Our Mother and our rock, Jacqueline Rose (Connelly) Aucoin “Jackie” of Waltham passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023 after a 5 year battle with dementia. She turned 86 on March 2nd and was able to celebrate with her family at a special birthday party in her honor (decorations all in her favorite color purple). Jackie spent the last 4 months at The Eliot Nursing Home where she was cared for with love and dignity by their amazing staff.
Jackie worked for Unitrode in Watertown for about 30 years where she had so many wonderful friends until she retired to help take care of her grandchildren. She loved spending time with Family and making new memories with them. She enjoyed going to watch her grandchildren play softball, soccer, baseball, hockey, football, basketball, gymnastics, cheer leading and dance. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for her family.
She enjoyed watching and cheering on all of the Boston Sports Teams. She would often watch and talk to her son-in-law Stephen about the games. The two of them had a close relationship as he opened his heart and home to her for over 20 years. She also had close relationships with her daughter-in-laws Jody and Donna and always appreciated all they did for the family while living in Seattle and Texas. They always sent pictures of the grandkids, visited when they could and had her visit them for a month at a time. Even though Tellis, Holland and Kelsey lived far away she always had a very close relationship with them because they kept their Boston family present in their hearts.
She had a love for reading books, playing bingo, doing search a word books and watching soap operas. She enjoyed having a cup of tea, a snack and watching Hallmark Christmas movies with her daughter Doreen. She went to just about all of Chad and Brookes events and was known as Grammy Jackie to so many. She would go on rides with her son Jeff, going to watch Kelsey’s UNH college gymnastics meets and loved visiting family friends Billy and Renee. She really enjoyed when her son George came out from Seattle in March of 2018 to visit and they spent the day at the Wrenthem outlets and had lunch together. She loved hearing him update her on his Seattle life and how Jody, Tellis and Holland were doing.
Jackie was so happy to able to visit Seattle in October 2021 (before the dementia took over) and spend time with Jody and Holland and some very close family friends who spoiled her while she was there - Bingo Barb planned a special bingo night and casino day for her. She was able to visit her sons forever resting spot and bring flowers. Jody and Holland took her to the Seattle Space Needle and she even went up to the very top of it which she was very proud of herself for doing that.
The Family has some comfort in knowing she is with so many loved ones but being in the arms of her son George Ducas again brings them the most comfort at this devastating time.
Jackie was predeceased by her beloved first born son George Ducas Aucoin of Seattle, the father of her 3 kids George Aucoin of Waltham, her parents Emma (Breault) and William Connelly, her sisters Francis Connelly and Kathleen Hebert, her brother Paul Connelly, a close sister-in-law Joan Connelly and her nephew Billy Connelly all of who she loved and missed so much. There’s so many other beloved family members and friends that she is now reunited with.
She is survived by her son Jeff Aucoin of Waltham, her daughter Doreen O’Neil and husband Stephen of Northboro, her daughter-in-law’s Jody (Berge) Aucoin of Seattle and Donna (Shea) Aucoin of Texas, her Grandchildren Kelsey Aucoin of Nashville, Chad O’Neil of Attleboro and his girlfriend Xiomel, Tellis Aucoin of California, Brooke O’Neil of Northboro, and Holland Aucoin of Seattle. She also had a special place in her heart for her great nephews Brandon Hebert and Max Hebert and great nieces Anais Hebert and Jillian Keene who she always thought of as her “extra” grandchildren. Jackie was so proud of all her grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.
She is also survived by her brother-in-law Reggie Hebert (who has always done so much for the family) and her brother Bob, sisters Virginia, Patricia and Barbara all of Waltham, her sister Stephanie of Newman Lake, WA and many nieces and nephews and friends that she loved so much.
Jackie will be forever missed by her Family and Friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather and remember the love that Jackie shared during visiting hours on Tuesday, May 23rd at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco and Sons Memorial Chapels located, 773 Moody Street in Waltham. Burial will be held at Mt. Feake Cemetery, located 203 Prospect St. Waltham. Parking Attendants will be available.
For those who wish to pay their final respects, but are unable to attend, please be sure to sign the guestbook at www.BrascoFuneralhome.com.
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