MIDDLEBURY — Rebecca M. Jackman, 97, died peacefully Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Apple Rehab in Watertown, surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Roy L. Jackman.

Rebecca was born October 21, 1921 in Williamsport, Pa., a daughter of the late Harold W. and Olive (Willets) Hill, and had lived in Middlebury for most of her life. She was a retired employee of the Footwear Division of Uniroyal, Inc., and also formerly worked and volunteered at Middlebury Convalescent Home.

For 70 years, Rebecca was an active member of Middlebury Congregational Church and was the oldest living member of the church. Her strong faith in God carried her throughout her life.

She loved traveling and spending time with family and friends and she was the last of her generation on both sides of the family.

She leaves her children, Nancy Tortora, Lois Mangini and her husband, Donald Mangini, Linda Donovan, Judy Orsini, and Roy Jackman, Jr., and his wife, Teresa Jackman; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert Jackman; her brother, Harold Weymouth Hill, and her sisters, Emma Zaccagnini, Betty Duffy and Martha White.

The family would like to thank Dr. Pun, Sara and the entire staff at Apple Rehab in Watertown for their superb care.

Funeral services took place August 2 at Middlebury Congregational Church. Burial followed in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. Arrangements were by the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, Naugatuck.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury 06762.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.