Irene Jacobs

November 20, 1922July 24, 2018

Irene Jacobs, 95, a lifelong resident of Beverly passed peacefully on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at Hunt Nursing and Rehab in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Morton R. Jacobs.

Born in Beverly, she was a daughter of the late Isadore and Lena (Fladger) Ginsberg. Irene was a pre-school teacher at Mrs. Garry's, and following her teaching she worked in the main office at Briscoe Middle School until her retirement. She was an avid and accomplished bridge player and an avid golfer. She enjoyed travel and most of all spending time with family and friends. If she considered you a friend you were family. She was old-school tough, physically and mentally, and a cancer survivor. Irene was a life member of the Sisterhood Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly, she was also a life member of Brandeis University and the Salem-Beverly Chapter of Hadassah.

She had one son, Larry Jacobs of Salem, and 3 "daughters" Dora, Barbara and Debbie; a sister, Helen Bloom of Beverly; and a sister-in-law, Helen Ginsberg of East Providence, RI. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings Charlotte Goldman, Richard and Harris Ginsberg.

Funeral services will be private. Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Hunt Nursing & Rehab Center, Attn: Activities Dept. 90 Lindall St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit


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Jerry Foster

July 26, 2018

Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. Now she can be with your dad again and no longer have to suffer. She had a long and well lived life which should be celebrated! The Fosters

Arlene Pero

July 26, 2018

I got to know Irene Jacobs at Apple Village. She was funny, always smiling and I learned a lot
from Irene. She reminded me of my Nana. Irene was a friend to all who knew her.
I am pleased to have called her my friend.