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Jacqueline Doris Rabot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Care Dimensions Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. She was born to Ralph and Lillian Pfleeger in Utica, N.Y., on January 22, 1921. She graduated from New Hartford NY High School and received a bachelor's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. During WWII, she joined the American Red Cross, where she served as a recreation director providing recreational activities for wartime service patients in Army hospitals. It was during that time, while stationed at Halloran Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y., that she met her future husband, Eugene Rabot.
"Jackie" was an active volunteer in every community where she lived, beginning with her school years in New Hartford, Conn., the North Shore of Boston, and finally in Rockport. Local organizations for which she volunteered include the Wenham Tea House; garden clubs in Topsfield, Hamilton-Wenham and Rockport; local herb societies; the Visiting Nurse Associations; and elder services' Senior Care Inc. She was a world traveler, enjoyed visiting new places with her husband, Gene, whether it be New Zealand, Europe, or the Caribbean; loved swimming, hiking, and cross country skiing; was an avid gardener; an admirer of the fine arts; and vocal defender of our civil liberties.
Jackie is survived by her five children and their spouses, Jeffrey Rabot of Newburyport, Suzanne Rabot of Rockport, Michele and John Gaythwaite of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Christopher Rabot and Evie McKenna of Queens, N.Y., Joanne Rabot and Nancy Park of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Kristina Rodriguez and Martin Rabot; and great-grandchildren, Lilybelle and Damien. She is also survived by nephews and many friends. She was also predeceased by Gene, and a sister, Joan Purvis.
According to Jackie's wishes, there will be no service or calling hours. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that all who loved and enjoyed Jackie's zest for life, be physically active, be an informed citizen who votes, acknowledge what is good and fun in their lives, and to cherish those they love as if there would be no tomorrow. She lives forever in our hearts.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
The family gives a special thank you to Tamara at Connected Home Care.
Published on  September 12, 2017
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