June 13, 1931 – December 24, 2018
Jacqueline “Jackie” Zamberlin June 13, 1931 – December 24, 2018. Jackie was born in Seattle WA, second daughter of John and Agnes Hurley. She attended St. Therese grade school and graduated from Immaculate High School May 24, 1949. Jackie met John in 1952. Jackie and John married February 7, 1953. The happy couple came to San Francisco on their honeymoon where Rosanne and John Jr. were born. Later they moved across the bridge to sunny Marin County. They raised their family on the water in Santa Venetia where they created a beautiful waterfront haven. Jackie worked in the banking Industry in San Francisco, Credit Unions in Marin, Milens Jewelry and retired from Kaiser after 20 years in Optical Sales in Terra Linda. After retiring she volunteered for Cancer Society in Terra Linda / Novato, Kaiser Physical Therapy, St Vincent’s Godmothers – Vinnie’s Closet and also drove carpool for her grandson John and his friend Liam. Jackie and John’s greatest joy was their children, grandchildren and their great- grandchildren. Our Mother was a very giving person there was always room at the table for 1 more at our house at a moment’s notice. Jackie loved to entertain at home for Birthdays, Anniversaries or Holidays with family, friends and neighbors. Growing up in Santa Venetia (Scabo) all of the parties included the whole family adults and children. Jackie was loving, light hearted and she wanted everyone to be comfortable in our home. Mom was a person who loved to shop for special gifts for those she loved. Jackie loved children as they left she often had a dollar or a gift as they went out the door. She also spoiled the dogs with treats. Jackie enjoyed gardening; she loved her roses, camellias, peonies and cactus garden. Jackie decided to start collecting dolls if John had his boats she needed her own hobby. She would go to doll shows and narrowed her collection to Shirley Temple dolls and memorabilia. Family and friends gave Jackie many Shirley Temple items music, posters, videos and anything Shirley. Jackie was a gentle soul, smiled as she greeted you and a big hug when you left. Jackie loved her Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day was a day were everyone gathered at the house wearing green for a celebration with a full corn beef and cabbage dinner including homemade soda bread. St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas Eve especially will be days we will remember her. Jackie’s smile and wit will be missed – Love you more Mom, Grandma, and Great Gradma Z. Jackie died surrounded by her children. She is survived by her loving Sisters Delores Yanak, Patricia Browning, Hurley Brothers John, Michael, and Richard. Jackie had six children - preceded by husband John, son John Jr. (Jay), daughter Patricia, and grandson Jared Overfield. Survived by Rosanne Zamberlin, Daniel Zamberlin (Patty), Mary Jo (Scott Thurston), and Carol Zamberlin. Seven grandchildren, Lisa Thurston, Niki (Jason) Filippi , David Thurston (Megan), David Overfield (Laura), Marc Thurston, Daniel Thurston, John Zamberlin and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation Friday January 11 from 4 - 7:30 PM at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, 94901 (Rosary at 6 PM). Funeral Mass at St. Isabella's Church Saturday January 12 at 11:00 AM, 1 Trinity Way San Rafael 94903. Internment immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 270 Los Ranchitos Rd., San Rafael CA 94903. Reception following at Le Chalet Basque 405 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael 94903 In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of choice or St Vincent’s School for Boys 415-507-2000 or Hospice by the Bay 415-526-5500.
- Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, January 12, 2019
- Graveside Service, Reception
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January 1, 2019
Mr & Mrs "Z" were and will always be a part of Santa Venicia.
I can remember all us " girls" went out to the city ( San Francisco ) for one of Carols birthdays , Mrs Z was right there
with the rest of us , kicking up her heels , laughing , so full of life !
That is how I will always remember her .
December 30, 2018
It has been nearly fifty years since I've spoken to Mrs. Zamberlin, but her positive influence on my life is unquestionable. I will always remember her warm welcoming smile each time I visited her home. She was a lovely person and helped to secure the deep roots I have in the Santa Venetia neighborhood.
Much love to the family. May your grief be quickly replaced with wonderful memories of a life well lived.