Lucy Antoinette Jachetta

October 13, 1925July 14, 2013
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Lucy Jachetta Left this world on July 14, 2013 and will be missed by those who loved her. Lucy was born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Josephine Accurso on October 13th, 1925. Lucy moved to San Francisco when she was five years old. She attended Commerce High School, City College and San Francisco State University. Lucy married her sweetheart, Joseph Jachetta on July 26th, 1947. They settled in Marin County, where they raised a family of six children. Joseph passed away in 2010. Lucy left college when she married, but reentered San Francisco State when her youngest child began elementary school. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970 and earned her California Teaching Credential in 1971. Lucy spent the next 23 years teaching middle school social studies and English. She spent most of those years at St. Paul's Catholic School in San Francisco where she taught hundreds of students over the years and made many lasting friendships. She was a dedicated and talented teacher who loved her students as well as the subjects she taught. Lucy loved politics, current events and American history. She was an avid consumer of news media and she enjoyed a spirited conversation. She took pleasure in traveling with her husband, Joe, and visited many places throughout the world. Lucy was a lifelong learner and after retirement, thoroughly enjoyed studying Italian. Lucy also loved her home and garden and created a special place that will forever be in the memories of her family. Lucy's pride and joy was her family. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Esther Accurso, sister-in-law, Tosca DesRosiers, as well as her six children: Linda Gribble (Chip), John Jachetta (Brenda), Jim Jachetta (Karen), Laura McLeran (Brian), Stephanie Hart (Larry) and Rossana Hart. She was grandmother to Stephen Gribble, David Gribble, Christine Jachetta, Theresa Jachetta, Michael Jachetta, Andrew Jachetta, Emily Perez (Jess), Marc McLeran, Daniel Hart, Joseph Hart, Stephanie Hart and Kirby Smyth. She was great grandmother to Lucy Perez. Lucy was a loving mother and Nonnie and a dear friend. She will be sorely missed. A Viewing will be held on Friday, from 4-7:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00am St. Sebastian Church, Kentfield, at 11:00am on Saturday, July 20th.


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lucy Antoinette Jachetta

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Michele Lyons

October 11, 2013

I am sorry this is so after-the-fact, but I just saw the notice posted on Facebook. Mrs. Jachetta was my favorite teacher. She taught Social Studies at Star of the Sea Elementary school when I was new in 8th grade with a bunch of kids who had grown up together. Her class was the bright spot of the day. She was funny, she was fierce, she was thought-provoking, and she expected the best from us. I became a history major in part because of her, and am now a museum curator. She had a great impact on so many students. I wish I had thanked her in person.

Todd Barbee

July 25, 2013

Dear Jachetta Family,
I have so many fond memories of growing up next door to Joe and Lucy. I will always remember them for the sweet and kind people that they were. Rest in Peace Lucy. Give Joe a big hug for me. Thanks for putting up with us.

Madeline Fendler

July 22, 2013

I remember you from Jomar when we were all in HS. I will keep your family in my prayers. My Mom (91) passed away in April in MV, and I miss her daily. Jomar and I had planned to travel together to Italy as old ladies, but that wont be possible now that she is gone too. Take care! I will be a Nonnie in a week so life goes on...
Muffie Pennisi Fendler

Dominique Stewart

July 20, 2013

I spent many a night at the Jachetta home during my high school years, with Rosanna. The things we did and what Lucy put up with....the pool in and out of the house..she was always lovely. The raking of the shag rug was a favorite chore she bestowed on Rosanna....I'd laugh every time. And over the years as I grew up, I was fortunate enough to share an adult relationship, she will be deeply missed, as is Joe. My thoughts are with you Rosanna and ALL of your lovely family.

Patty Armanini

July 20, 2013

Dear Laura, Brian, Marc, and Emily,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your wonderful mom and grandmother will live on in your hearts and memories. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, The Armanini Family

July 18, 2013

Our condolences to the children and grandchildren. Joe and Lucy were wonderful people and neighbors.
Joy and Leo Andrade

July 17, 2013

I had Mrs. Jachetta as my 6th grade teacher at Star of the Sea in SF. She was fabulous! I adored her no nonsense approach and she was so smart. She dressed to the nines and had a great sense of humor. She was a gem.
Karen Robertson Strain

July 17, 2013

Lucy was a great person and I loved her very much. I will miss her.
Tim Smyth