Eunice Gertrude Jackson
January 27, 1922 – July 5, 2018
Harwich Port, MA-Eunice passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 5, 2018.
She was born January 27, 1922 in Medford, MA and also attended schools in Medford, MA.
Eunice is reunited in heaven with her parents, Robert and Helena Jennings, her four siblings, her husband, Richard “Dick” Fitzgibbon and her two sons, Richard and Robert Fitzgibbon. Eunice was a Gold Star Mother having lost both her husband and son Richard in Vietnam. She is survived by her two daughters, Trudy and her husband John McDermott of Ormond Beach, Florida and Linda and her husband Gerry Compas of San Antonio, Texas, and daughter-in-law Cheryl Fitzgibbon of Parkland, Florida.
She was blessed with six grandchildren; Stephen (wife Sue) Williams, Richard (wife Karen) Williams, Stacy Hartman (husband Zak), Richard Fitzgibbon, Sean Compas, and Jonathan Compas. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren, Brenden and Megan Williams, Alyssa and Kaylee Williams, Mia Compas, Dante and Dallas Sabotka, Daylin Fitzgibbon, Kaeden Fitzgibbon and Drake Hartman.
Eunice lived for many years in Columbia, Connecticut. After retiring, she joined her daughter in her Harwich Port home. Eunice loved the ocean and summers on the beach with her grandchildren! Eunice also loved traveling with her family to Europe, California and Hawaii.
She also loved her “Florida” home with John and Trudy, enjoying her new friendships there with so many wonderful friends calling her “Mom” too. She loved to read and daily crossword puzzles were never far from her reach. Her 95th birthday was a cause for a celebration with all 27 family members attending in Florida to surprise her! They were joined by 30 friends to celebrate with dinner, “Life with Me Mom”, Nana stories and much laughter.
Eunice will be remembered as a most loving and kind Grandma. She was so proud of her family. Our family feels blessed to have had her in our lives, to share her as our mom, a grandma, a great grandma and a dear friend to many. Eunice……………you will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Mom’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38018. A special thank you to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod for all their special care for Mom during her recent illness.
A visitation will be held at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St. (Rte. 28), W. Harwich, MA, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 11:00am and interment immediately after at Holy Trinity Columbarium.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38018
- Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 14, 2018
- Interment Saturday, July 14, 2018
Eunice Gertrude Jackson
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July 13, 2018
Love you, Nana, miss you tons. - Sean, Michael, and Rosey.
July 10, 2018
When I was a little girl, I remember Eunice always insisted that I get the triple scoop ice cream cone at the local cape Dairy Queen! Even though she knew it was more than I could handle, she never fussed about the sticky chocolate cream trail that followed me from the porch into the house. As simple as it sounds, this is special to me because Linda carries this tradition through her mom by keeping life's sticky messes in perspective as she gives love and support to every person in her life. I am eternally grateful to Eunice for being the beautiful and loving mother that she was to Linda, because that is the mother that Linda has been to me.
With all my love and support,
July 9, 2018
Lunches and dinners with Eunice were always fun. She loved her one glass of wine! She never claimed to be a wine connoisseur but she was very good at distinguishing the different types. Many times at the wine tasting parties...she was correct! Eunice had a beautiful smile and a happy personality. I loved to hear her laugh! She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.❤️
July 7, 2018
I will always remember the days we spent together on Cottage Street in Stoneham.
She always had a beautiful smile on her face and made everyone feel loved.
Your in my thoughts and prayers