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Mary Catherine Jackson

05/10/1953 - 08/17/2021

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Obituary For Mary Catherine Jackson

Mary Catherine Jackson age 68, passed away August 17, 2021, peacefully with family and friends.
Mary lived in Riverside Rhode Island for more than thirty-five years and moved to the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Riverside last September.
Born Newport, Rhode Island May 10, 1953. Mary Catherine (Cathy) was the daughter of the late David S. Jackson from Alabama and Mary Isabel Beaton Jackson from Nova Scotia, who settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1960. Cathy was the third child and oldest daughter of David and Isabel. She attended school in the Portsmouth school systems and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1971, Cathy was well known and respected for her piano and ballet talents. Cathy received a Governor's Scholarship for ballet and taught modern dance at Portsmouth High School. Later she completed a CNA course and was so proud to be able to provide care to others.
Over time Cathy settled in Riverside, Rhode Island and became a devoted member of St. Brendan's Church, where she attended mass as often as she could regardless of weather. The community embraced her and watched over her to keep her safe. Her favorite pit stop was Rhodes Pizza.
Cathy is survived by her siblings Chester Jackson of Maine, John Jackson of Florida, Christine Murphy (Tina) of Rhode Island, Robert Jackson of Thailand, Elizabeth Pavao of Maine, David M. Jackson of Virginia. Her grandson Christopher Collins of Virginia and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Kimberly Kathy Jackson of Florida and her brother Carl A. Jackson of Connecticut.
A memorial donation in lieu flowers may be made to the East Bay Community Action Center, 19 Broadway, Newport RI 02840
A memorial service will be held August 28th at 10 am at St. Brendan's Church, 60 Turner Ave, Riverside., Rhode Island.

A private graveside burial with the family will be held at a later date in Portsmouth, RI.

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  • As a member of the East Providence Fire Dept. being stationed in Riverside. I have gotten to know Mary. It was always a pleasure. Her presence will be remembered and missed. Michael Nasso

  • I remember her well. Such a nice person. She always had something polite and positive to say. My deepest condolences to her family. So very sorry for such a loss. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏

  • I remember seeing Mary walking all the time....May she rest in the arms of Jesus

  • Mary, I always saw you walking between the Fire station at Shore Rd and Buckets general store..you often asked if I could spare a couple of cigarettes, then you'd say thank you and be on your way. You would often sit and relax somewhere along those few blocks between your home and Riverside Square..before I moved out of that area I had no seen you much and often wondered where you were. Mary, may you Rest in Peace 🙏🙏⚘⚘

  • Mary lived across from the Riverside Fire Station and often stopped by to sit at the bench outside of the station to chat with all the fire department personnel. We had many pleasant chats with Mary over the years and she always had a wave for us when the firetrucks drove by her. Rest in Peace, Mary. -Captain Mastriano, EPFD

  • Rest in Peace Mary Catherine Jackson. You are missed seeing you walking around Riverside. You are in God's kingdom where he will take care of you now. Bless you!! Pat T.

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