Christina Carnovale and her husband Kurt of E. Longmeadow, Carol Herlihy and her husband Paul of E. Walpole, Marilyn Kelland and her husband James of E. Walpole, David Jackson and his wife Lucy of N. Attleboro and Andrea Miller and her husband Bradley of Mansfield. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Nicholas, Todd, Kimberly, Melissa, Jennifer, Erin, Kelsey, Joseph, Ryan, Sean, Maureen, Jonathon, Marie, Erica, Jackson and Jodie. Proud great-grandfather of Calvin. He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Margaret (Culleton) Jackson, his brothers, Donald and Gilbert Jackson and his sister, Margaret Osburn.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 10th at 10:00am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Interment with military honors will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Robert S. Jackson may be made to the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 559 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605.
- Visitation at Gillooly Funeral Home Sunday, June 9, 2019
- A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church Monday, June 10, 2019
- Interment with Military Honors Monday, June 10, 2019
Robert S. Jackson
June 14, 2019
Jenny, Julie and family,
I was so saddened and shocked to read about your father and grandfather's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family during this difficult time.
June 10, 2019
AJ & Family,
I was saddened to hear of your fathers passing, please accept my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Your fathers service to his country and wonderful family will provide lasting memories.
June 9, 2019
To the Jackson Family, Your Dad and Husband was one of the good guys. Our world, neighborhood, and Commerce High School are better from having known him. I looked forward to our chats on his walks. Wishing you peace and sympathy for your loss.