Constance D Jacobson

Passed away on November 9, 2018

Constance “Connie” Diane Jacobson, born May 3, 1933 in Beverly, Massachusetts, died on November 9, 2018 surrounded by her family in Falmouth. Daughter of the late Philip and Anna (Dietrich) Polansky and sister of the late Sheldon Polansky, she was predeceased by her loving son-law Richard Kelley. Connie moved to Maine as a child and while in high school Connie met the love of her life, Ronald, at a dance at the Jewish Community Center on Cumberland Avenue. The two dated all throughout high school and were married on September 3rd 67 years ago. Connie was always the life of the party and surely knew how to throw one. She was an impeccable dresser - from her matching shoes, handbags, to her hats and jewels. Connie was forever on many boards and committees throughout her life in her Jewish communities Portland and south-ern Florida. She and Ron were early members of Temple Beth El and were involved on boards and committees in their beloved Jewish community. Connie was a life member and former president of Hadassah.

In 1987, she and Ronald moved to Delray Beach, FL where they became engrained in their new community at The Lexington Club. Connie quickly joined the ladies bowling league, golfing team, women’s club, and show chorus. Connie was always a gracious hostess and loved to have dinner parties, host Super Bowl parties for all their Portland snowbird friends, and all Jewish holidays where no one was ever alone. Connie even volunteered to join Ron on Neighborhood Patrol because she got to wear a neat pa-trol outfit.

While Ron and Connie raised a family of skiers, Connie herself never skied. She always packed the best lunches and snacks for the family - she may have never been on the slopes, but she’d sit in the lodge wearing the nicest ski outfits. When the Family skied at Wild Cat Mountain in Jackson NH. Connie was able to put together Mah Jong games with her cousin, the late Beatrice Bornstein and other non-skiing Moms. While spending hours on end waiting for her families return to the lodge, Commie knitted sweaters and many other amazing clothing for herself and family. It was not unusual to find Connie the center of attention with an adopt-ed group of college kids in the middle of the lodge.

As the loving matriarch of the family, Connie leaves behind her adoring husband Ronald of 67 Years, her children, David and Carla Jacobson of Florida, Marlene Jacobson Kelley & Michael and Linda Harmon Jacobson of Falmouth. The absolute loves of her life, her grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica Jacobson of Windham, Jennifer and Brian Brenerman of Scarborough, Andrew and Brenda Kelley of Texas, Nicole Jacobson of Waterville, Sara Jacobson of Westbrook, and Joshua Jacobson of Florida. Great-grandchildren who always made her smile, Cody, Brooke, Ella, Parker and Hazel.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Jacobson family.


  • Hospice of Southern Maine
  • Chabad House of Southern Maine
  • JCA of So. Maine Center Day Camp Maintenance Fund


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Richard Kessler

November 18, 2018

To the Jacobson family. So sorry for the loss of a wife, mother, grandmother and the ultimate person to have your back. She was the best of the best and the mold was broken when she was born. My heart breaks for all of you. You are in my thoughts.

Kathy Baker

November 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Jacobson family on the passing of your Mother & Grandmother. May your wonderful life-long memories of Connie bring you comfort in the coming days and months.

Elaine R

November 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Jacobson Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you draw comfort from God's Love and from the Love and Support of Family and Friends to give you strength and peace during your time of sorrow