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Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI

OBITUARY

Jacqulyn Mae Washburn

March 23, 1935September 5, 2019
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Jacqulyn “Jackie” Mae Washburn (Peluso), age 84, of Rochester Hills, passed away Thursday September 5, 2019. Jackie was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 23, 1935. She married Joe Washburn in Fairview Park Ohio on September 15, 1956. Jackie started her family in Ohio in 1958, and later moved to St. Louis Missouri with her family in 1966. In 1975 the Washburns moved to Rochester Hills where she has been a resident for the last 44 years. Jackie attended St. Irenaeus Catholic Church. There she helped settle refugee families and assisted with funeral luncheons. She also worked as a volunteer serving food to the homeless in Pontiac. She loved gardening and raising flowers at her home and in the community every year. She raised a long line of golden retrievers and leaves behind her last retriever Mandy. Jackie was survived by her husband of 63 years, Joe Washburn; children Jeff Washburn, Jill (Don Henderson) Washburn, and Jon (Jamie) Washburn; and grand-children Bridget, Brett, Brendan, and Brock. She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Emma (Morano) Peluso; and her sister Joanne Alvaro. Jackie’s family will welcome all to a visitation on Tuesday 10th from 4-8pm and on Wednesday from 10:30 until the time of funeral service at 11am at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made in Jackie’s honor to the Michigan Humane Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Pixley Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe Washburn, Husband
  • Jeff Washburn, Son
  • Jill (Don Henderson) Washburn, Daughter
  • Jon (Jamie) Washburn, Son
  • Bridget, Brett, Brendan, and Brock, Grandchildren
  • golden retriever Mandy, Dog
  • Joe and Emma (Morano) Peluso, Parents (deceased)
  • Joanne Alvaro, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Sherri Smith

September 13, 2019

Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you love your Mom and Dad. You are in my thoughts as always. ❤️

Kevin Weatherby

September 9, 2019

Dear Joe,
My sincerest condolences for the loss of Jackie. It was a pleasure
to have met her at the arena while playing hockey. We as a group,
were appreciative of her support and time spent watching us.
Thanks so much for that special moment of introduction and
seeing her smile.
Sending prayers,
Kevin Weatherby

John Maurer

September 8, 2019

Dear Joe: I was so very sorry to read of the loss of your dear wife, Jackie. I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. John G. Maurer (your old Great Oaks West II neighbor).

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