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 will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, August 2, at Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury. Everyone attending is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, 1242 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury 06762.
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