Barbara Jacobson

November 28, 1929April 27, 2019

Barbara (Goldman) Jacobson of Marblehead and Boca Raton, FL, entered into rest on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Selbert Jacobson with whom she shared seventy years of marriage. Devoted mother of Paula Gerson and husband Bruce of Fort Lauderdale, and Rhonda Jackson and husband William of Marblehead. Cherished grandmother of Michael Gerson, Steven Gerson and fiancé Jillian, and Brandon Gerson and fiancé Denika; Michelle Jackson and wife Shanna, and David Jackson and wife Jennifer. The treasured great-grandmother of Nathaniel, Connor, Olivia, Stella, Micah, Charlotte and Jacob. The loving sister of the late Melvin Goldman. Dear daughter of the late Israel and Sarah “Sally” (Feldberg) Goldman.

Barbara grew up in Lynn and raised her family in Marblehead. She worked for many years in retail as a buyer and department manager. Barbara had many hobbies and interests that she excelled at; most notably she was an avid card player, knitter and bowler. Nothing was more important to Barbara than her family and friends.

Services for Barbara will be private.


  • Shiva Observance Thursday, May 2, 2019


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Pat Adams

May 2, 2019

Rhonda, Billy, Michelle, David & Families,
So sorry to just now, this evening, read about the passing of Barbara. I have many remembrances of her during our daughter Kristen's younger years as she spent many fun and Happy days at your home. Sorry we missed the Shiva. Our sincere condolences to all.
Pat and Tom Adams

Stephanie Macisaac

May 1, 2019

Barbara was a 2nd mother to me,, she was was my neighbor in Nahant and one of my best friends,,, she was a women beyond her Tim and a women within herself,,, a born business women. I will remember her throughout my life and miss her dearly
Love you Barbara