Jacqueline L. (Rackley) Gibbons, 83 of Newburyport, MA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 30, 2021. Jackie is survived by her best friend and beloved husband of 61 years Raymond P. Gibbons, Sr.
Jackie was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Rackley. She was predeceased by her brother Walter Rackley and her sisters Joan (Rackley) Dwyer and Julie (Rackley) DeSarno.
Jackie is survived by her adored children, Raymond P. Gibbons, Jr. of Braintree, MA, Mark Gibbons and his wife Ana of Londonderry, NH, Todd Gibbons and his wife Kimellen of East Kingston, NH and Keith Gibbons and his wife Jennifer of Methuen, MA.
She was a loving “Grandma” to and survived by her seven cherished grandchildren, Michael Gibbons and his wife Tara, Brian Gibbons and his wife Jenny, Connor Gibbons, Jordyn Gibbons, Trevor Gibbons, Jackson Gibbons and Jacob Gibbons. She was also a great grandmother to three treasured great grandchildren, Ty Gibbons, Brody Gibbons and Casey Gibbons.
Jackie is survived by her brothers Edward Rackley, Robert Rackley, Thomas Rackley and Gary Rackley all of New Jersey. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Faith, family and friends were most important to Jackie. She is famous for passing along “CONFIDENCE” to all of her children and grandchildren, keeping her New Jersey accent and her love of the dreaded New York Yankees even after 43 years of living in Newburyport. Jackie loved sitting on the boardwalk with her coffee, telling stories about her grandchildren and great grandchildren, her Aruba trips and volunteering with Breaking Bread to help serve the less fortunate. Jackie leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, inspiration and extraordinary strength.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green Street, Newburyport. Burial will be private at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Gibbons’ family with her funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers and in recognition of the tremendous care provided, please consider a donation in memory of Jacqueline Gibbons to Merrimac Valley Hospice at 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.
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